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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.


Our researchers are pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and examining the intersection of art and important social, cultural, environment and political issues.

Whether you’re a student or research partner, you’ll benefit from the expertise of our internationally recognised researchers.


Find out more about the Massey study programmes, research, facilities, services and people working in the School of Art's areas of specialisation.

Meet our students

Research and partnerships

Te Whare Hera Wellington International Artist Residency

The International Artist Residency Te Whare Hēra is an invitation-only visiting artist programme open to practitioners working in the field of contemporary art. We bring international artists to live, work and exhibit in our capital city Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington.

The Te Whare Hēra programme supports artists to research, develop and produce a new and innovative contemporary art project. 

Artists also contribute vitally to the academic programmes of Whiti o Rehua School of Art exposing students to their creative processes and cross-disciplinary practices.

Visit the Te Whare Hera website

The Engine Room

The Engine Room operates as a project space for Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University, Wellington.

It mounts a programme of exhibition projects from New Zealand and international contemporary artists.

Exhibitions and performances are regularly complemented by artist talks and discussions.

The Engine Room is open Monday to Friday, 12–4pm during semester times.

Visit The Engine Room website



    Students can access a number of workshops on campus, alongside technical staff who will introduce them to the equipment and assist them if required. Equipment in the fine arts workshop includes a range of wood and metal working machinery, hand tools, a spray booth and casting area.

    Darkrooms and Printmaking studio

    Students have access to black and white darkrooms for film processing and black and white printing. There are also darkrooms available for alternative processes such as cyanotype and salt printmaking. The printmaking studio includes a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, metal and wooden type, cylinder and platen presses, as well as screen printing equipment.

    Gallery spaces

    Students studying fine arts, Māori visual arts and photography have access to gallery spaces where they can exhibit or test their work.

    Computer labs and video editing suite

    Students have ready access to computer labs where they can use the latest software to scan film, edit video, audio and photography, and create 3D models. The College also has a state-of-the-art audio and video postproduction suite with all the gear needed for students to create very high quality media.

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    Staff and careers

    Huhana Smith

    Head of Whiti o Rehua School of Art

    Professor HUHANA SMITH

    Huhana Smith is a visual artist, curator and principle investigator in research who engages in major environmental, trans-disciplinary, kaupapa Māori and action-research projects.

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    Massey careers

    College of Creative Arts

    Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts at Massey University is a world-class art and design school based in Wellington, New Zealand.

    Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts