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Mid-year Student Awards

Mid-year Student Awards

Whitecliffe Art and Design BFA departments held Mid-year assessments in June. Thank you to our industry partners who sponsored and presented awards to the following students on their achievements: Fine Arts Gordon Harris Painting Award presented by Graham Harris Year 2 Sylvia Kim Studio Art Supplies Award presented by Evan Woodruffe Year 3 Giulio Laura Fashion Design 2014 Newmarket Window Display Project Award winners: First Prize:... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

This month, we hear from current BFA student Jaimie Waititi: Year Four Fine Arts student Jaimie Waititi comes from Waihau Bay, a small ocean side town on the East Coast of the Bay of Plenty, where the movie ‘Boy’ was filmed. Jaimie moved to Auckland and attended Onehunga High... > Read more

Whitecliffe Faculty and MFA Graduates to Present at Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators (ANZAAE) 15-17 July

Whitecliffe Faculty and MFA Graduates to Present at Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators (ANZAAE) 15-17 July

Whitecliffe faculty and MFA graduates will present on a range of arts education topics at the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators (ANZAAE) Conference hosted by Auckland University of Technology (AUT). The conference will include both international and national speakers and... > Read more

Steve Carr Solo Exhibition at Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Steve Carr Solo Exhibition at Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Steve Carr, Senior Lecturer at Whitecliffe, recently exhibited Stretching Time, a solo exhibition comprising of three works at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The show has drawn a huge amount of interest and has been reviewed on Artforum.com, Eye Contact, New Zealand Listener, and was part... > Read more

International Guest of Whitecliffe MFA Programme, David Thomas to Speak at Auckland Art Gallery 16 July

International Guest of Whitecliffe MFA Programme, David Thomas to Speak at Auckland Art Gallery 16 July

Internationally renowned Australian painter, curator and educator, David Thomas has been invited to Whitecliffe as a guest assessor on the MFA programme. Thomas has exhibited extensively and his work is held in public and private collections worldwide. He currently lives and works in Australia... > Read more

Seed to Self: Sustainable Fashion Design Project

Seed to Self: Sustainable Fashion Design Project

Whitecliffe Fashion Design department has been selected to pilot an international sustainable fashion design project that will be opened up to other institutions around the world in 2015. The project seeks to bring more awareness of sustainable fashion practices into the world, through students... > Read more

Whitecliffe Fashion Design Students Team Up with Dream Chaser Foundation for The Restyle Project

Whitecliffe Fashion Design Students Team Up with Dream Chaser Foundation for The Restyle Project

The Whitecliffe Fashion Design Department has teamed up with men’s suit company French83 to support the Dream Chaser Foundation, a charity initiative that benefits families of children with cancer. The Restyle Project is an incentive for New Zealanders to donate pre-loved suits... > Read more

One Day Wonder opens at Pearce Gallery 28 July

One Day Wonder opens at Pearce Gallery 28 July

You are invited to exhibition #3 of Pearce Gallery’s annual One Day Wonder project. One Day Wonder is a research initiative with the mandate of providing a research based public forum for the discussion and development of new, emerging or experimental aspects of contemporary art practice.... > Read more

2014 Auckland Festival of Photography Participation

2014 Auckland Festival of Photography Participation

The Auckland Festival of Photography opened its 11th edition on May 29th. The festival programme attracts more than 55,000 visitors who attend various events and exhibitions presented all over the Auckland region. Graduates, current students and faculty from Whitecliffe participated in a number... > Read more

ACC – Exciting News for Arts Therapy Graduates

ACC – Exciting News for Arts Therapy Graduates

At a recent Sensitive Claims Advisory Group meeting, ACC announced that they will now accept Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association (ANZATA) as a recognised professional body for arts therapist/counsellors wanting to provide services to ACC. The Accident Compensation Corporation... > Read more

Whitecliffe MA AT Student Yesim Sokmen Wins Southern District Health Board’s Health Research Excellence Award

Whitecliffe MA AT Student Yesim Sokmen Wins Southern District Health Board’s Health Research Excellence Award

Dunedin-based Whitecliffe Master of Arts in Arts Therapy (MA AT) student Yesim Sokmen has received a Southern District Health Board’s Health Research Excellence Award. She was granted the... > Read more

Amber Whitecliffe awarded place in the 2014 Miromoda Showcase at New Zealand Fashion Week

Amber Whitecliffe awarded place in the 2014 Miromoda Showcase at New Zealand Fashion Week

The Indigenous Māori Fashion Apparel Board (IMFAB) co-founded by Ata Te Kanawa and Rex Turnbull, introduced its Miromoda Maori Fashion Design Awards Competition as a way to showcase fashion from... > Read more

Whitecliffe graduate Michelle So (Graphic Design) wins 2014 Australasian Graduate of the Year Award (AGOTYA)

Whitecliffe graduate Michelle So (Graphic Design) wins 2014 Australasian Graduate of the Year Award (AGOTYA)

Recent Whitecliffe graduate Michelle So (Graphic Design) took out one of the six top awards at the distinguished 2014 Australasian Graduate of the Year Award (AGOTYA). AGOTYA is a... > Read more

Whitecliffe graduate Courtney Harper (Fashion Design) wins 2014 Australasian Graduate of the Year Award (AGOTYA)

Whitecliffe graduate Courtney Harper (Fashion Design) wins 2014 Australasian Graduate of the Year Award (AGOTYA)

Recent Whitecliffe graduate Courtney Harper (Fashion Design) took out one of the six top awards at the distinguished 2014 Australasian Graduate of the Year Award (AGOTYA). AGOTYA is a... > Read more

Marrie Potter Residency at New Pacific Studios

Marrie Potter Residency at New Pacific Studios

MFA Alumna Marie Potter recently completed a 3-week residency at New Pacific Studios Mt Bruce Kaiparoro, which is set in rural Wairarapa. The studios are a non-profit organisation, with a sister... > Read more

Orientation Lunch 2014

Orientation Lunch 2014

Following a dynamic week of orientation workshops Whitecliffe staff and students celebrated the start of the 2014 academic year with a lively Orientation Lunch on Friday 22nd February, that... > Read more

Amber Whitecliffe opens debut boutique

Amber Whitecliffe opens debut boutique

Whitecliffe graduate Amber Whitecliffe is excited to be opening her debut namesake boutique Amber Whitecliffe this month. Located at 323 Parnell Road (next to Chocolate Boutique) the young designer... > Read more

A month in the Finnish winter!

A month in the Finnish winter!

Graphic Design lecturer Rebecca Steedman left warm summery January days for one of the largest and most international creative residencies in Scandinavia. Plunged into the depths of winter, Rebecca... > Read more

One Day Wonder 2014 Exhibition

One Day Wonder 2014 Exhibition

Fine Arts Lecturer Jill Sorensen curates the One Day Wonder programme at Pearce Gallery again this year. The first of the shows Single brown femalefeatures work by two recent Unitec graduates,... > Read more

Surynt & Chin among Best In Show 2014 graduates

Surynt & Chin among Best In Show 2014 graduates

Congratulations to recent Graphic Design graduates Leah Surynt and Tommy Chin, who were successful in their application to Best in Show 2014 an annual graduate exhibition hosted by... > Read more