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Year 3 Graphic Design Students Win Brand Campaign

Year 3 Graphic Design Students Win Brand Campaign

Auckland eateries The Street Food Collective and Miss Moonshine’s have selected designs by Year 3 Graphic Design students James Gestro, Harrison Sarsfield and Aksara Singh for their latest project. The live brief was part of a third-year course focused on working with actual clients. Whitecliffe Lecturer Mira Cossar comments “this is a great way for our students to experience working with a real client, to help them develop client-designer relationships and to learn more about... > Read more

Christina Read Awarded 2016 Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award

Christina Read Awarded 2016 Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award

Whitecliffe Lecturer Christina Read has been awarded the 2016 Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award. Since 1987, the Olivia Spencer Bower Award has built a reputation as one of the most valuable and prestigious forms of sponsorship available to New Zealand artists. The Art Awards offers... > Read more

International Guest Visits the Arts Therapy Department

International Guest Visits the Arts Therapy Department

On Friday 23 October, we were very pleased to welcome an international guest to work with our arts therapy students. Lynn Kapitan is an art therapist, researcher and Doctoral Program Director from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI (USA). She is the former Editor of Art Therapy: Journal of... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

A child of second-generation Russian Orthodox immigrants, Year Four Fine Arts student Tanya Martusheff grew up and attended school in Plamandon, Alberta, Canada. After high school, Tanya moved to Alaska for five years before relocating with her family to Auckland seven years ago. She began her... > Read more

Whitecliffe is Proud to Announce the Launch of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management

Whitecliffe is Proud to Announce the Launch of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN NOW FOR ENROLMENT IN 2016 The new Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management is a one-year postgraduate qualification designed to enable students with demonstrated commitment, experience and ability to build on their skills and abilities as managers and to provide a solid... > Read more

Jonty Valentine Wins Design Awards

Jonty Valentine Wins Design Awards

HOD Graphic Design Jonty Valentine won at the 2015 Best Design Awards, which celebrates the best in New Zealand Graphic Design. Jonty received two awards for design in the “Editorial and Books” category for publications Meet Me in the Square: Christchurch 1983-1987 published by... > Read more

Whiteciffe End of Year Exhibitions 2015

Whiteciffe End of Year Exhibitions 2015

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design presents the 2015 End of Year Student Exhibitions being held from 9 November – 26 November. The exhibitions showcase artworks and designs from our current Graphic Design, Photo Media, Fine Arts, Fashion Design and Foundation programme students. The... > Read more

Whitecliffe Photo Media Department Announces Student Photobook Exhibition

Whitecliffe Photo Media Department Announces Student Photobook Exhibition

For the first time, the Photo Media Department of Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design has placed emphasis on the photo book format within their curriculum. Year 3 Photo Media students will present their own photo books at the inaugural end-of-year book event launching on 13th November 2015 and... > Read more

Whitecliffe Announces Undergraduate Scholarships for 2016

Whitecliffe Announces Undergraduate Scholarships for 2016

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design now offers two scholarships (Photo Media and Fine Arts) which are open to applicants to the Bachelor of Fine Arts Year One. Click here for full details about the scholarships available and to download the application form. > Read more

Jonty Valentine Joins Whitecliffe as New HOD Graphic Design

Jonty Valentine Joins Whitecliffe as New HOD Graphic Design

Jonty comes to Whitecliffe with a breadth of knowledge and experience. Not only is he a lecturer, graphic designer, curator and writer, he also runs Auckland-based design studio Index with fellow graphic designer Amy Yalland, which specializes in publication design and graphic design for... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated-The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated-The Student Experience

“When it came time to make the decision about what tertiary school I should apply for while in my final year at Pakuranga College, my main influence was my mother. She studied Fine Arts at... > Read more

2015 New Zealand Fashion Week

2015 New Zealand Fashion Week

Now in its 15th year, New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) was established in 2001 “enabling our local designers to promote and profile their brand to a national and international audience.”... > Read more

MFA Graduate Lee Harrop Wins First Prize for the City of Busselton Art Award

MFA Graduate Lee Harrop Wins First Prize for the City of Busselton Art Award

Whitecliffe MFA graduate Lee Harrop has won First Prize for the City of Busselton Art Award. The City of Busselton Art Award for contemporary art is open to artists who reside in Western... > Read more

Photography Graduate Helen C. Clegg Interviewed in D-Photo Magazine

Photography Graduate Helen C. Clegg Interviewed in D-Photo Magazine

Mareea Vegas talked to BFA Photography graduate Helen C Clegg about her photography practice in the latest issue of D-Photo Magazine.  > Read more

Graphic Design Student Caroline Konarkowska Featured on Design Assembly NZ

Graphic Design Student Caroline Konarkowska Featured on Design Assembly NZ

Year Four Graphic Design student Caroline Konarkowska featured on Design Assembly NZ - you can read the full story about her practice and projects here. > Read more

Photography Graduate Libby Cavenett Profiled in Remix Magazine

Photography Graduate Libby Cavenett Profiled in Remix Magazine

BFA Photography graduate Libby Cavenett was profiled by Editor Steven Fernandez in the latest issue of REMIX MAGAZINE.  > Read more

Gabrielle Amodeo Wins 2015 Parkin Drawing Prize

Gabrielle Amodeo Wins 2015 Parkin Drawing Prize

Whitecliffe BFA & MFA graduate Gabrielle Amodeo won the 2015 Parkin Drawing Prize for her impressive work "The Floor We Walk On (a drawing of the entire floor of our house)".... > Read more

Whitecliffe Graduates Win at 2015 Wallace Art Awards

Whitecliffe Graduates Win at 2015 Wallace Art Awards

The 2015 Wallace Art Awards were announced 7 September at the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre in Hillsborough, Auckland. Whitecliffe BFA graduate, MFA candidate and lecturer Rose Meyer won First... > Read more

Fine Arts Lecturer Curates Exhibition at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

Fine Arts Lecturer Curates Exhibition at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

Fine Arts lecturer Christina Read is curating 'The Brain' at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, which opens Thursday 13th August 6pm, running until 15th November. The Brain is commissioned... > Read more

2015 Wallace Art Awards Finalists

2015 Wallace Art Awards Finalists

The 2015 Wallace Art Awards finalists were recently announced and include Whitecliffe lecturers, students and alumni. Sir James Wallace established the awards more than twenty years ago to support... > Read more