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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 of a series of camera obscura photographs produced as part of her final MFA degree exhibition in January this year. The Glaister-Ennor Graduate Art Awards are held annually and are open to recent grads of both Honours and Master’s degree programmes from the following... > 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 like). There were 463 entries submitted from around New Zealand. 72 finalists were selected for the... > 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 currently works as a designer in London.   While a student at Whitecliffe, Jason was as an in-house designer for two years and had three internships- Bantam NZ, Scizzorface and Stolen Girlfriends Club.... > 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 Talk: Matt will be speaking about his work at the Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium on Tuesday the... > 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 judge for the prize this year. He had this to say about Mish’s submission: "The... > 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 and Certificate in Arts & Design student Syd Jackson. Excellence in Learning awards were given... > Read more

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