Tonga Robertson – Student Profile

Soon-to-be interior design graduate and mother-of-three Tonga Robertson leads a busy life, but she knows exactly what she wants to achieve, and believes her family plays a big part in motivating her to strive for success. I caught up with Tonga in her home to chat about what’s driven her to pursue a career in […]

Let’s Get It with Ahsin Ahsin

  With distinctive patterns and neon hues, Ahsin Ahsin’s mixed media paintings are vibrant, energy-filled and entertaining – it’s no wonder he has work showing in exhibitions all over town.  Having started his Media Arts Degree with a focus on design, it wasn’t until a few years ago Ahsin tried his hand at painting. Working across […]

From Psychology to Journalism with Ruby Nyika

Having finished her Science degree majoring in Psychology in Wellington, Ruby wondered, what’s next? She yearned for a job with more creativity.  After moving back to her hometown of Hamilton she searched for a course that would allow her to pursue her writing passion. Ruby enrolled in Wintecs’ Diploma in Journalism, a full-time 1-year course […]

Mark Peter – Student Profile

Mark Peter has been a Media Art student for four years. In that time he’s developed skills in design, motion graphics, painting and sculpture to name a few. Mark was a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia and spent five months in China attending Chengdu University as part of Wintecs’ tertiary exchange programme. Mark […]

Rachel Hope Peary – Student Profile

Rachel started a Media Arts degree three years ago intending to pursue design and marketing, however, in that time her attraction to the visual arts field has taken hold. Hamilton’s supportive creative community has given Rachel the chance to pursue a new found passion for making art. Her unique works on paper combine laser cut […]

10 Lessons on Creative Integrity from Areez Katki

Areez Katki is a Persian-born, independent textile practitioner based in Auckland, New Zealand. He specialises in creating pieces of knitwear & apparel that are locally crafted by hand. Each body of work is carefully researched and the materials he uses are considered, ethically sourced and are limited editions. Areez considers himself as an object maker […]

The Art of Good Collaboration – Q&A with Joe Citizen

When practitioners from different disciplines and areas of focus come together, new ideas are sparked and innovative works of art are created. Joe Citizen is a Media Arts tutor at Wintec and a local Hamilton artist with an interest in connecting technology with Mātauranga Māori and the environment. His current venture, The Matariki Interactive Waka […]

Risograph Printing: Craig McClure explains the hype

Graphic designers, illustrators and artists from around the globe are experiencing a Risograph renaissance. The Risograph allows makers to quickly duplicate a high volume of layered prints in an affordable and environmentally friendly way – it’s a great alternative to more conventional duplication methods such as laser printing and photocopying. We caught up with former […]