Whiti o Rehua School of Art

Whiti o Rehua School of Art offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate pathways including contemporary art (across all media and processes), photography, matauranga Māori, visual and material culture.

School faculty is comprised of leading practitioners, researchers, artists, curators, art writers and critics. Technicians are specialists in their fields, many also practicing artists and designers.

The School has generous fine arts studio spaces, workshops and laboratories including

  • lighting studios
  • the digital print facility
  • wood, metal and casting workshops
  • digital and film-based still cameras
  • video cameras
  • editing and mixing facilities
  • green screen studio
  • wet darkrooms
  • test spaces for trialing display of work
  • and access to the new facilities within Te Ara Hihiko, the newest Creative Arts building.

Art is fundamental to the way we see, experience and understand the world. The richness of our culture relies on fostering artists, curators, writers, designers, producers and critics to do great work and to share it within the country and on the international stage.

Whiti o Rehua School of Art graduates are inventive, creative, dedicated, resilient thinkers and makers. They want to change the world through their work - whether through establishing themselves as practicing artists, starting their own businesses, or working with others in connected industries - museums and galleries, education, film and television, libraries and archives, to name a few.

Dr. Huhana Smith, Head of school, Whiti o Rehua School of Art