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MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Raise Funds to Attend Youth Fashion Summit

MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Raise Funds to Attend Youth Fashion Summit

    Whitecliffe MFA Fashion Sustainability students Courtney Harper, Benjamin Farry and Sophia Butler are currently in Copenhagen for the Youth Fashion Summit. The event’s core focus is to develop ways in which sustainability can be achieved within the fashion industry to reduce demands on resources and impact on the environment. To raise funds for the trip, the students organised screenings of the film, The True Cost, a documentary that "focuses on fast... > Read more

MFA Graduate Lisa Chandler in Leipzig for Artists' Residency

MFA Graduate Lisa Chandler in Leipzig for Artists' Residency

MFA graduate Lisa Chandler is halfway through her four-month artist residency at the Leizpig International Artist Programme (LIAP) in the Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany. Leipzig is known internationally for ‘The New Leipzig School’, which relates to a group of painters working in the... > Read more

HOD Fashion Design Belinda Watt in Remix Magazine

HOD Fashion Design Belinda Watt in Remix Magazine

HOD Fashion Design Belinda Watt featured in the latest issue #89 of Remix Magazine. In the interview by Fiona Connor, Watt talks about her passion for fashion sustainability, her work at Whitecliffe and graduate successes. > Read more

MFA Fashion Sustainability Student Featured in Stuff.co.nz

MFA Fashion Sustainability Student Featured in Stuff.co.nz

Whitecliffe MFA Fashion Sustainability student Sophia Butler featured in Stuff.co.nz. She is headed to the Youth Fashion Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark along with a group of other Whitecliffe MFA students. Over 100 students from all over the world are invited to attend the event, which takes place... > Read more

Caroline Konarkowska Finalist in Be Open Young Talent Awards

Caroline Konarkowska Finalist in Be Open Young Talent Awards

Graphic Design graduate Caroline Konarkowska is one of ten international finalists for the Young Talent Award. You can vote for Caroline in the Web Choice Awards and help her win via the link below: Creative Think Tank BE OPEN presents the new tour of YOUNG TALENT AWARD - this year the... > Read more

Harman Grubisa Nominated for The International Woolmark Prize

Harman Grubisa Nominated for The International Woolmark Prize

Fashion Design graduates Jessica Grubisa and Madeleine Harman of fashion label Harman Grubisa are nominated for the prestigious International Woolmark Prize. We wish them the best of luck! > Read more

Recent Graphic Design Graduates Exhibiting at Objectspace

Recent Graphic Design Graduates Exhibiting at Objectspace

Objectspace hosts an annual exhibition entitled 'The Way of Matter' showcasing work from recent tertiary graduates, curated by Director Kim Paton. The exhibition opens Friday 22 April 6pm and includes work from recent Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates Brittnee Covich and Caroline Konarkowska.... > Read more

Professor Marianne Franklin (Goldsmiths University) to Lecture at Whitecliffe

Professor Marianne Franklin (Goldsmiths University) to Lecture at Whitecliffe

Professor Marianne Franklin of Goldsmiths University of London joins us at Whitecliffe for a special lecture titled 'Veil Dressing as/and Fashion' For women in parts Europe, France and Belgium in particular, dressing in a visibly Muslim way in public now means breaking the law, as... > Read more

Year 4 Photo Media Student Georgia Periam interviewed by D-Photo Magazine

Year 4 Photo Media Student Georgia Periam interviewed by D-Photo Magazine

Year 4 Photo Media student Georgia Periam interviewed by D-Photo Magazine about her various creative outlets, what she’s working on, and how Whitecliffe is helping her achieve her goals in the photographic industry. Read her interview here.  > Read more

New Arts Therapy Publication Launched

New Arts Therapy Publication Launched

Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies: A Person-Centred Approach is a new publication launched at the Women's Bookshop last week, edited by Caroline Miller (former Whitecliffe Master of Arts - Arts Therapy Co-Director/Lecturer and current guest lecturer, external assessor and research... > Read more

Whitecliffe Announces Master of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Sustainability

Whitecliffe Announces Master of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Sustainability

In 2016, Whitecliffe launched a new stream of the Master of Fine Arts programme focusing on Fashion and Sustainability. The programme offers postgraduate opportunities for Fashion Designers with an... > Read more

Conversation with Dr Miles Gregory of Auckland's Pop-up Globe

Conversation with Dr Miles Gregory of Auckland's Pop-up Globe

Dr Miles Gregory is Founder and Artistic Director of Pop-up Globe - the world's first reconstruction of William Shakespeare's second Globe Theatre, which is currently enjoying huge success in... > Read more

2015 BFA Graduate Awarded Prize at 2016 iD Dunedin International Emerging Designer Awards

2015 BFA Graduate Awarded Prize at 2016 iD Dunedin International Emerging Designer Awards

Kingkang Chen was awarded the ZM and Viva Editorial Prize (for Best New Zealand Collection) gaining him an editorial feature in The New Zealand Herald’s Viva Magazine. The iD... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: Student Experience

Krupa Patel is a 2015 graduate of our BFA Graphic Design programme. She was born in India, has lived in New Zealand for almost nineteen years and attended Botany Downs Secondary College before... > Read more

Photo Media Student Awarded at 2016 Photobook New Zealand Festival

Photo Media Student Awarded at 2016 Photobook New Zealand Festival

Georgia Periam received ‘Highly Commended’ for her photobook The Inbetween at the New Zealand Photobook of the Year Awards (NZPOTY). The awards were announced at the inaugural Photobook... > Read more

Whitecliffe Graduates & Lecturer in 'Tautai Navigate'

Whitecliffe Graduates & Lecturer in 'Tautai Navigate'

Whitecliffe graduates Anita Jacobson, Siliga David Setoga, Lina Marsh and lecturer Edith Amituanai are exhibiting in "Tautai Navigate" as part of the Auckland Arts Festival - celebrating... > Read more

Whitecliffe Lecturer & Artist Richard Maloy to Exhibit at Art Basel Hong Kong

Whitecliffe Lecturer & Artist Richard Maloy to Exhibit at  Art Basel Hong Kong

Richard Maloy has been selected for the Encounters sector of the Art Basel Hong Kong Art Fair opening 24 March. The display of large-scale works includes 16 prominent artists from 12 countries -... > Read more

Matt Dowman Exhibiting at Tauranga Art Gallery

Matt Dowman Exhibiting at Tauranga Art Gallery

Whitecliffe graduate and lecturer Matt Dowman is exhibiting new large-scale works at the Tauranga Art Gallery. The exhibition entitled A Brighter Future is on view until 17 April. Dowman... > Read more

Photo Media Students Shortlisted for NZ Photobook of the Year Awards

Photo Media Students Shortlisted for NZ Photobook of the Year Awards

Year 4 Whitecliffe Photo Media students Shelley Ashford and Georgia Periam are finalists in the New Zealand Photobook of the Year Awards Self-published category. The winner will be announced at the... > Read more

Summer Employment Opportunities for Whitecliffe Graduates

Summer Employment Opportunities for Whitecliffe Graduates

Our recent BFA graduates have been busy over the summer break securing employment opportunities, internships and work experience within their respective fields. Not only are they learning from... > Read more