Homegrown creative – Eliza Webster

Emerging Waikato artist and Media Arts graduate Eliza Webster is on our radar right now, she’s not just a painter but a truly versatile creative.  Her main area of study during her Bachelor of Media Arts was painting, but the 23-year-old artist has always found herself working on other creative side projects like civic initiatives, […]

Spark Festival Identity with Area Design and One Man Crew

Alan Deare of Area Design has worked on the identity for Spark Festival since 2012. In recent years the design process has included collaboration with creatives from a range of disciplines. This year’s design features some beautiful, unreleased typography by attending speaker Kris Sowersby of Klim Type Foundry. In previous designs, the abstract visual motif signified […]

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 […]