Photobook events at Whitecliffe College of Designs and Arts, Auckland.

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Photo book launch

5:30 pm ~ 7:30 pm

11:00 am ~ 2:00 pm

For the first time, the Photo Media Department of  Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design has placed emphasis on the photo book format within their curriculum. Year 3 Photo Media students will present their own photo books at the inaugural end-of-year book event launching on 13th November 2015 and running over two days.

The work will also be on display on Saturday 14 November, accompanied by a talk from Anita Tótha (Founder of Photobook Club Auckland and Remote Photobooks) and includes a screening of the short film documentary ‘Pictures on Paper: Photobooks in New Zealand’ (produced by Tangent Photography Collective).

The film profiles both established and emerging artists and photobook makers such as Ann Shelton, David Cook, Solomon Mortimer, and Shelley Jacobson and delivers a lively insight into the current photo book phenomenon.

The Year 3 photobook launch is on Friday 13 November from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

The talk and screening takes place Saturday 14 November from 11am – 2pm.
11:15am Artists’ Talk with Anita Totha, Founder of Remote Photobooks and Photobook Club Auckland
11:45am Screening of  ‘Pictures on Paper-Photobooks in New Zealand’ documentary film produced by Tangent Photography Collective (30 minutes)

All events will be held at the Whitecliffe campus located at 24 Balfour Road, Parnell, Level 5 – Lecture Hall.

All are welcome to attend!

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Massey University, Wellington: MDES & MFA candidates exhibition

You are cordially invited to the opening of the 2014 Master of Design/Master of Fine Art graduate exhibition at Massey University, Wellington.

5.00 – 7.00pm, Wednesday 5th February
Level C Te Ara Hihiko
Entrance C, Wallace St.

This year shows work by our MDes students, and the final graduates from our one-year MFA programme, in our last February exhibition.
The College of Creative Arts looks forward to showcasing more graduate work from the MDes and our new two-year MFA programme in November.

Auckland: ELAM Graduate Show 2013

ELAM School of Fine Arts – Graduate Show
30 Nov to 1 Dec 2013 (10am – 5pm)
20 Whitaker Place, 5 Symonds Street (Elam B) and 25a Princes Street (George Fraser Gallery)

The annual Elam Graduate Show is a ‘must-see’ event for anyone interested in the next generation of artists and creative thinkers. Explore a visual arts extravaganza featuring work by more than 120 graduating students. Take this chance to view their individual achievements and gain an insight into the challenges and rewards of earning a degree from Elam School of Fine Arts.

ELAM Art Fair
6 – 7 Dec 2013 (11am – 4pm)
George Fraser Gallery, 25a Princes Street, Auckland
Elam Student Association (ESA) presents the Elam Art Fair.

The ESA Art Fair provides an opportunity for the public to view and purchase works by Elam Students and graduates. Proceeds will be shared between the artists and the ESA, with a third of each sale going towards the restoration and maintenance of the Fisher Lodge, also known as the ESA Huia House.

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Unitec, Auckland: Grad Show 2011

DESIGN & VISUAL ARTS – Unitec Institute of Technology

Opening party, Thursday 1 December 2011, 5.30pm til late.

Exhibitions to remain open Friday 2 December and Saturday 3 December, 10am – 4pm
Building 1, Entry 2 or 3, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland

Exhibitions, industry events, prizegivings and networking, together in one event to celebrate our new graduate talent.

Check out exhibitions by:

  • Photography & Media Arts (Building 1)
  • Graphic Design & Animation (Building 1)
  • Maori Weaving (Building 1)
  • Final Year Masters (Building 1)
  • Interior Design (Building 202)
  • Product & Furniture Design (Building 202)
  • Contemporary Craft (Building 202)
  • Visual Arts – Painting (Building 6)

Graduate Show – Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

2011 Elam Graduate Show
When: 26-27 November, 10am- 5pm
Where: 20 Whitaker Place, 5 Symonds Street (Elam B) and 25a Princes Street (George Fraser Gallery)
Parking: Owen G. Glen Building, 12 Grafton Road
Contact: 09 923 8000 /

Calling all graduates and associates of Elam
Join us in honouring 60 Years of Graduates, April-May 2012. To register for the latest information about the 2012 Jubilee come to the Main Fine Arts Building during the Graduate Show weekend or register at

Elam School of Fine Arts: Scheimpflug Principle

Scheimpflug Principle – Large format film photography from Elam  1976 – 2012                                 Exhibition 02 – 25 June 2011                                                                                                                   Opens 01 June (5pm) at projectspace, Elam School of Fine Art, University of Auckland

An Auckland Festival of Photography 2011 event

Geoffrey Short in running for top Lacoste Elysee photography prize.

Geoffrey Habberfield Short: Untitled Explosion, from the series 'Towards Another Big Bang Theory' 2007-2009.
Geoffrey Habberfield Short: Untitled Explosion, from the series 'Towards Another Big Bang Theory' 2007-2009.

New Zealand is feeling excited and pleased about the All Whites’ performance on the sports field in South Africa but we can also celebrate one of our own doing well in the art scene in Europe. Grey Lynn artist Geoffrey H Short, a recent graduate from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland, was the only New Zealander chosen from 730 candidates world wide to participate in “reGeneration2 – Tomorrow’s Photographers Today”, an exhibition organised by the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, which presents the work of 80 photographers from 48 different art schools in 25 different countries.

The Musée de l’Elysée is a prestigious museum in Switzerland entirely devoted to photography, that has extensive archives of 19th and 20th century works, as well as a commitment to showing and acquiring the work of both well-established and emerging photographers. As an example of its commitment to emerging photographers, all the artists in reGeneration2 were flown to Lausanne for the opening of reGeneration2 on 18 June 2010, and treated to a programme of talks and panel discussions with curators, editors, gallerists and critics from around the world over the weekend. The reGeneration2 show will be touring around Europe to Arles, Milan, Norway, and Budapest, as well as to Miami and New York in the USA, Pingyao in China and Capetown in South Africa.

Geoffrey’s series of photographs of explosions clearly caught the eye of the curators, as his photographs featured on the museum’s website, publicity material and on the back cover of the catalogue for the show. At the opening of reGeneration2 on 18 June at the Musée in Lausanne on a hillside overlooking Lac Léman (Lake Geneva), the finalists for the inaugural Lacoste Elysée Prize were announced and Geoffrey was one of the 12 selected. This means he has been awarded a scholarship of Chf 3000 and is commissioned to produce 3 photographs in the next 3 months. The winner of the prize will be awarded Chf 20,000, will be selected by jury at Paris Photo, and announced in December 2010.

Geoffrey was stunned but delighted by the opportunity. “Being included in reGeneration2 was a privilege, and now I have to get my head around the challenge that Monsieur Lacoste has set for us. I have a few ideas about directions that might work, but will have to wait until I get home to New Zealand to test them out.” – Report from Kim Yates.  See also:  and

Geoff Short is a current PhotoForum committee member.