Whitecliffe would like to wish everyone a happy 2011. With people returning to work and studies after the Christmas break we wanted to share the latest news from Whitecliffe.
The academic year is well underway with the Master of Fine Arts Seminar which commenced on January 18 and the Master of Arts in Arts Therapy (Clinical) Seminar which commenced on January 19. Students for both these programmes were on campus for an intensive week-long seminar programme of lectures, workshops, assessments and other activities associated with each programme.
We also had two international guests visiting the MFA programme - Hayden Proud: Senior Curator of Historical Paintings and Sculpture at Iziko South African National Gallery, and Roy Dowell: Chair, Graduate Fine Arts, OTIS College of Arts & Design, Los Angeles, USA.
Staffing changes for 2011 sees Becky Nunes taking up the role of Head of Department for Photography. Becky has been associated with Whitecliffe for many years and has established a strong business as a commercial photographer. Always willing to share her knowledge, Becky looks to challenge and empower her students at Whitecliffe. They thrive in her classes and are encouraged to pursue their goals and take on new projects. We wish Becky all the best in her new role.
Melanie FerDon has been appointed a Senior Lecturer with special responsibilities for our students at Waiariki and D&A and
Leon Mitchell has gone from part time to full time lecturer.
In the postgrad area, Bronwen Gray is now Programme Director of the two-year Master of Arts in Arts Therapy programme, and Amanda Levey steps into Maureen Woodcock's shoes to take on the Programme Directorship of the Clinical year.
We also have a student commencing a Whitecliffe internship. BFA Photography Graduate Yoon Tae Kim commences a full year internship from January 21.