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New exhibitions – Auckland and Wellington

Just opened this weekend (19 October), textile exhibitions at two of the country’s most recognised centres of craft/object art. At Objectspace in Auckland, Mulame is the first solo exhibition by Lema Shamamba, a community leader, educator, mother and storyteller who … Continue reading

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What’s on next…

Now that the symposium is behind us, it’s time to think about the next project. Here’s a few opportunities that may be of interest. Does a conference in Sweden or Bristol sound like fun for 2020? Check out the call … Continue reading

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A Common Thread, Nelson 2019

Some people don’t see the point of sitting around talking about dress and textiles for a week, but those that do turn up for the annual CTANZ symposium. This year’s, A Common Thread, was held at Nelson’s Suter Gallery the … Continue reading

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Symposium, Nelson’s now just a week away

A few last minute notes from the Nelson symposium team. Presenter Deb Donnelly will be exhibiting some of her work at the gallery over the weekend. The kasuri indigo hand loomed  Moving Continents textiles provide a visual bridge for the life … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS Millennial Masculinities Massey University, 10-11 December 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS Millennial Masculinities: Queers, Pimp Daddies and Lumbersexuals Massey University, Wellington New Zealand  December 10-11 2019 Keynote Speakers Christopher Breward, National Galleries of Scotland Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts Shaun Cole, Winchester … Continue reading

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Still more exhibitions…

This is getting ridiculous. Over the past two months, this blog has highlighted almost a dozen exhibitions around the country featuring some dress or textile interest, and there’s almost as many on the list to note between now and the … Continue reading

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It’s symposium month – Nelson beckons

It’s September, and that means it’s only a few weeks now until CTANZ members and other textile / costume aficionados converge in Nelson for A Common Thread, the 2019 symposium. It looks like a terrific programme, featuring the important universal … Continue reading

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Auckland to Ashburton, via Nelson and Wellington

There are textile/ costume events and exhibitions up the wazoo over the next two months. Most important of these is the CTANZ symposium in Nelson 27-29 September. Register before 1 September and you could win a $25 gift voucher from … Continue reading

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An August fabricolage

This weekend Aucklanders have the temptation of the Vintage Textile Fair‘s all-genuine-vintage clothes, furs, handbags, linen, shoes, jewellery, lace, buttons, patterns, books, fabric, etc etc. The ultimate in recycling, at Alexandra Park Raceway, Sunday 25 August, 10am-4pm, $10 entry. There’s … Continue reading

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Symposium update

The 2019 symposium is just over a month away and we have some new announcements, notably the unveiling of the programme, which looks fabulous. Over 20 presentations from around 30 presenters, with the usual mix of familiar and new names … Continue reading

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