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.

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

Guest Speaker: Coby Slager comes to talk to the Photography students

Coby Slager (left) guest speaking at the WITT Certificate in Photography class.

A big thank you to local Taranaki photographer, Coby Slager, who came in to speak to the WITT Certificate in Photography students. Coby shared her knowledge and experience with the class, discussing what it can be like moving from study to being in the business of photography. It was great for the students to talk with someone who has been there and has real-world advice! Thank you for sharing some of your beautiful images with us. Check out her work at www.slager.co.nz.

Art Open Day Feb 2014

Are you considering a creative career?

WITTart is having an open day where prospective students can come along and meet the tutors. You can learn about the different courses we offer and explore our fantastic arts facilities. It’s not too late to enrol for 2014!

We have courses from 6 months through to 2 years, and you can study certificates or diploma level. Courses cover topics such as photography, graphic design, printmaking, sculpture, painting, drawing, computer graphics, animation, web design, video, and theory.

Come along Tuesday 18th February

F Block – WITT campus

10am – 3pm

Got a question? Can’t make it in? Call the Art Department (06) 7587178 extension 8778

As part of their Creative Technologies class, students formed a band! Their debut performance was captured by Dominika Zielinska, one of our Certificate of Photography students.

Wow! WITT Art Student do the Harlem Shake!

It’s the first day of Semester One and all the Art Students gathered for a big welcome in F Block. And then, being Art Students, they did the Harlem Shake, as you do:

We have the largest Arts cohort ever this year with over 60 students! This is simply fantastic and already there is a positive atmosphere on campus.

This year is going to be fantastic with upgrades to some of our facilities, a brand new tutor, and so much potential standing there waving their arms all about.

We are really looking forward to seeing what amazing designs and artworks you will create.

Have an enjoyable year and study hard!

Open Day 2013

WITT Art, Design and Media is having an open day and you’re invited!

Come along to WITT Campus, 20 Bell Street on Tuesday 19th of Feb and you can meet and talk to the tutors about which course might suit you best.

We offer courses at a range of levels and you can learn topics such as digital media, photography, painting, print-making, video, typography, graphic design, fine art, drawing, sculpture, animation, and cultural design.

Try your hand at photography in the studio, or take part in other interactive demonstrations including drawing, digital illustration, and painting.

Some of our current students will be available for you to chat with, and new students are encouraged to come along as well to tour the studios and meet everyone.

Journalism will also have a tutor on campus available to talk to.

FREE refreshments will be available. Open 10am – 2pm. Pop in any time.

Any questions or queries, please contact our arts administrator phone: (06) 757 3100 ex. 8780

See you there!

Opening night of 2012 Exhibitions

Our exhibitions, Menagerie and Cartelle, opened last night to great success.

Opening speakers Geraldine Guy (HoD WITT Art, Design and Media), Richard Handley (WITT CE), Dr Jan Lockett-Kay (WITT Humanities HoF), Mary Bourke (WITT Council Chairperson), and guest speaker Mikaere Gardiner, aka ENO (international steet artist and WITT BVA graduate).

Catch their speeches here:

Do you have photos or video of the opening? Email them to wittartdesign@gmail.com – we would love to share everyone’s experience with our audience.

NZIPP – Mike Langford presents his work to New Plymouth photographers

New Plymouth photographers, members of the NZIPP, and students were treated to an amazing presentation by renowned professional commercial photographer, Mike Langford.

As the sun set and the wind got up, Mike spoke about his work creating books, and shared stories from his travels to China, Korea, and Japan. Thanks to Chris Hill for organising this event, WITT for sponsoring the venue and nibbles, and Mike for making the long journey to get here.

With a turn out of roughly 35 people, a mixture of NZIPP members and non-members alike, the evening was a great success and enabled local photographer to network and chat.