Graduate Showcase Events
Every year we hold End-Of-Year Exhibitions that showcase the best work from our graduating students. We open this event to the public and invite you to join us to celebrate their success in viewing, listening, absorbing, and experiencing their works.
This event is a great chance for you to visit and gain an insight into the opportunities and outcomes that Media Arts Wintec provides.
Stay tuned for 2017 exhibition dates.
SPARK International Festival of Media, Arts and Design is a four-day event happening in August with speakers presenting on subject areas from contemporary art, design, writing, acting, photography, publishing, filmmaking and music, to panel discussions with established creative practitioners. Spark presentations are free to attend. See the Spark website for more details and dates.
Ramp Gallery was established in 1997 as a contemporary art space in the Department of Media Arts at the Waikato Institute of Technology (then Waikato Polytechnic). Ramp seeks to provide a venue for innovative work and foster critical discussion about contemporary art.
Through Ramp, Wintec students regularly have the opportunity to engage with leading contemporary artists. They can also volunteer in the gallery in a variety of roles, gaining valuable work experience in the area. Ramp is currently seeking to expand its operations to include relationships with other tertiary spaces, artist residencies, artist talks, a publications profile and web-based projects.
Students from Media Arts visited Chengdu University's School of Fine Art to work on a collaborative poster project. This experience helped both groups explore cross-cultural collaboration and overcome the communication barrier through visual language.
Media Arts Music Performances
Wintec presents" is series of monthly gigs at Nivara Lounge, showcasing Wintec and Wintec alumni songwriters, producers and performers.
“PIANO & EGGS” - is a series of breakfast concerts to be held on the second Monday of every month from 7am-8am. The concerts will take place between the Creative Waikato space and Miltons Canteen on Alexandra Street in Hamilton.