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WITT Art + Design will be at the Taranaki Careers Expo this weekend! Come and join us and learn about all the art and design qualifications we have on offer for you. Speak to tutors and students, to get both sides of the story. See work our students and graduates have created. And pick up a prospectus or flyer.

When and where? Sunday 13th and Monday 14th August

If you can’t make it to the careers expo but you still want some information about a programme, send us an email and we will be in touch.

Student Art Sale and Open Day

WITT is opening it’s doors, 17th and 18th of June to the public and schools. Come along and learn about our qualifications while exploring the campus.

WITT Art, Design and Media is hosting a student art sale – nothing is over $100, and all work is by current students. Lots of wonderful work at very affordable prices. Come and support your local art students!

WHERE? WITT Campus, 20 Bell St, F block (art dept), 10 – 4pm Friday and 11 – 3pm Saturday.


Artwork by Shane Nolan


Artwork by Alice Blinkhorne



Artwork by Heidi Singe


Cute stickers for our Open Day and Student Art Sale


TGM Design Studio Field Trip

Some of the brochures, we love the candy!

This week our senior Print Media 2 class got to take a filed trip out to meet with local industry. We spoke with Leanne Hodge, a digital specialist from TGM Creative.

TGM Creative specialises in print and web design for their clients, so it was great to see the designers in action, learn about client-communication techniques, and for the students to get a chance to pick the brains of an industry specialist. Thanks Leanne for taking the time to talk with us!

2015 Exhibitions are OPEN!

Our student exhibitions are open! Come and view TILT the Diploma of Creative Technologies exhibition, and Xposed the Certificate in Photography exhibition.

F Block, 20 Bell Street, WITT Campus New Plymouth. Open to the public from 10am – 4pm daily, 14 Nov – 26 Nov.

Check out some portraits of the exhibiting artists and photographers here.

Art Auction Fundraiser

Fitzroy Kindergarten’s Great Art Auction

Here at Fitzroy Kindergarten we are highly reliant on fundraising to be able to deliver a truly awesome preschool education to the children of Taranaki, and this year we are raising money for computers and maintenance.

Our upcoming fundraising event is The Great Art Auction and the committee is anticipating a sell-out crowd of approximately 120 art enthusiasts from our community. In order to ensure the success of this very important fundraiser, we are seeking donations from local artists. This can be in any medium, paintings, photographs, ceramics or jewellery for example. Generous donors are the key to our fundraising success and your donation will greatly enhance our auction and help raise much needed funds.

The Great Art Auction will be held on Saturday 7th November at the Fitzroy Surf Life Saving Club with doors opening at 6:30pm. We will be selling tickets to the event which will include silent auctions and a live auction. Nibbles and a free wine or juice will be provided to guests on entry and there will be a bar to purchase alcohol. Artwork by Fitzroy Kindergarten children will also be on sale.

Your donation will be listed in our event program and each contributor will have a prominent mention throughout the evening. You will also be promoted through our newsletter as well as on the Kindergarten Facebook page and added publicity leading up to the event. We have a submission date of 1st October for donations to ensure all our artists gain the publicity they deserve.

We will be happy to pick up your donation or it can be delivered to Fitzroy Kindergarten. Please feel free to contact me ( with any questions. All funds raised go directly toward the kindergarten and we hope that we can count on your support. With your contribution we can make our kindergarten a fun and creative place to learn and help shape the lives of our Taranaki children.

Thank you for your time and kind consideration.


Terri Edwards,

Fitzroy Kindergarten Committee Member


Tom Kreisler – documentary

Shirley Horrocks has co-produced/directed a documentary on local Taranaki artist Tom Kreisler. It is going to screen as part of the NZ International Film Festival. (Read more about the documentary here…)

It will screen at the Len Lye Centre on Saturday September 5th at 3.30 p.m. and Sunday September 6th at 6.30 p.m.

TOM WHO?: THE ENIGMA OF TOM KREISLER, our documentary about an amazing artist who continues to be unfairly overlooked in histories of New Zealand art, is about to screen in New Plymouth as part of the International Film Festival.

The film includes interviews with leading New Zealand artists, and has a very special connection with New Plymouth since Tom Kreisler lived there for much of his life, teaching at the Boys High School, Taranaki Polytechnic, the Stratford art group, etc. He was also very involved over the years with the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

TOM WHO? traces the fascinating life of a unique artist. It’s a feature-length documentary that has had an enthusiastic reception from Festival audiences in other cities. This is likely to be your only chance to see it on the big screen.

The two screenings in New Plymouth, in the Len Lye Centre’s cinema, are:

Saturday September 5th at 3.30 pm, and Sunday September 6th at 6.30 pm.

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Summer School

We are gauging interest in summer school classes, to run November 30 to December 18.

These classes are going to be open to anyone. If you are interested please email us with which paper you would prefer to do:

CCT4.001 Anzac – (Aotearoa New Zealand Art and Culture)

CCT4.003 Digital Media – (includes Adobe software, Photoshop etc)

DCT5.025 Photography 1

DCT5.022 Cultural Design – (Kowhaiwhai)

DCT6.008 Drawing

Email now with the name of the paper you would like to study. We will then let you know how to enrol and keep you updated.

All classes will run subject to student numbers.

Photography students win awards

WITT Art photography students entered the 2015 NZIPP Iris Awards and scooped 1 silver and 3 bronze this year. Check out the winners and entrants below. Read more about the event here.

David Burroughs

Logan Hermanns - Bronze award


Logan Hermanns - Silver award


Shari Gilbert - Bronze award

Shari Gilbert - Bronze award

Sharon Mace

Sharon Mace

Degree Update Meeting

Calling all past and present WITT Art students! You are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the status of WITT Art, Design and Media gaining a degree.

Consider coming along if you are a:

  • current student enrolled in the DCT, CCT, CCG, or CiP
  • graduate who would like to complete your studies to degree level
  • any other people who are interested to hear an update on the degree

Meeting will be held in the F Block open space (WITT Campus) on Tuesday 11th August, 12.30pm. Put it in your calendar now!

Hope to see you all there!

Typography students play with time

Today the Level 5 Typography 1 class started up with an exercise called Temporal Trios – students take a medium of their choice and construct a piece of type that will change through time. Here are some of the results of this short’n'sweet group project.