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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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Exhibition: Catwalk to Cover

26 November 2016 – 12 February 2017 This summer  Expressions Whirinaki in Upper Hutt hosts Catwalk to Cover, an exhibition developed and toured by the Fashion & Textile Museum in London. Through a series of candid photographs from top catwalk photographers … Continue reading

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Valerie Steele lecture: ‘Museum quality: The rise of the fashion exhibition’

This December Dr Valerie Steele, the director The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, is visiting Wellington.  Valerie will be in the capital to present a keynote address at The End of Fashion conference which is taking place at … 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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Symposium 2016

An international keynote speaker; plenaries featuring Marsden-funded research into pre-colonial textiles and choices that took us round the world; an exhibition, workshops and tours and a delicious conference dinner – 2016’s Nature Now was the usual whirlwind of ideas and … Continue reading

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Share your textile treasures online with Te Papa

The exhibition Tīvaevae: Out of the glory box  (on at Te Papa until October 2015) celebrates the art of Cook Islands quilting through Te Papa’s remarkable collection. Each tīvaevae carries the stories and skills of the women who made them, and … Continue reading

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Frocky goodness in Wellington this summer!

This summer Wellingtonians and visitors to the city are spoilt for choice in regards to costume related exhibitions. Make sure you add these to your lists of summer-viewing. 1. Te Papa, Cable Street Feeling nostalgic? Pop up to Level 4 … Continue reading

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John Gillow on textiles from Pakistan – Wellington lecture and textile sale

Author, lecturer, traveller and collector, John Gillow has spent more than 40 years travelling the world in pursuit of textiles, and sharing his finds with textile lovers all over the world. Besides travelling through remote and sometimes unstable or war-torn … Continue reading

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Frances Hodgkins Textile Designs on display

Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is Te Papa’s new, changing programme of art from the national collection and beyond – both on the floor and online. The spring season features five completely new shows: Michael Stevenson’s This is the Trekka, … Continue reading

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Visiting curator: Wendy Kaplan from LACMA

Wendy Kaplan is Department Head and Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She is a leading expert on late 19th to mid 20th-century design, and one of the co-curators of California Design, 1930–1965: … Continue reading

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