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Tertiary Education Commission Recognizes Whitecliffe

Tertiary Education Commission Recognizes Whitecliffe

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has recognized Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design as one of five leading private training establishments (PTE) in New Zealand and has approved Whitecliffe’s three-year investment plan. In the past, the TEC has only ever approved one-year investment plans for PTEs. However, based on Whitecliffe’s thirty-four year history, dedication to providing arts and design tertiary education and strong investment plan, it clearly shows that the TEC... > Read more

Whitecliffe Announces Approval of Three-Year BFA Degree

Whitecliffe Announces Approval of Three-Year BFA Degree

Whitecliffe is proud to announce the approval of a new three-year BFA degree and a one-year BFA (Honours). Starting in 2017, all students enrolling to begin their studies at Whitecliffe in Fine Arts, Photo Media, Fashion Design or Graphic Design within the Bachelor of Fine Arts will be enrolled... > Read more

Interview with Collaborative Artists ‘Tiger Murdoch’

Interview with Collaborative Artists ‘Tiger Murdoch’

Whitecliffe lecturers Kelly Pretty and Matt Dowman are working together as artists and grassroots activists, posing confronting questions about social welfare, gentrification, political turmoil and global injustice. Together they form the collective ‘Tiger Murdoch’ referring to the... > Read more

New Exhibition Opens at MFA Project Space

New Exhibition Opens at MFA Project Space

A new exhibition at our MFA project space DEMO (21 Shaddock Street, Eden Terrace) opens this Thursday 20 October at 6pm. All are welcome to attend: Hotel Devon Island is a collaborative exhibition produced and designed by current MFA candidate Hikalu Clarke and BFA Photo Media graduate... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Chloe (Youngjoo) Kwon is currently a Year 4 Fashion Design student at Whitecliffe. She was born in South Korea in the city of Incheon, west of Seoul. Talking about her birthplace, she says, “among young people, South Korea is famous for K-Pop, K-Drama and its food culture. Also, if you ever... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students and Faculty Win at the Best Design Awards

Whitecliffe Students and Faculty Win at the Best Design Awards

Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates Brittnee Covich and Caroline Konarkowska received Student category gold and silver awards at the 2016 Best Design Awards. Brittnee was awarded gold for her 2015 degree submission project Yes-ter-day, while Caroline was awarded two silver awards for her... > Read more

Anthony Byrt Writes First Book 'This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art'

Anthony Byrt Writes First Book 'This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art'

Whitecliffe MFA Visiting Critic Anthony Byrt recently released his first book, This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art. The book is an individual examination of the art scene in New Zealand. Publishers Auckland University Press state: In April 2011, Anthony Byrt was living... > Read more

Fashion Design Student Wins Branding Competition

Fashion Design Student Wins Branding Competition

Year 4 student Minxi Chen won an Identity Solutions (IDS) branding package prize worth $500 on 13 September. The branding competition, sponsored by IDS, is open to all Year 4 Fashion Design students at Whitecliffe. The students designed swing tags, hanger tape and labels for competition... > Read more

MFA Student Exhibiting in Tautai Pacific Arts Trust's Travelling Group Exhibition

MFA Student Exhibiting in Tautai Pacific Arts Trust's Travelling Group Exhibition

BFA graduate and MFA candidate Christina Pataialii is currently showing work in the Tautai Pacific Arts Trust tertiary group exhibition at ST PAUL St Gallery, curated by Ane Tonga: "INFLUX brings together diverse artworks that collectively push and pull our understanding of the... > Read more

Recent Fashion Design Graduate's Success at Paris Fashion Week

Recent Fashion Design Graduate's Success at Paris Fashion Week

We were very proud to see Maggie Hewitt launch her own sustainable fashion label Maggie Marilyn in September 2016. Having graduated from Whitecliffe with a BFA in Fashion Design only ten months ago, she has had enormous success already and it's only the... > Read more

Master of Arts in Arts Management Graduate Wins 2016 ART Venture Award

Master of Arts in Arts Management Graduate Wins 2016 ART Venture Award

Sharu Delilkan, a recent Master of Arts in Arts Management graduate, is one of twelve creative entrepreneurs awarded a place on ART Venture, the distinguished year-long creative enterprise... > Read more

Photo Media Graduate Awarded at 2016 Eden Arts Young Artists Awards

Photo Media Graduate Awarded at 2016 Eden Arts Young Artists Awards

Rainer Weston, a recent Photo Media graduate, won the Siddell Memorial Award at the 2016 Eden Arts Young Artists Awards. The Siddell Memorial Award was “launched in 2012 and honours the late... > Read more

'New Perspectives' Exhibition at Artspace September 23 – October 29, 2016

'New Perspectives' Exhibition at Artspace September 23 – October 29, 2016

Whitecliffe MFA student Hikalu Clarke, lecturers Matt Dowman and Kelly Pretty (a.k.a Tiger Murdoch) have been selected to exhibit in New Perspectives at Artspace on Karangahape Road 23 September -... > Read more

Whitecliffe Photo Media Department attends  2016 Obscura Festival of Photography, Malaysia

Whitecliffe Photo Media Department attends 2016 Obscura Festival of Photography, Malaysia

Whitecliffe Photo Media Head of Department Becky Nunes and Year 4 student Georgia Periam attended the 2016 Obscura Festival of Photography in George Town, Penang from the 19 – 26 August. The... > Read more

Whitecliffe Finalists - 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016

Whitecliffe Finalists - 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016

Whitecliffe faculty, students and alumni are selected as finalists for the Wallace Art Awards. In total, 371 submissions were received, 88 were selected as finalists. The judging panel includes... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students, Faculty, Alumni Finalists for 2016 Best Design Awards

Whitecliffe Students, Faculty, Alumni Finalists for 2016 Best Design Awards

The Best Design Awards judges' panel has selected the finalists for the 2016 round of awards. In the Student category, recent Whitecliffe graduates Brittnee Covich and Caroline Konarkowska were... > Read more

Whitecliffe Student's 'Plastic Dress' Featured in NZ Herald

Whitecliffe Student's 'Plastic Dress' Featured in NZ Herald

Whitecliffe student Havilah Koledoye featured in The New Zealand Herald - she 'transformed ordinary plastic bags into a unique white gown fit for the runway.' Havilah 'spent eight weeks and used... > Read more

Whitecliffe Photo Media Student Yann-Ru Yang is the Overall Winner at 2016 Eden Arts Art Schools Award

Whitecliffe Photo Media Student Yann-Ru Yang is the Overall Winner at 2016 Eden Arts Art Schools Award

The judges of the 2016 Eden Arts Art Schools Award have selected the winners of this year’s award. We are proud to announce that Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Year 4 Photo Media... > Read more

In Memoriam: Lily Simpson

In Memoriam: Lily Simpson

In Memoriam: Lily Simpson Beloved Year 3 Fashion Design student Lily Simpson passed away peacefully after a short illness on 19 June 2016. She was 30 years old. Students, staff and faculty... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Graduate wins Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award

Whitecliffe MFA Graduate wins Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award

Recent MFA graduate and Whitecliffe lecturer Rose Meyer won the Barfoot and Thompson Award of $3,000 for her work To: Osborne Lane, 2 Kent Street at the 2016 Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards. The... > Read more