Author Archives: Claire Regnault

Exhibition: Embedded at Corbans Art Estate, Auckland

In April the Corbans Art Estate opened Embedded which features ‘seven talented textile artists who push the boundaries of a typical understanding of textile art; to explore how fabric immerses us in memory, yet at the same time holds a … Continue reading

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Extra knitting lecture in Wellington by Beth Brown-Reinsel

Beth Brown-Reinsel, Vermont-based specialist in northern hemisphere traditional knitting, is now presenting TWO lectures in Wellington. An additional lecture has been organised for those who can not nip away from work during the day. Where: Massey University (CoCA), Old Museum … Continue reading

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Floor talk with Natalie Smith

WHEN DREAMS TURN TO GOLD: The Benson & Hedges and Smokefree Fashion Design Awards 1964-1998 10.30am Wednesday 19 April, Dunedin Public Art Gallery FREE Join the Friends of the Gallery for an informal talk and walk through the exhibition When … Continue reading

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Lecture: Dreams and Responsibilities: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland

Te Papa, Friday 28 April 2017, 4:30pm – 6pm Friends of Te Papa $15, non-members $25 (includes a glass of wine and free parking) Dr Joseph McBrinn, Reader in design history at the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, is coming … Continue reading

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Lecture tour: Madelyn Shaw, Curator of Textiles, Smithsonian

Madelyn Shaw is the Curator of Textiles at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. She specialises in the exploration of American culture and history through textiles and dress. Madelyn is visiting New Zealand in April … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Emma Kitts and the event of a thread

The Dowse Art Museum, 25 March – 02 July 2017 Floortalk Sat 25 March 11:00 am Join artist Emma Fitts and curator Melanie Oliver in conversation at the Dowse about textiles, feminist history and the exhibition From Pressure to Vibration—The Event of … Continue reading

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‘Shoe School’ is coming to Wellington

Louise Clifton is a shoemaker and teacher dedicated to making shoemaking skills simple, accessible and fun. This winter she is offering sandal making workshops so that you can step out in your own creations next summer! Although Louise’s Shoe School is … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Once at the Dowse starring ‘Huttette’

Once, The Dowse Art Museum 25 Feb – 11 Jun 2017 FREE admission In 2008 when I worked at the Dowse Art Museum we commissioned textile artist Vita Cochran to make a creative response to Malcolm Harrison’s remarkable work, The Family. This much-loved … Continue reading

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Context: new editors, a call for contributions, deadlines

This year we have made a few changes to Context. Rather than one editor, we have a group of editors responsible for different aspects of the journal. This year I will be looking after general articles, Angela Lassig will edit … Continue reading

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Auckland lecture: Alison Larkin on Capt Cook’s waistcoats

The Auckland Embroiders Guild has arrange for Alison Larkin, and award winning embroiderer and teacher from Hull, England, to speak at their February meeting. The Guild have kindly extended an invitation to members of CTANZ to attend. Time: Saturday 18 February … Continue reading

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