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Fine Arts Graduate Kohl Ellice Tyler-Dunshea Debuts Shoe Collaboration with Merchant 1948

Fine Arts Graduate Kohl Ellice Tyler-Dunshea Debuts Shoe Collaboration with Merchant 1948

2016 BFA Fine Arts graduate Kohl Ellice Tyler-Dunshea has collaborated with Merchant 1948 to design the 'Kohl for Isabella Anselmi' shoe collection. Kohl told us that Louise Anselmi from Merchant saw her paintings at the 2016 Whitecliffe Graduate show held last November. Louise and Kohl then discussed the potential to collaborate and design delicate floral fabric for the company. Kohl says "I was able to work pretty similarly to how I'd work when creating an artwork. I began by... > Read more

Graphic Design Senior Lecturer Caroline Powley Profiled on Design Assembly

Graphic Design Senior Lecturer Caroline Powley Profiled on Design Assembly

BFA Graphic Design Senior Lecturer Caroline Powley is featured on Design Assembly's​ By Day/By Night series, where they profile "a range of design teachers from our tertiary institutions to find out what projects they’re involved in outside of work hours, and how their personal... > Read more

Whitecliffe - Providing a Pathway to a Career in the Creative Industries

Whitecliffe - Providing a Pathway to a Career in the Creative Industries

As a high-performing, specialist arts and design school, Whitecliffe provides a tertiary education pathway for creative students to gain the skills and expertise that will enable them to design their future career within the Creative Industries sector. During the course of 2017, the... > Read more

Christina Read is Award Winner at 2017 Wallace Art Awards

Christina Read is Award Winner at 2017 Wallace Art Awards

The 2017 Wallace Art Awards were announced on 4 September at the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre in Hillsborough, Auckland. Whitecliffe Fine Arts Senior Lecturer Christina Read, who received the First Runner-up award with a cash prize of $2500, commented on her win, “It is great to have... > Read more

2017 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award Winner: Clare Gemima

2017 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award Winner: Clare Gemima

Year Four Fine Arts student Clare Gemima is the 2017 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award winner. The scholarship was established in 1983 and is awarded annually by Whitecliffe President Michèle Whitecliffe to a top student who shows exceptional talent and is a great ambassador for Whitecliffe.... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students Recipients of 2017 Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Awards

Whitecliffe Students Recipients of 2017 Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Awards

Year 4 BFA Fine Arts student Clare Gemima and Year 2 Master of Art in Arts Therapy (Clinical) students Danielle Jelleyman and Mary Weir are recipients of the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust (KEECT) Awards. The winners were announced at their awards ceremony held on 6 August 2017. Clare... > Read more

Fashion Design Graduate Maggie Hewitt Featured in The New York Times

Fashion Design Graduate Maggie Hewitt Featured in The New York Times

Whitecliffe Fashion Design graduate Maggie Hewitt, founder and designer of Maggie Marilyn, is featured in The New York Times Style Magazine. "Hewitt executes her own nonconformities — cinched sleeves on a “board roomy” men’s shirt; a flouncy dress cut from power-suit... > Read more

Whitecliffe Finalists - 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2017

Whitecliffe Finalists - 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2017

Whitecliffe faculty, students and alumni are selected as finalists for the Wallace Art Awards. The judging panel includes distinguished artists and arts professionals. The 2017 awards will be judged by artist Richard Maloy and Director of the Centre for Art Studies at The University of... > Read more

Harman Grubiša AUS/NZ Winners of 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize

Harman Grubiša AUS/NZ Winners of 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize

Harman Grubiša, designed by Whitecliffe Fashion Design Graduates Madeleine Harman and Jessica Grubiša, has been announced as regional winners of the Australian/New Zealand International Woolmark Prize 2017/18 - womenswear category. The International Woolmark Prize... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Student Christina Pataialii Awarded 2017 Iris Fisher Scholarship

Whitecliffe MFA Student Christina Pataialii Awarded 2017 Iris Fisher Scholarship

The Iris Fisher Scholarship is a national award of $5,000 and is open to postgraduate students enrolled in a visual arts/fine arts programme. It has been established to support the development of emerging New Zealand artists. This is another significant achievement for Pataialii, whose series... > Read more

Whitecliffe Announces Establishment of an Advisory Board

Whitecliffe Announces Establishment of an Advisory Board

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Advisory Board, the members of which are representative of sectors within New Zealand Education and Creative... > Read more

'The Tomorrow People' Exhibition at Adam Art Gallery 22 July - 1 October 2017

'The Tomorrow People' Exhibition at Adam Art Gallery 22 July - 1 October 2017

MFA graduate Hikalu Clarke, MFA candidate Christina Pataialii, BFA Fine Arts graduate Claudie Dunes and BFA Photo Media graduate Rainer Weston are included in a group exhibition The Tomorrow... > Read more

2017 Whitecliffe MFA International Guest: Helen Johnson

2017 Whitecliffe MFA International Guest: Helen Johnson

The International Guest and External Examiner for the Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 2017 July seminar is the Melbourne-based artist Helen Johnson. She will join MFA Faculty Noel Ivanoff,... > Read more

Whitecliffe Fine Arts & Photo Media Students Win 2017 Eden Arts Art Schools Awards

Whitecliffe Fine Arts & Photo Media Students Win 2017 Eden Arts Art Schools Awards

We are proud to announce that Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Year 4 students Clare Gemima (Fine Arts), Bobbie Gray (Fine Arts) and Peng Chen (Photo Media) were all awarded Highly Commended... > Read more

Congratulations to the Recent Graduates of the Whitecliffe Certificate Programmes

Congratulations to the Recent Graduates of the Whitecliffe Certificate Programmes

On June 20th, thirty-five students graduated from our Certificate in Arts & Design and Certificate in Digital Media & Design programmes. The top students for the semester were Digital Media... > Read more

Pearl Academy Fashion Design Students at Whitecliffe for Winter Fashion School Programme

Pearl Academy Fashion Design Students at Whitecliffe for Winter Fashion School Programme

Whitecliffe recently welcomed Fashion Design students and faculty from Pearl Academy in New Delhi, India for a three-week International Winter Fashion School programme... > Read more

2017 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award Finalists & Mentorship Programme Participants Announced

2017 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award Finalists & Mentorship Programme Participants Announced

President Michèle Whitecliffe has announced the Year 4 finalists for this year's Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award. Two finalists have been selected from each undergraduate degree programme:... > Read more

Recent Fine Arts Graduate Wins Estuary Art and Ecology Prize 2017

Recent Fine Arts Graduate Wins Estuary Art and Ecology Prize 2017

Congratulations to Kohl Tyler-Dunshea, who won First Place and $5,000 for the only art prize in New Zealand “with ecology at its core.” The awards ceremony took place at Uxbridge Arts... > Read more

Whitecliffe Hosts 2017 Eden Arts Art Schools Award

Whitecliffe Hosts 2017 Eden Arts Art Schools Award

Whitecliffe is pleased to host the esteemed Eden Arts Art Schools Award again this year after having first hosted it in 2013. The award was launched by the Eden Arts Trust in 2011, and is now in... > Read more

Tikanga and Kaupapa Māori at Whitecliffe

Tikanga and Kaupapa Māori at Whitecliffe

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design is committed to honouring the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and to developing tikanga and kaupapa Māori in the College. Whitecliffe is working to... > Read more