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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 Pacific from a perspective that is much larger than Aotearoa New Zealand. The Tautai exhibition of tertiary students’ work opens at Auckland’s ST PAUL ST GALLERY, AUT on 23 September –... > 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 accelerator programme given by the Arts Regional Trust (ART). The award is worth over $30,000 for each... > 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 Sir Peter and Lady Sylvia who were Mt Eden artists and loyal supporters of the Eden Arts... > 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 - 29 October 2016. 21 artists' proposals were selected from an open call, which drew 120 submissions... > 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 festival is Malaysia’s “premier photography festival that celebrates photography from... > 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 distinguished artists and arts professionals Andrew Clifford, Georgina Ralston, Philip Trusttum,... > 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 nominated, as well as Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates for their 2015 end-of-year exhibition.... > 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 more than 300 New World plastic bags to make the sustainable ball gown, which has been entered in the... > 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 student Yann-Ru Yang was the Overall Winner for her work entitled The hyphen I live on and wins $5,000... > 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

Harman Grubisa Selected as 2016 Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer

Harman Grubisa Selected as 2016 Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer

Congratulations to our BFA Fashion Design graduates Jessica Grubisa and Madeleine Harman of Harman Grubisa! They have been 'chosen as this year’s Mercedes-Benz Presents designer, the... > Read more

2016 Parkin Drawing Prize Finalists

2016 Parkin Drawing Prize Finalists

The 2016 Parkin Drawing Prize shortlist has been announced! Congratulations to our Whitecliffe staff, students and alumni: Lea-Anne Sheather (MFA graduate) Alex Matthews (BFA graduate &... > Read more

Whitecliffe Faculty Finalists of 2016 National Contemporary Art Award

Whitecliffe Faculty Finalists of 2016 National Contemporary Art Award

Judge Misal Adnan Yildiz has selected 34 entries as finalists for this year’s National Contemporary Art Award managed by Waikato Museum. The finalists include Whitecliffe Associate HOD Fine... > Read more

Graphic Design Students Collaborate with Massey University Students for Exhibition

Graphic Design Students Collaborate with Massey University Students for Exhibition

A selection of typographic installations, publications and posters created by students from Massey University and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design were presented in an exhibition 'Material... > Read more

Guest Speaker Event: Juan Fernando Herrán

Guest Speaker Event: Juan Fernando Herrán

The International Guest and External Examiner for the Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 2016 July seminar is the artist and academic Juan Fernando Herrán, from the Universidad de los Andes,... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: Student Experience

Born and raised in Iran, Mahsa Khosravi is in her final year of studying towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe. She originally came to New Zealand in 2005 and previously studied science... > Read more

Whitecliffe Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management 2016 July & September Intake

Whitecliffe Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management 2016 July & September Intake

Whitecliffe has a July and September intake in 2016 for the Whitecliffe PG Diploma in Arts Management. If you are keen to apply for a place on this programme, and were late with your application... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Collaborate with Objectspace for Fundraiser

Whitecliffe MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Collaborate with Objectspace for Fundraiser

Masters students Benjamin Farry and Zuzana Kristofova were chosen to participate in a collaborative project with Objectspace and award-winning designer Alan Deare. The objective was to design a... > Read more