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MFA Student Exhibiting in Tautai Pacific Arts Trust's Travelling Group Exhibition

MFA Student Exhibiting in Tautai Pacific Arts Trust's Travelling Group Exhibition

BFA graduate and MFA candidate Christina Pataialii is currently showing work in the Tautai Pacific Arts Trust tertiary group exhibition at ST PAUL St Gallery, curated by Ane Tonga: "INFLUX brings together diverse artworks that collectively push and pull our understanding of the Pacific from a perspective that is much larger than Aotearoa New Zealand. The Tautai exhibition of tertiary students’ work opens at Auckland’s ST PAUL ST GALLERY, AUT on 23 September –... > Read more

Recent Fashion Design Graduate Featured in VOGUE

Recent Fashion Design Graduate Featured in VOGUE

We are very proud to see Maggie Hewitt, who recently graduated from Whitecliffe in 2015, launch her own sustainable fashion label Maggie Marilyn in September 2016. Earlier this year, Maggie sold her first collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and is now off to Paris Fashion Week to... > Read more

Master of Arts in Arts Management Graduate Wins 2016 ART Venture Award

Master of Arts in Arts Management Graduate Wins 2016 ART Venture Award

Sharu Delilkan, a recent Master of Arts in Arts Management graduate, is one of twelve creative entrepreneurs awarded a place on ART Venture, the distinguished year-long creative enterprise accelerator programme given by the Arts Regional Trust (ART). The award is worth over $30,000 for each... > Read more

Photo Media Graduate Awarded at 2016 Eden Arts Young Artists Awards

Photo Media Graduate Awarded at 2016 Eden Arts Young Artists Awards

Rainer Weston, a recent Photo Media graduate, won the Siddell Memorial Award at the 2016 Eden Arts Young Artists Awards. The Siddell Memorial Award was “launched in 2012 and honours the late Sir Peter and Lady Sylvia who were Mt Eden artists and loyal supporters of the Eden Arts... > Read more

Whitecliffe Photo Media Department attends 2016 Obscura Festival of Photography, Malaysia

Whitecliffe Photo Media Department attends  2016 Obscura Festival of Photography, Malaysia

Whitecliffe Photo Media Head of Department Becky Nunes and Year 4 student Georgia Periam attended the 2016 Obscura Festival of Photography in George Town, Penang from the 19 – 26 August. The festival is Malaysia’s “premier photography festival that celebrates photography from... > Read more

Whitecliffe Finalists - 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016

Whitecliffe Finalists - 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016

Whitecliffe faculty, students and alumni are selected as finalists for the Wallace Art Awards. In total, 371 submissions were received, 88 were selected as finalists. The judging panel includes distinguished artists and arts professionals Andrew Clifford, Georgina Ralston, Philip Trusttum,... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students, Faculty, Alumni Finalists for 2016 Best Design Awards

Whitecliffe Students, Faculty, Alumni Finalists for 2016 Best Design Awards

The Best Design Awards judges' panel has selected the finalists for the 2016 round of awards. In the Student category, recent Whitecliffe graduates Brittnee Covich and Caroline Konarkowska were nominated, as well as Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates for their 2015 end-of-year exhibition.... > Read more

Whitecliffe Student's 'Plastic Dress' Featured in NZ Herald

Whitecliffe Student's 'Plastic Dress' Featured in NZ Herald

Whitecliffe student Havilah Koledoye featured in The New Zealand Herald - she 'transformed ordinary plastic bags into a unique white gown fit for the runway.' Havilah 'spent eight weeks and used more than 300 New World plastic bags to make the sustainable ball gown, which has been entered in the... > Read more

Whitecliffe Photo Media Student Yann-Ru Yang is the Overall Winner at 2016 Eden Arts Art Schools Award

Whitecliffe Photo Media Student Yann-Ru Yang is the Overall Winner at 2016 Eden Arts Art Schools Award

The judges of the 2016 Eden Arts Art Schools Award have selected the winners of this year’s award. We are proud to announce that Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Year 4 Photo Media student Yann-Ru Yang was the Overall Winner for her work entitled The hyphen I live on and wins $5,000... > Read more

In Memoriam: Lily Simpson

In Memoriam: Lily Simpson

In Memoriam: Lily Simpson Beloved Year 3 Fashion Design student Lily Simpson passed away peacefully after a short illness on 19 June 2016. She was 30 years old. Students, staff and faculty at Whitecliffe are grateful to have had Lily as part of their lives. On Friday, July 22 we... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Graduate wins Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award

Whitecliffe MFA Graduate wins Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award

Recent MFA graduate and Whitecliffe lecturer Rose Meyer won the Barfoot and Thompson Award of $3,000 for her work To: Osborne Lane, 2 Kent Street at the 2016 Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards. The... > Read more

Harman Grubisa Selected as 2016 Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer

Harman Grubisa Selected as 2016 Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer

Congratulations to our BFA Fashion Design graduates Jessica Grubisa and Madeleine Harman of Harman Grubisa! They have been 'chosen as this year’s Mercedes-Benz Presents designer, the... > Read more

2016 Parkin Drawing Prize Finalists

2016 Parkin Drawing Prize Finalists

The 2016 Parkin Drawing Prize shortlist has been announced! Congratulations to our Whitecliffe staff, students and alumni: Lea-Anne Sheather (MFA graduate) Alex Matthews (BFA graduate &... > Read more

Whitecliffe Faculty Finalists of 2016 National Contemporary Art Award

Whitecliffe Faculty Finalists of 2016 National Contemporary Art Award

Judge Misal Adnan Yildiz has selected 34 entries as finalists for this year’s National Contemporary Art Award managed by Waikato Museum. The finalists include Whitecliffe Associate HOD Fine... > Read more

Graphic Design Students Collaborate with Massey University Students for Exhibition

Graphic Design Students Collaborate with Massey University Students for Exhibition

A selection of typographic installations, publications and posters created by students from Massey University and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design were presented in an exhibition 'Material... > Read more

Guest Speaker Event: Juan Fernando Herrán

Guest Speaker Event: Juan Fernando Herrán

The International Guest and External Examiner for the Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 2016 July seminar is the artist and academic Juan Fernando Herrán, from the Universidad de los Andes,... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: Student Experience

Born and raised in Iran, Mahsa Khosravi is in her final year of studying towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe. She originally came to New Zealand in 2005 and previously studied science... > Read more

Whitecliffe Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management 2016 July & September Intake

Whitecliffe Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management 2016 July & September Intake

Whitecliffe has a July and September intake in 2016 for the Whitecliffe PG Diploma in Arts Management. If you are keen to apply for a place on this programme, and were late with your application... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Collaborate with Objectspace for Fundraiser

Whitecliffe MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Collaborate with Objectspace for Fundraiser

Masters students Benjamin Farry and Zuzana Kristofova were chosen to participate in a collaborative project with Objectspace and award-winning designer Alan Deare. The objective was to design a... > Read more

Photo Media Student Georgia Periam Winner of 2016 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award

Photo Media Student Georgia Periam Winner of 2016 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award

Year Four Photo Media student Georgia Periam is the selected winner of the 2016 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award. The scholarship was established in 1983 and is awarded annually to a top Whitecliffe... > Read more