Category Archives: Museums

CTANZ Symposium 2017 is only a month away!

THERE’S NO TIME LIKE NOW TO REGISTER for HIGHLIGHTS! Three Keynote Speakers! Doris de Pont needs no introduction to CTANZ members: the founder of the New Zealand Fashion Museum will talk about how her ongoing exploration of the ways clothing … 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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Meanwhile in Auckland….

March is definitively New Zealand’s fashion month, with iD down in Dunedin, and Auckland’s Four Days of Fashion in the City, including films, seasonal previews and other special activities. The four days specifically are 29 March – 1 April, but … 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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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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A stylish December

Wellington is going to be the most stylish place in the country this December, what with the End of Fashion conference at Massey, and the tranche of associated events and wonderfully complementary exhibitions. At City Gallery, Cindy Sherman; at Upper … Continue reading

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Upcoming events at Te Papa

Te Papa has a great line up of costume and textile based events over the next three months, including a public lecture by leading fashion historian, Dr Valerie Steele. Dressing for Splendour, Sunday 2 October 2pm Enjoy an illustrated talk about the … Continue reading

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Making the Australian Quilt: 1800-1950 – exhibition and symposium

NGV, Melbourne, Australia from 22 July – 6 November 2016 PRESS RELEASE: Australia’s rich quilt heritage, resplendent with imagery of native flora and fauna, early coats of arms and motifs of daily colonial life, will be revealed in Making the Australian … Continue reading

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Movie season

Winter is coming, apparently, and with it, the film festival season. The Resene Architecture & Design Festival has just kicked off in Auckland, the first stop of a four-city tour that ends in Christchurch in mid-July. As always, lots of … Continue reading

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Silk at Marlborough Museum

Marlborough Museum has a fine collection of textiles from which Pam Saunders, Honorary Curator of Textiles and CTANZ member and Director Steve Austin curate regular beautifully presented exhibitions which are an absolute delight. They have just opened one devoted to … Continue reading

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