News

Subscribe to Whitecliffe Newsletter


If you are a former or current student of Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, we want to help promote your work. If you have an upcoming exhibition or any news you would like shared with the Whitecliffe Community please feel free to email newsletter@whitecliffe.ac.nz

For more recent news, check our FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM and pages.


Whitecliffe News

The Water Sustains Us: A trans-global collaboration between Whitecliffe and Nottingham College photography students

The Water Sustains Us: A trans-global collaboration between Whitecliffe and Nottingham College photography students

An exciting trans-global photographic collaboration has been initiated by Nottingham College Photography course leader Matt Bunn and Head of Department, Photo Media at Whitecliffe College in Auckland. The project is student-led and facilitated by the faculty of each institution. READ MORE: Whitecliffe collaborates with Nottingham College on 18K The project was initiated in May 2019. Initial brainstorming involved working through a long list of potential project ideas to determine the... > Read more

Whitecliffe Manukau: Finding your passion after high school

Whitecliffe Manukau: Finding your passion after high school

We’re all meant to have a plan after high school, right? We’re told our futures depend on it, that it should be obvious where your passions in life lie – that’s how it works, right? That after 13 years in primary, intermediate and secondary school, you should know yourself... > Read more

Whitecliffe students invited to enter World Vision New Zealand x Karen Walker Christmas card competition

Whitecliffe students invited to enter World Vision New Zealand x Karen Walker Christmas card competition

World Vision New Zealand have teamed up with Karen Walker to offer aspiring New Zealand designers the chance to create a limited-edition Christmas card for their Christmas campaign. Click here for more information and entries. The winning designer will receive:  A meet... > Read more

Student Stories: Whitecliffe gives Anaru a fresh start in the fashion industry

Student Stories: Whitecliffe gives Anaru a fresh start in the fashion industry

For Anaru Tamatoa, coming home to New Zealand after seven years overseas meant a fresh start from the corporate world that he had always known. Fashion had always played a vital part in his life, but he just never knew how to get started, until he learnt that Whitecliffe had a Manukau campus... > Read more

Whitecliffe student projects sweep up at 2019 Best Awards

Whitecliffe student projects sweep up at 2019 Best Awards

Whitecliffe is thrilled to see the success of students and recent graduates who were awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in the 2019 DINZ Best Awards. Past and present students in the graphic design department walked away with three golds, two silvers and three bronze awards in this... > Read more

Press release: Whitecliffe collaborates with Nottingham College on 18K

Press release: Whitecliffe collaborates with Nottingham College on 18K

An exciting trans-global photographic collaboration has been initiated by Nottingham College photography course leader Matt Bunn and Head of Department, Photo Media at Whitecliffe College in Auckland. Bunn and Nunes have envisaged that this project will be student-led, and supported in terms of... > Read more

Richard Maloy's Found in Translation opens at  Artetage Museum of Modern Art

Richard Maloy's Found in Translation opens at Artetage Museum of Modern Art

Whitecliffe Fine Arts lecturer Richard Maloy's solo exhibition Found in Translation has opened at Artetage Museum of Modern Art Russia. Found in Translation is Maloy’s first exhibition in Russia. Within this exhibition five strands of his art practice are presented, some old, some new,... > Read more

Whitecliffe College unveils major rebrand and relocation for 2020

Whitecliffe College unveils major rebrand and relocation for 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: Whitecliffe College has unveiled major plans for the future of the tertiary organisation, including an education merger with NZ Fashion Tech and Computer Power Plus, which now all sit under the Whitecliffe operation. This rebrand is well underway across Auckland, Manukau,... > Read more

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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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 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