Exhibitions and Events

Current and upcoming exhibitions and events featuring Whitecliffe students, staff, and alumni.

If you have an upcoming exhibition or event you would like shared with the Whitecliffe Community, please email ANITAT@WHITECLIFFE.AC.NZ

February 2019

Foundation Certificates Taster Day

13 February - 13 February at 09:30 - 12:30
Whitecliffe Campus
24 Balfour Road, Parnell

Didn’t get UE? You can still follow your dreams.

Get underway this February in one of our Arts, Design and Digital Media Certificates

Get the Whitecliffe Edge in just 18 weeks and

Get started on your Career in the Creative Industries

REGISTER HERE for our free TASTER DAY on Wednesday 13 February.

Foundation Certificates Taster Day

January 2019

MFA Graduate Exhibition 2019 'Final'

23 January - 26 January at 17:30
Pearce Gallery/St Georges Bay Road Studios
130 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell Auckland

All are welcome to attend the 2019 Whiteclife MFA Graduate Exhibitions "Final" opening Wednesday 23 January 5.30-7.30pm:



St Georges Bay Road Studios/Pearce Gallery

130 St Georges Bay Road

Parnell, Auckland



Lily Martine Baxter

Julie Cromwell

Gerry Parke

Kate Russell

Sheree Stone

Maraea Timutimu



Exhibition hours:

Thursday 24 January 11am-6pm

Friday 25 January 11am-6pm

Saturday 26 January 10am-5pm

MFA Graduate Exhibition 2019 'Final'

November 2018

Fashion Show 2018

21 November - 21 November at 7pm - 9pm. Doors Open at 6pm
The Cloud
89 Quay Street, Auckland

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design presents the Whitecliffe Fashion Show 2018, showcasing Year 2, 3 and 4 of the Whitecliffe BFA Fashion Design programme.


Whitecliffe Fashion Design students think creatively, take risks, and are innovators with a personal vision.


This much anticipated annual event is your opportunity to share in that vision and to see first-hand, the perspective taken by emerging designers.

Fashion Show 2018

End-of-Year Exhibitions 2018

09 November - 29 November at 5.30 pm

Whitecliffe is proud to present the 2018 End-of-Year series of exhibitions by our students and graduating students.

Work from the following programmes will be exhibited between 9 and 29 November.

For more information on  date, location and time for each exhibition


All exhibitions are open to the public.

End-of-Year Exhibitions 2018

October 2018

UX & Product Design Workshop

10 October at 1pm
Whitecliffe COllege
24 Balfour Road, Parnell 1011


For more info see: https://www.whitecliffe.ac.nz/product_design_wo...

Contact: enquiries@whitecliffe.ac.nz

UX & Product Design Workshop

July 2018

Guest Speaker Event: Matt Saunders

17 July - 17 July at 5.30PM
Auckland Art Gallery (Auditorium)

Our International Guest and External Examiner for the Whitecliffe MFA programme’s July Seminar is artist Matt Saunders. Whitecliffe would like to invite you to his Artist Talk: Tuesday 17th July at 5.30 at Auckland Art Gallery (auditorium). All are welcome to attend.

Matt will be speaking about his work in a talk titled ‘Flawed words and stubborn sounds’.

Matt Saunders’ work moves between painting, photography, and short animated films. His recent solo exhibitions include the Tate Liverpool, Tank (Shanghai), the St. Louis Art Museum and the Renaissance Society (Chicago) as well as gallery exhibitions with Marian Goodman Gallery (New York, London and Paris) and Blum&Poe (Tokyo and Los Angeles). His work has been seen in group exhibitions at MassMOCA, the Drawing Room (London), the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), MoMA (NY), the Sharjah Biennial, Deutsche Guggenheim (Berlin), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Adam Art Gallery (Wellington, NZ), among others. Saunders was the 2015 recipient of the Rappaport Prize from the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and the 2013 Prix Jean-François Prat. He lives between Berlin, Germany and Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is Associate Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.

Please visit the Auckland Art Gallery website for more info. 

Guest Speaker Event: Matt Saunders

June 2018

Newmarket Window Display Competition 2018

18 June - 23 June

Selected final-year Fashion Design students are required to present a professional display of one to two outfits from their 2018 collections, in a retail window in Newmarket.

It is important they employ methods of visual communication to enhance their displays and clearly convey their concept.

Richard Nieper, owner of Drapers Fabrics, sponsors the project, awarding a $500 fabric voucher to the top display and Ton van der Veer, Visual Merchandising and Display Artist, sponsors the Runner Up Award.

Download and print the flyer and map 

Harriet Olivia Lewis - Now That I Have Seen at Workshop 18 Morrow Street

Bridie McCree - Aleph at Workshop 18 Morrow Street

Annaleigh Stafford - Tempting 7 at Drapers 394 Khyber Pass Road

Ariel Ting - Garland SS 2019 at October Reign 30 Osborne Street

Coralie Vissac - Conquering beauty at Allium 11 Teed Street

Tarita Georgia Rahui - TBC at Muse 11b Teed Street

Clara Wigmore - Look Back at Gregory 6a Teed Street

Nicola Samson - Onwards aMadder and Rouge 25 Teed Street

Jessica Jay -  This must be the place, tran-seasonal at Taylor 1 Teed Street

Newmarket Window Display Competition 2018

November 2017

Master of Fine Arts Open Day

25 November - 25 November
DEMO (www.whitecliffe.ac.nz/opendays)
21 Shaddock Street Eden Terrace

Whitecliffe presents an information day on the Master of Fine Arts programme. Presentations at 12 pm and 2 pm.

The event includes the Semi Final exhibition of work by current MFA students.

Master of Fine Arts Open Day

Sustainability: What's Fashion got to do with it?

20 November - 20 November at 6 pm
Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design (https://apply.whitecliffe.ac.nz/e/5a0a12bd72bbfd70d20001ff)
24 Balfour Rd; Parnell

A public lecture by Dilys Williams - Professor of Fashion Design for Sustainability at University of the Arts London and based at London College of Fashion.

Fashion has a distinctive role in all of our lives. Since we’ve been standing, we’ve crafted materials to adorn our bodies and represent our identities. Fashion is personal; most of us wear clothes on a daily basis, engaging in practices and habits that most people can take part in. Fashion is public; it’s directly important to governments and businesses at multiple scales across worldwide locations. Its range of livelihoods employs around fifty million people – mainly women, deeply affecting individual and community prosperity. Crucially, every piece in our wardrobes comes from nature, our only home as humans, and is shaped via human ingenuity through hands and minds. What happens in fashion, affects us all. And each of us has the potential to affect fashion. We live in times of unprecedented change in personal, societal, economic, cultural and ecological terms. How we shape and respond to these interdependent changes depends on our capacity to think critically about how we think and act, to reflect on what we really value - and vitally, to think and act differently, for all of our sakes. Drawing on her work as director of Centre for Sustainable Fashion and professor of Fashion Design for Sustainability at University of the Arts, London, Dilys Williams will share some of the research being undertaken through the centre that explores ways in which we can design fashion for each and all of us to directly and indirectly delight in.

Sustainability: What's Fashion got to do with it?

Fashion Show 2017

19 November - 20 November at 5 pm doors open. Event: 6pm - 9pm
Viaduct Events Centre
161 Halsey Street, Viaduct Harbour

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design presents the Whitecliffe Fashion Show 2017, showcasing Year 2, 3 and 4 of the Whitecliffe BFA Fashion Design programme, and the Master of Fine Arts graduates who have specialised in fashion sustainability.

Whitecliffe Fashion Design students think creatively, take risks, and are innovators with a personal vision.


This much anticipated annual event is your opportunity to share in that vision and to see first-hand, the perspective taken by emerging designers.

Contact: fashionshow@whitecliffe.ac.nz

Fashion Show 2017

End-of-Year Exhibitions 2017

03 November - 28 November
see below weblink for exhibition dates and location timetable (www.whitecliffe.ac.nz/eoyexhibitions)

Showcasing work by  our current and graduating students from Fine Arts, Photo Media, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Foundation Certificate and  MFA programmes.

Exhibitions are open to the public.  All are welcome to attend. 

End-of-Year Exhibitions 2017

April 2017


14 April - 20 April
Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design
24 Balfour Rd; Parnell

Learn the key skills, production values and critical thinking required for the creation of compelling audio-visual narratives. You will be guided by a faculty that includes noted filmmakers, researchers, photographers and industry practitioners.

This intensive workshop enables you to gain valuable new skills, refresh or re-focus your existing knowledge base & make valuable professional connections.

Work with other creative image-makers in our purpose-built facilities and on location during a challenging and rewarding week-long course of study.

Course Overview

  1. Project visualisation and pre-production.
  2. The Adobe Creative Suite©, with emphasis on Premiere©, After Effects© and Muse©/Spark©.
  3. Image and sound recording: equipment, best practice workflows and file management.
  4. Post-production: Editing, sound and graphics.
  5. Workshop overview:
  6. During this intensive week you will negotiate a project, generate and edit content, receive critique and feedback from lecturers and your peers, and screen your final work at a public event at the close of the workshop.
  7. Delivery will take the form of lectures, tutorials, individual meetings with faculty, site visits, group and individual critique and feedback. 

You will need:

  1. Prior basic knowledge of editing software such as Photoshop©
  2. Intermediate-level Mac-based digital file-handling skills
  3. Intermediate-level photographic capability for the all-manual operation of DSLRs
  4. An external hard-drive

 We provide:

  1. High quality facilities including digital labs, daylight and blackout studios.
  2. Mac desktop computers and software, still and moving image camera and sound equipment. Technical support.
  3. Wi-Fi, printers and copiers as well as the wonderful Parkyn Library onsite.
  4. A public, catered screening event to close the workshop.
  5. Tea, coffee, healthy snacks and kitchen facilities.

Who we are:

We are educators, artists and industry practitioners.

  1. Becky Nunes (MFA) Photographer and film maker. Head of Department, Photo Media at Whitecliffe. http://www.beckynunes.co.nz/
  2. David Cowlard: (MA) Photographer, film maker and field recordist. Undergraduate lecturer at Whitecliffe. https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidcowlard/
  3. Briar March: (MFA) Filmmaker https://art.stanford.edu/people/briar-march
  4. Rainer Weston: (BFA) New media artist.
  5. Serena Giovanni Stevenson: Photographer and film maker http://www.serenastevenson.com
  6. Aaron McLean & Marcus Ringrose: PlayStudio commercial moving image production http://playstudio.co.nz/hello/
  7. Lux Productions: Colleen Tunicliffe. Photographer and short film maker http://www.lux.net.nz/


This workshop is currently a stand-alone, non-credit bearing course. However, there is the possibility that successful completion of this workshop could contribute to future recognised prior learning towards a proposed Whitecliffe Post-Graduate Diploma in Photography and Media Arts.

Costs and enrolment:

The cost for the week is $1320.00 inclusive of GST

Please enrol directly following the "Enrol Now" link, or contact us to discuss terms of payment by instalment or to request a GST invoice.

Email beckyn@whitecliffe.ac.nz


November 2016

Fashion Show 2016

20 November - 20 November at 6PM
Viaduct Events Centre
161 Halsey Street, Viaduct Basin, Auckland - See Google map

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design presents the Whitecliffe Fashion Show 2016, showcasing Year 2, 3 and 4 Fashion Design students’ collections. Whitecliffe Fashion Design students think creatively, take risks, and are innovators with a personal vision.

This much anticipated annual event is your opportunity to share in that vision and to see first-hand, the perspective taken by emerging designers.

Tickets: Available from iTicket from 20 October.

Price: $40 seated, $25 standing

For more info see: http://whitecliffe.ac.nz/wfs16

Fashion Show 2016

October 2016

Hotel Devon Island

20 October - 23 October at 6PM
21 Shaddock St, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1021 - See Google map

A new exhibition at our MFA project space DEMO opens this Thursday 20 October 6pm. All are welcome to attend!

Hotel Devon Island is a collaborative exhibition produced and designed by current MFA candidate Hikalu Clarke and BFA Photo Media graduate Rainer Weston.

The Outer Space Treaty states in Article II that ‘outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, are not subject to national appropriation by claims of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by other means”. Whilst this specifically prohibits “national appropriation” of extra-terrestrial territory by nations, it does not outlaw such appropriation by other entities, such as companies or individuals...

For more info see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841067452792260/

Hotel Devon Island

The other side of being

13 October - 08 November
Flagstaff Gallery
30 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland - See Google map

Graduates Janet Mazenier, Catherine Silberschmidt and Dawn Johnstone are exhibiting in a group exhibition at Flagstaff Gallery during Artweek Auckland. The exhibition opens this Thursday 13 October:

"Three diverse artists, Silberschmidt work, large, exploding with abstract colour and vibrancy is offset against Mazenier’s muted palette as she investigates aspects of spatiality and duality in her paintings. Johnstone’s naturalistic works dreamily explore her love of nature and found objects."

For more info see: http://artweekauckland.co.nz/events/north/57124...

The other side of being