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NZFW 2019: Whitecliffe alumni, students to showcase Sustainability Show

NZFW 2019: Whitecliffe alumni, students to showcase Sustainability Show

Whitecliffe is proud to announce its involvement in this year’s 2019 New Zealand Fashion Week Sustainability Show as part of the NZ Fashion Weekend. Current Year 4 Fashion and Sustainability students Bianca Lim-Yip and Tom Munday will both be showing five outfits each, as will Whitecliffe alumni Olivia Lewis (Harriet) and Yuexue Wang. The Sustainability Show will highlight designers who represent environmental, social and cultural sustainability through their design practices, from... > Read more

NZFW 2019: Maggie Marilyn, Benjamin Alexander showcasing in solo shows

NZFW 2019: Maggie Marilyn, Benjamin Alexander showcasing in solo shows

Whitecliffe is absolutely thrilled to see the success of two Fashion and Sustainability alumni showing their designs in solo shows at New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) for 2019. Maggie Marilyn, BFA and Benjamin Alexander, MFA, both specialised in Fashion and Sustainability at Whitecliffe, and... > Read more

Whitecliffe sees 13 finalists in the 2019 Best Awards

Whitecliffe sees 13 finalists in the 2019 Best Awards

A whopping 13 Whitecliffe student projects have been named finalists in the DINZ Best Awards for 2019. The award this year sees 11 Whitecliffe students as finalists in the Graphic Design Student category, one project as a finalist in the Interactive Student category and one project as a... > Read more

Whitecliffe staff and graduates Highly Commended, Finalists in the 2019 Parkin Prize

Whitecliffe staff and graduates Highly Commended, Finalists in the 2019 Parkin Prize

A series of Whitecliffe faculty and recent graduates have been Highly Commended and announced finalists in the 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize. Matt Ellwood, Head of Department in Fine Art at Whitecliffe College, was one of 10 that walked away with Highly Commended with his piece Autumn / Winter... > Read more

MFA graduate Julie Cromwell wins Glaister Ennor 2019 top award

MFA graduate Julie Cromwell wins Glaister Ennor 2019 top award

Julie Cromwell walked away with the $5000 top prize at the Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards in July. The recent Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts graduate’s work Transitions (8/13) enthralled judge John Daly-Peoples. “This elegant, imposing urn... > Read more

Benjamin Alexander Showing at NZ Fashion Week 2019

Benjamin Alexander Showing at NZ Fashion Week 2019

Whitecliffe BFA Fashion Design and MFA in Fashion Sustainability graduate Benjamin Alexander will be showing his latest collection at New Zealand Fashion Week 2019. As the winner of New Zealand's inaugural Project Runway in 2018, this will be Benjamin’s first solo show at NZ Fashion... > Read more

Fashion Graduate Julie Pyun: From Whitecliffe to New York

Fashion Graduate Julie Pyun: From Whitecliffe to New York

“My journey at Whitecliffe truly prepared me for the fashion industry to say the least. The school helped me understand my design aesthetic and who I wanted to be as a young designer. The internships provided inside and outside Whitecliffe were invaluable opportunities that I took advantage... > Read more

Dane Mitchell Exhibits at Venice Biennale

Dane Mitchell Exhibits at Venice Biennale

Whitecliffe MFA supervisor Dane Mitchell’s exhibition Post Hoc has just opened in the New Zealand Pavillion at the 58th Venice Biennale. Dane was selected in the highly coveted role as New Zealand’s representative at the Venice Biennale in 2019 and he has since been developing the... > Read more

Gasworks Residency London Awarded to Christina Pataialii

Gasworks Residency London Awarded to Christina Pataialii

Christina Pataialii (MFA 2018) has been awarded the prestigious Gasworks Residency in London. The 11-week, fully-funded residency runs from 30 September – 16 December 2019 and provides “the opportunity for self-led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation... > Read more

Asia New Zealand Foundation Residency awarded to Hikalu Clarke

Asia New Zealand Foundation Residency awarded to Hikalu Clarke

Hikalu Clarke who graduated with his MFA in 2017 and completed the prestigious Gasworks Residency in London in November 2018 – January 2019, has recently been awarded an Asia New Zealand Foundation Residency at Yokobo Arts Centre, Tokyo, Japan which will run from September – November... > Read more

Christina Pataialii wins the 2019 Rydal Art Prize

Christina Pataialii wins the 2019 Rydal Art Prize

The inaugural Rydal Art Prize, New Zealand’s newest art award with a specific focus on contribution to contemporary painting, has been awarded to Whitecliffe 2018 Master of Fine Arts graduate... > Read more

Whitecliffe Fashion Design Students In India

Whitecliffe Fashion Design Students In India

On Thursday 28 February, twelve Whitecliffe Fashion Design students embarked on a 5-week journey through India to learn about sustainable practices and participate in artisan craft workshops.... > Read more

Whitecliffe Graphic Design Lecturer Rebecca Steedman

Whitecliffe Graphic Design Lecturer Rebecca Steedman

Having been a part of the Whitecliffe faculty for 7 years, Rebecca Steedman lives and breathes Whitecliffe life. The Graphic Design Lecturer says what makes the college stand out from others is the... > Read more

Whitecliffe HOD Photo Media Awarded A 2019 SPE International Conference Grant

Whitecliffe HOD Photo Media Awarded A 2019 SPE International Conference Grant

Whitecliffe HOD Photo Media Becky Nunes recently submitted a paper titled “15 Minutes of Fame – Warhol, Facebook and the Work of Luke Willis Thompson” to the Society for... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students Recipients of Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia

Whitecliffe Students Recipients of Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia

Whitecliffe students have again been awarded Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia for 2019. On Thursday February 28, twelve year 3 and 4 Whitecliffe students will depart on an immersive... > Read more

Whitecliffe And French 83 Collaborate For The 2019 Restyle Project

Whitecliffe And French 83 Collaborate For The 2019 Restyle Project

Whitecliffe are collaborating with FRENCH83 again this year for the annual suit restyling project. The project centres around Whitecliffe Fashion Design students upcycling old suits donated by the... > Read more

MFA Graduate Wins Arts Whakatāne Highly Commended Award

MFA Graduate Wins Arts Whakatāne Highly Commended Award

MFA graduate Lea-Anne Sheather is the recipient of this year’s Arts Whakatāne Highly Commended Award as part of the 2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards. Pictured is her works, seeking... > Read more

Whitecliffe Welcomes New CEO And Officially Begins A New Academic Year

Whitecliffe Welcomes New CEO And Officially Begins A New Academic Year

A Mihi Whakatau was held at Whitecliffe this morning to welcome our new CEO, Darryn Melrose to the staff and to recognise the formal start of the 2019 academic year. MFA candidate Joshua Thompson... > Read more

Whitecliffe BFA Fashion Design Graduate Featured on Vogue Runway

Whitecliffe BFA Fashion Design Graduate Featured on Vogue Runway

BFA Fashion Design graduate Maggie Hewitt of Maggie Marilyn has had her recent Pre-Fall 2019 Collection featured on Vogue Runway. Nicole Phelps writes about Maggie’s continued... > Read more

Molly Morpeth Canaday Award Finalists Announced

Molly Morpeth Canaday Award Finalists Announced

The 2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award recognises excellence across contemporary and traditional painting genres. This prestigious award collectively offers winners over $20,000. This year, judges... > Read more