Category Archives: Christchurch

Happy 2020

Welcome to another year. We hope you’ve all been able to enjoy relaxing time with family and friends, and members should have received their copies of the glorious summer issue of Context just before Christmas for their holiday reading. This … Continue reading

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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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Christchurch gets crafty

One of the many interesting projects to arise in Christchurch over the past few years has been Rekindle, which began as a means of trying to recycle materials from their post-earthquake state of their demolition. At the Arts Centre 8-17 … Continue reading

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Movie season

                It’s time for the annual film preview postings. This year, the frock movies start with the Alliance Francaise Film Festival, which is offering us accessories. Shoes and umbrellas, to be precise, starting … Continue reading

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Film festival fashion, 2015

Winter means the NZ International Film Festival, and the Auckland and Wellington  programmes are out, with the rest of the country imminent. As usual, a few style films have found their way into the lineup.  After appearing in Advanced Style, … Continue reading

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More fashionable films – Dunedin, and NZIFF autumn season

iD is Dunedin’s official fashion week but the whole of April is unofficially fashion month. Among the events getting us warmed up, the Dunedin Film Society’s three week Fashion in Film run, offering three very stylish movies on consecutive Wednesday … Continue reading

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Movie time

The fashion and film festival season is upon us. Auckland’s Fashion in the City (27 Feb-8 March) provides opportunities for big screen viewings of The Great Gatsby (Luhrman version), Bill Cunningham NYC, and The Eye has to Travel; Bill Cunningham … Continue reading

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Funny Face from NZIFF

Between film festivals and fashion events over March and April, we’ve had opportunities for another look at The September Issue (Auckland)  and DV: The Eye has to Travel (Dunedin), and the French Film Festival has included Mademoiselle C, the doco … Continue reading

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With Bold Needle and Thread – Christchurch Arts Festival

Christchurch readers and stitchers get the chance to hear Rosemary McLeod talk with Vita Cochran about her passion for 
New Zealand’s textile past and the joys of creating and collecting during the Christchurch Arts Festival. The one-hour session will be … Continue reading

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