Illustration tells the waka story

Aspiring illustrator and third year Media Arts student, Juliann Smith, has produced visual interpretations of the Matariki Interactive Waka Project that is currently being developed. Explanatory and emotive illustrations of the sculpture in its proposed site show the structure’s relationship and connection to the Waikato’s people, landscape, and river. Working alongside Wintec tutor and PhD candidate, […]

Ramp Gallery visit gives fashion students’ fresh perspectives

It’s been a busy few weeks for Artist Neda Nourmohammadi & Ramp Curator Wendy Richdale. Since the opening of Neda’s exhibition “Patiently, Insistently, Intensively” on 1 November, Wendy has seen the gallery alive with learning experiences. While teaching “History of Fashion”, Wintec tutor Rebekah Harman identified the themes of symbolism, cultural identity and politics present […]

Internship Provides Opportunity to Create

Emerging graphic designer and soon-to-be graduate Kirstin McLachlan sought out an internship at just the right place. A tenacious student designer, Kirstin invested time looking for a suitable placement that would combine her love of art, with her ambition to gain real-world graphic design skills. After a lengthy search, all roads led to Creative Waikato – it was a […]

Craig McClure – Arts Advocate, Curator and Creative

Craig McClure is a Scottish born, Hamilton-based artist and versatile creative, best known for his character infused, comic-like paintings that are influenced by science fiction, technology and overheard conversations. In recent years Craig’s creative practice has merged into multiple roles – as arts advocate at Creative Waikato, a curator and as an artist, Craig says each […]

NZ Fashion Design: Kim’s Chance to Shine

Kim Chance’s tertiary journey over the last four-and-a-half years (and counting) assigns new meaning to the term ‘two degrees of separation’. The 22-year-old discovered her love for fashion at a young age but chose to pursue a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) here at Wintec, after becoming a mother at 17. Kim began to rekindle her ever-burning […]

Public Relations & Perseverance with Caitlynn Wendt

Despite falling short of success in secondary school, Caitlynn Wendt is close to completing a Bachelor of Media Arts (Communication) degree – and she has no intention of stopping there. A published poet and PR major, Caitlynn plans to take on a post-graduate honours programme in 2018, marking her fifth consecutive year as a Wintec student. When asked […]

Internship Opportunity for Etana Zaguri

After finishing her secondary school studies at Morrisville College, Etana Zaguri raced off to learn the craft of graphic design in the studios of Media Arts, Wintec.  In her third year of study, Etana successfully applied for an intern position at AREA Design. During her internship, she’s been an integral part of this year’s Spark […]

Travelling in Style: Media Arts Team Take Thailand

For nine Media Arts students, life in the tertiary lane has left a desirable lasting impression – one that can be carried close through the remainder of their studies and beyond.  Aspiring creative Emma Ayson visited Thailand from July 2-10, alongside eight fellow course-mates and two tutors, as part of the Bachelor of Media Arts […]