News - Arts and Design

Talent and grit pay off for IDEAschool graduate
February 3, 2020

IDEAschool graduate Anna Potton-Grapes’ educational journey has led her to a job that she had secretly dreamed of for her whole life. Feilding was where it all began. Growing up, Anna was...

Talent and grit pay off for IDEAschool graduate
January 31, 2020

IDEAschool graduate Anna Potton-Grapes’ educational journey has led her to a job that she had secretly dreamed of for her whole life. Feilding was where it all began. Growing up, Anna was...

New arts student feeling at home away from home
January 20, 2020

Northland student Hinemoana Tautari hasn’t had a chance to get homesick since enrolling for the Bachelor of  Māori Visual Arts at EIT’s Toihoukura this year. She has made some great new...

Noah is set up for a career in arts
November 14, 2019

Noah Tucker is buzzing to be playing a part in this year’s IDEAschool Arts Festival on 29 November. Everything is ready to go - he just needs to put the final touches on the illustrations...

Male designers making their mark in fashion
October 16, 2019

Four young artists have this year added a whole new perspective to EIT’s fashion design programme, adding a dose of masculine creativity. Ngarangi Pomana, Fabian Omer, Mac Tua Whaka Rua and...

“Year 13 scholarship gave us motivation to study”
September 18, 2019

Education was always a big thing for the family of EIT students Desmond Sa’u and his younger sister Faala. “Mum told me that she discovered my interest in art when I went to preschool. I...

EIT graduate wins Female Filmmaker Award
August 8, 2019

Long before Cheyenne Taiapa enrolled in IDEAschool at EIT, she had experimented with all kinds of creative things. Already in high school she was into photography and storytelling. It was...