Category Archives: Textiles

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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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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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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Film festival preview 2019

2018 was such a big year for textile/dress movies that it’s seemed that this year has been a bit short of dressy films, but fortunately the NZIFF knows that the frockies come out for the occasion and have scheduled a … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Kozlowski visit: Dunedin, Wellington, Auckland May-June 2019

CTANZ is delighted to announce the upcoming visit of US textile practitioner and curator Elizabeth Kozlowski, who also edits the Surface Design Journal, the quarterly publication of the US-based Surface Design Association. Organised in conjunction with CTANZ, Elizabeth’s visit is … 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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November update – textile stories on air and in print

Lots of recent coverage of textile events and people involved in CTANZ, including our members, our symposium speakers and attendees and subjects, offering up a rabbit warren of links. For starters, coming up on Choice TV this week (Monday 26 … Continue reading

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A final pre-symposium post for Suffrage Day

Wherever you were on 19 September, there was a Suffrage125 event to enjoy, and the celebrations are continuing around the country. Including, of course, in Dunedin this weekend, so two last posts about what’s on down here as well as … 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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That Bloody Petition

It’s a sound that reaches through New Zealand history: 28 July 1893, when the bulk of the women’s suffrage petition hit the back wall of the debating chamber after being unrolled by John Hall from the broomstick on which it … Continue reading

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