Category Archives: Craft

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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Symposium 2017 update

The 2017 Symposium countdown continues with registrations bubbling along and some of the programme highlights  available. This year’s symposium begins with an exhibition opening on Thursday 18 May; the programme for the next two days includes three keynote speakers, Doris … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Current

Current, Otago Museum, 1877 Gallery, 18 March – 2 July 2017 To coincide with this year’s  iD Fashion Week, the Otago Museum invited a group of emerging artists and designers to create new work based on the museum’s extensive textile … 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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New Magazine for Textile Lovers

“Connecting makers, collectors & lovers of textile craft arts” For those of you who missed it, in September last year, a brand spanking new textile magazine – Fabricate – was launched.  And the 2nd issue (Summer 2016) isn’t long published. A celebration of … Continue reading

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Lecture: Jessica Hemmings on Making Meaning: craft & labour

WELLINGTON, AUCKLAND AND DUNEDIN Jessica Hemmings, Professor of Visual Culture and Head of the School of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, is visiting New Zealand this November. A specialist in textiles, she has written and edited several books … Continue reading

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Weaving hits Wellington’s artist-run gallery space Enjoy

walking forwards backwards by Annie Mackenzie Enjoy, L 1/147 Cuba Street, Wellington, 21 September – 15 October, 2016 walking forwards backwards explores the practice and traditions of weaving within contemporary social and economic systems. For her first solo exhibition Annie … Continue reading

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Fashion rules, Ok, absolutely

It’s iD week in Dunedin, lots of colour and style and people making an effort, including some CTANZ stalwarts. At Mint,  Desi Liversage’s critique of fast fashion and Li Edelkoort’s anti-fashion manifesto and adds further to this debate with a … Continue reading

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Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice – call for submissions

Janette Matthews, Editor of the Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, is inviting authors to contribute submissions  to the Journal. She (and lecturer in textiles, Faith Kane, also involved in the Journal) are based at Loughborough University, in the … Continue reading

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Textiles night classes

Down south and fancy embarking on some new projects this year? Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic – Te Kura Matatini ki Otago is offering textile night classes throughout this year. Beginning from 15 February, the weekly two-hour classes … Continue reading

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