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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. Currently in the third week of their trip, the students have already been involved in many cultural experiences, visits, craft-making lessons and have learnt a range of different manufacturing processes. One of their first stops was in Ahmedabad where they visited the Arvind Mills and Arvind Indigo... > 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 students. “Everyone brings their own experience and views with them to class; design work is... > 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 Photographic Education (SPE) Conference for 2019. After a 10-member peer review, Becky’s conference... > 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 six-week experience where they will be researching sustainable fashion practices, learning a variety of... > 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 public and transforming them into new designs. This is part of the movement toward more sustainable... > 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 connections courtesy of Molly Morpeth Canaday. Guest Judge, Dr Christopher McAuliffe comments on... > 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 opened the hui by delivering a karakia and mihi to Darryn. Darryn responded with a kōrero to all... > 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 dedication to sustainable fashion particularly in her new collection, “The wool she’s using for... > 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 Ane Tonga (curator and writer), Andrew McLeod (artist), and Kristin Carlin (artist and 2017 Molly... > Read more

MFA Graduate Featured on Contemporary HUM

MFA Graduate Featured on Contemporary HUM

Whitecliffe MFA graduate, Hikalu Clarke has been featured in a recently published article on Contemporary HUM which looks into his experience at the Gasworks residency in London. "It's being able to slow down and not having to make work towards a deadline, which I'm always thinking... > Read more

Guest Speaker: Aaron Lister

Guest Speaker: Aaron Lister

Aaron Lister, curator at the City Gallery in Wellington, is our Guest and External Examiner for the Whitecliffe MFA programme’s January seminar themed Art as Research. Aaron has worked on... > Read more

MFA Graduate Exhibition 2019 'Final' Opens 23 January

MFA Graduate Exhibition 2019 'Final' Opens 23 January

All are welcome to attend the 2019 Whiteclife MFA Graduate Exhibitions "Final" opening Wednesday 23 January 5.30-7.30pm: St Georges Bay Road Studios/Pearce Gallery 130... > Read more

Benjamin Alexander Winner of First Project Runway New Zealand

Benjamin Alexander Winner of First Project Runway New Zealand

We are thrilled that recent Whitecliffe BFA Fashion Design & MFA Fashion Sustainability graduate Benjamin Alexander was announced as  winner of the first season of Project Runway... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated - The Student Experience: Melody-Jazz

Whitecliffe Educated - The Student Experience: Melody-Jazz

Taking photos at family functions was the spark for Year 3 Photo Media student Melody-Jazz Aliivaine Makavani’s love of photography. From a young age, she sought inspiration from those around... > Read more

Whitecliffe International Student Experience: Yuxin Zou, Jinyang Liu and Weiyang Zhang

Whitecliffe International Student Experience: Yuxin Zou, Jinyang Liu and Weiyang Zhang

Three Whitecliffe BFA Photo Media Year 3 students have landed internships in the film crew and production department with Chinese TV33 where they are responsible for filming and editing daily news... > Read more

Congratulations to the Whitecliffe Graduates of 2018!

Congratulations to the Whitecliffe Graduates of 2018!

We are proud to announce that 59 undergraduate and 44 postgraduate students were awarded Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, Postgraduate diplomas and Masters degrees in a graduation ceremony held at the... > Read more

Richard Maloy, Lecturer Fine Arts, Whitecliffe, on show at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

Richard Maloy, Lecturer Fine Arts, Whitecliffe, on show at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

Richard Maloy’s video work Things I Have Seen created in 2017 at Youkobo Art Space Tokyo on an Asia New Zealand Foundation residency is currently on show at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery,... > Read more

Darryn Melrose announced as new Whitecliffe CEO

Darryn Melrose announced as new Whitecliffe CEO

MEDIA RELEASE Date: 12 November 2018 Darryn Melrose, former Chief Executive of Media Design School, is the new CEO of the country’s leading private art and design school, Whitecliffe... > Read more

Life After Whitecliffe: Steve Butcher Leaves His Mark On The World

Life After Whitecliffe: Steve Butcher Leaves His Mark On The World

Since graduating from Whitecliffe in 2010, Steve Butcher has been making a name for himself on the international stage for tattoo artistry. Being in such high-demand globally, Steve only spends 1-2... > Read more

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... > Read more