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Life After Whitecliffe: Ken Khun

Life After Whitecliffe: Ken Khun

Ken graduated with his BFA, majoring in Graphic Design at the end of 2017 and is now doing internships with Verve Magazine and Special Group. In addition to this work he was recently announced as a finalist in the 2018 Best Design Awards. Ken explains that “the designs I submitted stem from extensive research and experimentation. I have created a design process and visual content for both of my submissions. One was influenced by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy and the other by... > Read more

Asia Pacific Education purchases IT tertiary provider Computer Power Plus

Asia Pacific Education purchases IT tertiary provider Computer Power Plus

Asia Pacific Education Group (APEDU) announces today (4 September 2018) the acquisition of IT Tertiary Education Provider, Computer Power Plus (CPP). This purchase follows the 100% acquisition of Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in July 2018, and directly preceding that, of NZ Fashion... > Read more

2018 Best Design Awards Finalists Announced

2018 Best Design Awards Finalists Announced

Every year, The Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) organises the inaugural Best Design Awards. The awards are divided into multiple categories including Graphic, Spatial, Product, Interactive and Motion Design, alongside four boutique awards called the Ngā Aho Award, the Public Good... > Read more

James Goggin Speaks at Whitecliffe

James Goggin Speaks at Whitecliffe

Last week we were honoured to host famous English Graphic Designer, James Goggin who spoke with Whitecliffe students. James is now based in Providence, USA where he teaches at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design James, alongside partner Shan James (a BFA Fashion Design major... > Read more

2018 Newmarket Window Display Awards

2018 Newmarket Window Display Awards

The winners of the annual Year 4 Newmarket Window Display competition have been announced. Judged on the creative use of visual communication, proportion and balance to produce impactful and aesthetically pleasing displays, the students exhibited their work in the windows of Newmarket boutiques.... > Read more

Year 4 Fashion Design Student Finalist in 2018 World of Wearable Arts Show

Year 4 Fashion Design Student Finalist in 2018 World of Wearable Arts Show

Year 4 Fashion Design Student, Clara Wigmore has been named a finalist in the World of Wearable Arts competition for 2018, placing her amongst just 148 designers from all over the world. Commenting on the nomination, Clara says “My interest in Fashion design was sparked when I was in Year... > Read more

Whitecliffe Faculty and Graduates Announced as Finalists in 2018 Wallace Art Awards

Whitecliffe Faculty and Graduates Announced as Finalists in 2018 Wallace Art Awards

The Wallace Arts Trust aims to promote contemporary art and their artists in New Zealand. Now housing a number of senior artist’s bodies of works and having initiated over 80 commissions, the trust is an established and reputable resource with over 8,000 pieces. Each year, four winners are... > Read more

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... > 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 now works in London as the Boys Print Designer for  high-end fashion label Stella McCartney, with  responsibility for the vision, style and artworking of the boys collection (ages 2-16). While a... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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