Category Archives: Artists

At the movies: festival season 2018

The NZ International Film Festival started releasing the 2018 programme this month, leading with Pietra Brettkelly’s Yellow is Forbidden. While NZ screening dates are yet to be confirmed,  Brettkelly’s documentary on Chinese designer Guo Pei has landed with a splash … Continue reading

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Ataahua Mahi – Beautiful Work

Fashion fans can see Simone Montgomery’s millinery on Display for Dunedin Fashion ID week. See her work on display from 30 April – 6th May in two venues: Mayer Shoes in Wall St Mall Dunedin – with thanks, Glen and Poppy Fashion … Continue reading

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Unbound: exhibition call for proposals closes soon

Unbound 22nd September – 18th October 2018 Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin It’s great to be able to complement the annual CTANZ symposium with an exhibition, and proposals are still open for this year’s Unbound exhibition at … Continue reading

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A Certain Style and other fashionable things in Auckland

Auckland’s 4 Days of Fashion in the City begins 21 March and the New Zealand Fashion Museum is kicking it off in, literally, a certain style. A Certain Style is the museum’s new 2018 exhibition, showcasing the work of Bruce … Continue reading

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“Oreo’s Sampler” – Expressions of Interest

In 1820 a “sampler” marked by “Oreo” was sent to the Church Missionary Society in England. In 1821 this “sampler” arrived in London. What did this sampler look like? Who was “Oreo”? Enthusiastic and passionate textile and fibre artists are … Continue reading

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Unbound – Call for exhibition proposals

Unbound 22nd September – 18th October 2018 Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin Unbound (the exhibition) opens Friday 21st September to launch Unbound: Liberating Women, the 2018 Costume and Textile Association symposium, organised in partnership by CTANZ and … Continue reading

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Fraser Crowe launch and Artweek event

Great new: Kim Fraser and Deborah Crowe are back, with the Fraser Crowe label and website now live. If you’ve seen them round at CTANZ symposia or other events swathed in their gorgeous fabrics, these are now, as promised, in … Continue reading

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Masterworks Gallery, 30 July-19 August 2017 Two new exhibitions with costume and textile interest open at Masterworks Gallery in Auckland at the end of July. Weaver Christopher Duncan is part of  Room for Conversation, with ceramicist Aaron Scythe and glass … Continue reading

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Mycelia:Mycelium, by Angela Carter at Window Space Gallery, Northtec

  Mycelia:Myceliuim, 2017, detail. The hidden world of mycelia and mycelium – a large scale hand embroidery. Full details and the press release are available on Angela’s blog. On this work: Mycelia:Mycelium is an examination of the relationship humans have with fungi, … Continue reading

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Star weave jam with Maureen Lander

This coming Saturday, CTANZ member Maureen Lander has a new show opening at the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. Entitled Flat-Pack Whakapapa, Maureen’s exhibition comprises three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Māori weaving). Between 11am and … Continue reading

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