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Arts Therapy Students Handcraft A Weighted Blanket

Arts Therapy Students Handcraft A Weighted Blanket

Demand for the limited number of places on the Whitecliffe Arts Therapy programmes, which focus on visual arts drama, and dance/movement as expressive modalities for therapy, continues to grow each year. In 2016 the Postgraduate Diploma, the foundation year for the programme, was offered in both Christchurch and Auckland. The students who entered programme in that year are now in the final third year the Masters of Arts in Arts Therapy this year and are the largest cohort so far for the... > Read more

Socially Engaging Art

Socially Engaging Art

Recently, Fine Arts lecturer Matt Dowman ran a BFA Years 2 and 3 elective class on socially engaging art. This year saw a wide range of social issues being brought to light with the aim of opening the conversation for public discussion and ultimately encouraging action. The class formed groups... > Read more

Whitecliffe Year Four Fashion Branding Competition

Whitecliffe Year Four Fashion Branding Competition

Congratulations to BFA Fashion Design student, Celine Ceraudo on winning the Whitecliffe Year Four Fashion Branding Competition. Sponsored by Identity Solutions, Celine won a branding package worth $500. Identity will produce 500 pieces of each of Celine’s concepts including her neck label,... > Read more

Community Engagement Project - Saucy Soup Kitchen

Community Engagement Project - Saucy Soup Kitchen

As part of the Year One BFA programme, students take part in a community engagement class each year. This year the focus was on exploring the impact of food on society, particularly food waste and its implications. Enlisting the help of Nick Loosley from Everybody Eats, students were able to see... > Read more

Whitecliffe Fine Arts Faculty Announced as Winners of the 2018 Wallace Arts Awards

Whitecliffe Fine Arts Faculty Announced as Winners of the 2018 Wallace Arts Awards

The Wallace Arts Awards, which are awarded annually and are considered the premier New Zealand award for artists, were announced on Monday evening (3 September) at the Pah Homestead in Auckland. The Awards recognise outstanding examples of contemporary New Zealand art and provide residencies for... > Read more

Fashion Design Graduates Maggie Hewitt and Sophie Scally Featured in Apparel Magazine

Fashion Design Graduates Maggie Hewitt and Sophie Scally Featured in Apparel Magazine

Fashion Design Graduate Maggie Hewitt has been featured in the August issue of Apparel Magazine. She talks of her inspiration, how her fashion journey started and her contribution to the New Zealand Fashion Industry. “For me, it’s always designing for the girl, and what she wants... > Read more

Life After Whitecliffe: Ken Khun

Life After Whitecliffe: Ken Khun

Ken graduated with his BFA, majoring in Graphic Design at the end of 2017 and is now doing internships with Verve Magazine and Special Group. In addition to this work he was recently announced as a finalist in the 2018 Best Design Awards. Ken explains that “the designs I submitted stem from... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience Ella Ranfft

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience Ella Ranfft

For Ella Ranfft, a final year Fine Arts student, being an artist is in her blood. “I have always loved the tactility and colours of paint, both looking and using. There is just something about the act of mixing and then marking a surface that I love. Although I could be whatever I wanted,... > Read more

Asia Pacific Education purchases IT tertiary provider Computer Power Plus

Asia Pacific Education purchases IT tertiary provider Computer Power Plus

Asia Pacific Education Group (APEDU) announces today (4 September 2018) the acquisition of IT Tertiary Education Provider, Computer Power Plus (CPP). This purchase follows the 100% acquisition of Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in July 2018, and directly preceding that, of NZ Fashion... > Read more

2018 Best Design Awards Finalists Announced

2018 Best Design Awards Finalists Announced

Every year, The Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) organises the inaugural Best Design Awards. The awards are divided into multiple categories including Graphic, Spatial, Product, Interactive and Motion Design, alongside four boutique awards called the Ngā Aho Award, the Public Good... > Read more

Year 4 Fashion Design Student Finalist in 2018 World of Wearable Arts Show

Year 4 Fashion Design Student Finalist in 2018 World of Wearable Arts Show

Year 4 Fashion Design Student, Clara Wigmore has been named a finalist in the World of Wearable Arts competition for 2018, placing her amongst just 148 designers from all over the world. Commenting... > Read more

2018 Newmarket Window Display Awards

2018 Newmarket Window Display Awards

The winners of the annual Year 4 Newmarket Window Display competition have been announced. Judged on the creative use of visual communication, proportion and balance to produce impactful and... > Read more

James Goggin Speaks at Whitecliffe

James Goggin Speaks at Whitecliffe

Last week we were honoured to host famous English Graphic Designer, James Goggin who spoke with Whitecliffe students. James is now based in Providence, USA where he teaches at the prestigious Rhode... > Read more

Whitecliffe Faculty and Graduates Announced as Finalists in 2018 Wallace Art Awards

Whitecliffe Faculty and Graduates Announced as Finalists in 2018 Wallace Art Awards

The Wallace Arts Trust aims to promote contemporary art and their artists in New Zealand. Now housing a number of senior artist’s bodies of works and having initiated over 80 commissions, the... > Read more

MFA Graduate Wins at 2018 Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards

MFA Graduate Wins at 2018 Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards

Mish O’Neill has won the Barfoot and Thompson Prize ($3,000.00) at the Glaister-Ennor Graduate Art Awards. Her work Kawerau (The Remarkables) 5 January 2018.10.35 – 11.05am, 2018 is one... > Read more

Fine Arts Graduate Wins at 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize

Fine Arts Graduate Wins at 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize

Fine Arts graduate Harry Mcalpine is a Merit Award Winner of the 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize, for his work entitled The Daily Me (Recommended content & other things you might... > Read more

From Foundation To New York and London

From Foundation To New York and London

Jason Richards is a Foundation Certificate and a BFA Graphic Design graduate who now works in London as the Boys Print Designer for  high-end fashion label Stella McCartney, with ... > Read more

Guest Speaker Event: Matt Saunders

Guest Speaker Event: Matt Saunders

Our International Guest and External Examiner for the Whitecliffe MFA programme’s July Seminar, is artist Matt Saunders.  We’d like to invite you to his Artist... > Read more

BFA & MFA Graduate Awarded Merit at Estuary Art & Ecology Prize 2018

BFA & MFA Graduate Awarded Merit at Estuary Art & Ecology Prize 2018

Mish O’Neill was awarded Merit in the Estuary Art & Ecology Prize 2018 announced 7 July. Senior Curator at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre Paul Brobbel was elected as... > Read more

Congratulations Foundation Certificate Programme Graduates!

Congratulations Foundation Certificate Programme Graduates!

Thirty-three students graduated from our Arts, Design and Digital Media programmes on Tuesday 26 June. Top Student awards were given to Certificate in Digital Media & Design student Madi Watson... > Read more