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Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Studying on the Whitecliffe Foundation course was the beginning of Year Four Fine Arts student Christina Pataialii student years at Whitecliffe. Christina attended Mt. Albert Grammar and studied towards her BA at Auckland University before the birth of her daughter and a brief time in hairdressing before applying to study at Whitecliffe. She says she was raised “in various central and western suburbs of Auckland, generally in the lower socio-economic areas. I was raised bi-culturally,... > Read more

Whitecliffe students selected for 2015 New Zealand-Vietnam Fashion Students’ Collaboration

Whitecliffe students selected for 2015 New Zealand-Vietnam Fashion Students’ Collaboration

Year Four Fashion Design students Jessica Greetham and Benjamin Farry are participating in the 2015 New Zealand-Vietnam Fashion Students’ Collaboration sponsored by the New Zealand Embassy in Vietnam. The project marks forty years of bilateral relations between New Zealand and Vietnam and... > Read more

Greg Whitecliffe Memorial Charitable Trust Exhibition Opens May 25th

Greg Whitecliffe Memorial Charitable Trust Exhibition Opens May 25th

Since 2006, The Greg Whitecliffe Memorial Charitable Trust has devoted its energy to passionately supporting young and emerging artists in the form of "life experiences" through scholarships and awards. The aim is to encourage creative students into the arts as a lifetime pursuit and... > Read more

July 2015 intake – MA in Arts Management

July 2015 intake – MA in Arts Management

Announcing a second intake for 2015 for the Whitecliffe Master of Arts - Arts Management degree. If you are keen to apply for a place on this programme, and were late with your application for February, or the time is now right, there are places still available for our mid year intake starting... > Read more

Whitecliffe Graduates Collaborate on Designs for New Billy Apple Cider

Whitecliffe Graduates Collaborate on Designs for New Billy Apple Cider

Leah Surynt and Michael Bevin recently worked on the branding and design of Billy Apple Cider. The cider was launched to coincide with the artist’s current retrospective at the Auckland Art Gallery entitled Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else. Leah graduated from... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students Collaborate with Bairds Mainfreight Primary School in Otara

Whitecliffe Students Collaborate with Bairds Mainfreight Primary School in Otara

“Community engagement at Whitecliffe is all about moving beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom and creating a collaborative, impactful and valuable project with others,” says Foundation Programme Leader Lynnemaree Patterson. In 2014, twenty Whitecliffe Year One... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Jason Richards is a Year Four Graphic Design student who taught himself how to use Photoshop when he was just 12 years old. He says, “I used to mock up fake movie posters and create banners. I remember thinking, a designer doesn’t have to do everything on the computer?” This is... > Read more

Whitecliffe College host Magnum workshops as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography 2015

Whitecliffe College host Magnum workshops as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography 2015

Whitecliffe and the Photo Media Department are very pleased to announce an exciting partnership during the Auckland Festival of Photography in 2015. Globally respected photo agency Magnum will be running three five-day workshops on site at the College. The workshops will offer a unique... > Read more

Whitecliffe Lecturer Nominator for The Signature Art Prize 2014

Whitecliffe Lecturer Nominator for The Signature Art Prize 2014

Giles Peterson was selected by the Singapore Art Museum and the Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Signature Art Prize Curatorial, as a nominator for the prize and as a representative of the Pacific Islands and New Zealand. The triennial APB Foundation Signature Art Prize is a principal... > Read more

The Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia: Whitecliffe Fashion Department Returns from India

The Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia: Whitecliffe Fashion Department Returns from India

Whitecliffe HOD Fashion Design Belinda Watt, recent graduates and students from Years Four and Three, Sophia Butler, Katie Davison, Zuzana Edwards, Jessica Greetham, Sojung Lim, Wilson Ong, Grace Pearson-Green and Nicole Wesseling recently returned from an exciting trip to India after winning The... > Read more

Whitecliffe Hosts Internationally Renowned Ceramicist Anders Ruhwald

Whitecliffe Hosts Internationally Renowned Ceramicist Anders Ruhwald

Danish ceramicist Anders Ruhwald was invited to Whitecliffe as an International Guest on the 2015 MFA programme in January. Ruhwald has exhibited extensively and his work is held in public and... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Artist Jonathan (Jono) Dunbar is a recent BFA graduate and current Whitecliffe MFA student. During his undergraduate studies, he was the top Fine Arts student in Years 3 and 4 and was a finalist... > 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

Whitecliffe Students Commissioned by Fletcher Developments for Mural Painting

Whitecliffe Students Commissioned by Fletcher Developments for Mural Painting

Recent BFA graduate and current MFA student Emma Anderton and Year Four Fine Arts student Giulio Laura have collaborated to create a community-focused outdoor mural for the Three Kings Renewal... > Read more

2014 Whitecliffe Graduation

2014 Whitecliffe Graduation

Fifty-seven undergraduate and twenty-four postgraduate students were awarded their Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters degrees in a graduation ceremony held at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday,... > Read more

2014 Whitecliffe End of Year Exhibitions and Fashion Show

2014 Whitecliffe End of Year Exhibitions and Fashion Show

Whitecliffe recently held its annual End of Year Student Exhibitions, celebrating student artworks and designs from throughout the year. Over three hundred Foundation, Year One, Two, Three and Four... > Read more

Whitecliffe Signs Pathway Agreement with New Zealand School of Education

Whitecliffe Signs Pathway Agreement with New Zealand School of Education

As an arts and design school with degree and postgraduate level programmes, Whitecliffe also has a legacy of extending our national and international reach by establishing pathway agreements with... > Read more

Whitecliffe Faculty Profile: Senior Lecturer Stan Mauger

Whitecliffe Faculty Profile: Senior Lecturer Stan Mauger

Senior Lecturer Stan Mauger will embark on a new phase in his life when he retires from teaching at Whitecliffe at the end of this academic year. Stan has taught Graphic Design at Whitecliffe since... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Fine Arts student Alex Matthews has had a great final year at Whitecliffe. She was Overall Winner at the prestigious Eden Arts Art Schools Awards in August and just exhibited her final installation... > Read more

Whitecliffe Fashion Design Department Awarded Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia

Whitecliffe Fashion Design Department Awarded Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia

The Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Fashion Design department has been awarded Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA) for students’ ongoing participation in Project... > Read more