Author Archives: Claire Regnault

‘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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Lecture: Stitches in Time – the embroidery of Captain Cook’s wife

Thursday 9 February 2017, 5:30pm – 7pm, Te Papa, Wellington Alison Larkin is an award winning embroiderer from Hull, England, who explores history through her needle and thread. In 2015 Alison received the Janet Arnold award for costume research from … 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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Exhibition: At the Beach comes to the Dowse Art Museum

The Fashion Museum’s exhibition At the Beach can be seen at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt from 26 Nov 2016 – 19 Feb 2017. Floor talk – Saturday 26 November 2pm Doris de Pont, founder and curator of … 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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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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