Category Archives: Embroidery

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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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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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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New exhibitions

Throughout August – September, there are textiles floating through galleries from Dunedin to Auckland. Here’s a brief rundown. Dunedin School of Art Gallery: Corporeal Explorations, 6-16 August. Be in quick for this exhibition of work by DSA Artist in Residence, … Continue reading

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What to do in the holidays – textile edition

Happy Christmas, everyone. Whatever your festive season holds for you, the annual New Zealand shut down will mean most of us will have time on our hands, and many will be spending time in parts of the country other than … Continue reading

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Symposium minus one week – what’s on in Dunedin, updated

With just a week to go before the symposium, some further information about all that’s going on, especially for our out of town guests. First: the service announcement. Dunedin has been trying this spring lark for size this week and … 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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Auckland’s famous Vintage Textile Fair is THIS SUNDAY!

It’s that time of the year! The Auckland Vintage Textile Fair time! And CTANZ will be there with our own table – do come & say hello! When: THIS SUNDAY! 27th August 2017 From: 10AM to 4PM Where: Tasman Room, Alexander Park … 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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