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Fashion Design Window Display Competition 2018

Fashion Design Window Display Competition 2018

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 from 18 – 23 June. 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... > Read more

MFA Graduate Hikalu Clarke Awarded New Zealand/UK Gasworks Residency, London

MFA Graduate Hikalu Clarke Awarded New Zealand/UK Gasworks Residency, London

2017 Whitecliffe MFA graduate Hikalu Clarke has just been awarded the prestigious Gasworks Residency in London, which he will take up in October of this year. The residency is open to early/mid-career New Zealand artists (previous winners include Dane Mitchell and Sriwhana Spong) and provides... > Read more

Fashion Design Graduate Maggie Hewitt Featured in Viva - NZ Herald

Fashion Design Graduate Maggie Hewitt Featured in Viva - NZ Herald

Fashion Design graduate Maggie Hewitt is featured on the June 6th cover of Viva - The New Zealand Herald and interviewed about taking her own ethical fashion label Maggie Marilyn to the world. She is also pictured with her current employees, fellow Whitecliffe Fashion Design graduates... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Graduates Finalists in 2018 National Contemporary Art Award

Whitecliffe MFA Graduates Finalists in 2018 National Contemporary Art Award

Judge Reuben Friend, Director of the Pātaka Art Gallery & Museum, has selected 32 finalists out of 331 total entries for this year’s National Contemporary Art Award organized by the Waikato Museum. The finalists include Whitecliffe MFA graduates Sam Dollimore, Lee... > Read more

Recent MFA Graduates Selected for ‘Projects’ Section at the 2018 Auckland Art Fair

Recent MFA Graduates Selected for ‘Projects’ Section at the 2018 Auckland Art Fair

Art works by MFA graduates Hikalu Clarke and Christina Pataiali'i have been commissioned for the newly curated Projects section of the 2018 Auckland Art Fair. Curators Gabriela Salgado (Te Tuhi) and Francis McWhannell (The Pantograph Punch) selected 18 emerging and established... > Read more

MFA Alumni Hikalu Clarke, Christina Pataiali'i 'art world's brightest young things'

MFA Alumni Hikalu Clarke, Christina Pataiali'i 'art world's brightest young things'

Art Critic & Writer Anthony Byrt writes about the art world's brightest young things in the NZ Herald, our MFA graduates Hikalu Clarke and Christina Pataiali'i, who have been selected to participate in the new 'Projects' section of the Auckland Art Fair curated by Francis McWhannell... > Read more

Pearce Gallery /  40th Year Bastion Point Anniversary Exhibition 16 May - 2 June

Pearce Gallery / 40th Year Bastion Point Anniversary Exhibition 16 May - 2 June

Pearce Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographic images and ephemera from the Hawke Whanau Trust. The exhibition focuses on images that document the 506 days of occupation at Bastion Point, which led to the removal of 222 people on 25th May 1978 by New Zealand police and armed... > Read more

Whitecliffe Graduates’ Solo Painting Exhibition at Orex Art Gallery

Whitecliffe Graduates’ Solo Painting Exhibition at Orex Art Gallery

Beijing-based artists Deng Xinli and Xie Yi open an exhibition of their latest paintings at Auckland gallery Orexart on Thursday 3 May. The exhibition is on view until 28 May. Both artists will be in Auckland to attend the exhibition opening and will conduct an open discussion about their... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Scarlett Lily Libeau Harradine-Stevenson is presently in her third year of studies at Whitecliffe on the Bachelor of Fine Arts programme, majoring in Graphic Design. We interviewed Scarlett Lily about her life, experience while studying at Whitecliffe and what the future holds for her. Life... > Read more

Whitecliffe Announces Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei Scholarship

Whitecliffe Announces Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei Scholarship

Whitecliffe is pleased to announce that it now offers one scholarship each year open to applicants from Ngāti Whātua. The news comes as a continuation of the relationship developed between Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei, Whitecliffe staff and family networks. The eldest son of the Whitecliffe... > Read more

Fashion Design Graduates Trish Peng & Harman Grubiša - Successful Entrepreneurs in The Spinoff

Fashion Design Graduates Trish Peng & Harman Grubiša - Successful Entrepreneurs in The Spinoff

New Zealand website and opinion publication The Spinoff recently gave mention to our BFA Fashion Design graduates: •    Trish Peng as one of “Ten... > Read more

Whitecliffe Sponsors D-Photo Magazine Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018 Competition (Student)

Whitecliffe Sponsors D-Photo Magazine Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018 Competition (Student)

We are pleased to announce that Whitecliffe is the sponsor of the D-Photo Magazine Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018 competition - Student category. Entrants to the competition should enter... > Read more

Photo Media Lecturer David Cowlard Presents at Moving Images – Static Spaces: Architectures, Art, Media, Film, Digital Art and Design Conference in Istanbul

Photo Media Lecturer David Cowlard Presents at Moving Images – Static Spaces: Architectures, Art, Media, Film, Digital Art and Design Conference in Istanbul

Whitecliffe Photo Media Lecturer David Cowlard was invited to present a paper on his current research into 'Short-Form Video and the Possibilities for a New Architectural Criticism' at Moving... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Melody Jazz Aliivaine Makavani is currently in the midst of her Year 3 studies on the Whitecliffe BFA Photo Media programme. Melody chose to study photography “because I love being able to... > Read more

Fashion Design Students Invited to Participate in 2018 Youth Fashion Summit, Copenhagen

Fashion Design Students Invited to Participate in 2018 Youth Fashion Summit, Copenhagen

Anya Baranova, Jessica Jay, Bridie McCree and Georgia Rahui are Year 4 students whose proposals were accepted to the 2018 Youth Fashion Summit (YFS) to be held from 13-15 May in... > Read more

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Investment Provides Exciting Opportunities

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Investment Provides Exciting Opportunities

Asia Pacific Education (APEDU) will acquire a majority stake in Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, the award-winning college, considered to be the country’s leading private arts and... > Read more

Students from St. Olaf College (USA) Visit Whitecliffe

Students from St. Olaf College (USA) Visit Whitecliffe

On January 2, Associate Dean of Fine Arts/Professor of Music Kent McWilliams of St. Olaf College (Minnesota) and 28 students visited the Whitecliffe campus. The opportunity came about when... > Read more

2017 Graphic Design Graduate Emma Marriott featured on Design Assembly

2017 Graphic Design Graduate Emma Marriott featured on Design Assembly

2017 BFA Graphic Design graduate Emma Marriott featured as a part of "Hot New Things" on Design Assembly NZ, written by Lana Lopesi. Emma talks about her practice, her experience at... > Read more

Recent Graphic Design Graduate Ken Khun featured on Design Assembly

Recent Graphic Design Graduate Ken Khun featured on Design Assembly

Recent Graphic Design graduate Ken Khun is featured on Design Assembly's Hot New Things. "After I finished high school, I was contemplating studying Graphic or Fashion Design. During the... > Read more

Whitecliffe Welcomes CEO Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei as Guest Speaker to Start off 2018 Academic Year

Whitecliffe Welcomes CEO Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei as Guest Speaker to Start off 2018 Academic Year

Rangimarie Hunia was invited to Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design on Thursday 22 February to present the historical stories, present developments and future aspirations for Ngāti Whātua and... > Read more