Category Archives: Textiles

Free fashion lecture this Saturday 22 April – 3pm – Auckland Museum

Amy Johnson, c.1930 (Public Domain image) CTANZ, in association with the Auckland Museum Institute & with thanks to the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, is delighted to present High Flown Fashion: Women Pilots and the Selling of Aviation … Continue reading

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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: 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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Forthcoming! A beautiful new NZ-based online journal devoted to WOOL

The Wool Lover is soon-to-be-launched digital journal featuring fresh and contemporary stories across culture, fashion, film, design and so on, all with wool at their heart. ‘A VISUAL, LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDY DEVOTED TO A CELEBRATION OF THE WONDER FIBRE … 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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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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A request from Objectspace

Naiomi Murgatroyd from Objectspace has asked us to spread the word about their upcoming exhibition of work by Susan Holmes: “Objectspace Masters of Craft exhibition series is back this year with a show celebrating the over four-decade long career of … Continue reading

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Symposium 2017 Fibre: Connecting People

Fibre: Connecting People Annual Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ) Symposium 19-20 May 2017, Waikato Museum, Hamilton The CTANZ symposium call invites presentations of research papers which address the theme of Fibre: Connecting People. New Zealand has experienced a … Continue reading

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