Category Archives: Textiles

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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Beth Brown-Reinsel knitting lecture and workshop – Wellington

Beth Brown-Reinsel, Vermont-based specialist in northern hemisphere traditional knitting, is currently in New Zealand, giving lectures and conducting workshops throughout April and May. Wellington gets one of each next week. There’s a lecture at Massey on Tuesday 9 May, 2pm, … Continue reading

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Free fashion lecture this Saturday 22 April – 3pm – Auckland Museum

Amy Johnson, c.1930 (Public Domain image) CTANZ, in association with the Auckland Museum Institute & with thanks to the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, is delighted to present High Flown Fashion: Women Pilots and the Selling of Aviation … Continue reading

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CTANZ Symposium 2017 is only a month away!

THERE’S NO TIME LIKE NOW TO REGISTER for HIGHLIGHTS! Three Keynote Speakers! Doris de Pont needs no introduction to CTANZ members: the founder of the New Zealand Fashion Museum will talk about how her ongoing exploration of the ways clothing … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Emma Kitts and the event of a thread

The Dowse Art Museum, 25 March – 02 July 2017 Floortalk Sat 25 March 11:00 am Join artist Emma Fitts and curator Melanie Oliver in conversation at the Dowse about textiles, feminist history and the exhibition From Pressure to Vibration—The Event of … Continue reading

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New Magazine for Textile Lovers

“Connecting makers, collectors & lovers of textile craft arts” For those of you who missed it, in September last year, a brand spanking new textile magazine – Fabricate – was launched.  And the 2nd issue (Summer 2016) isn’t long published. A celebration of … Continue reading

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Lecture: Jessica Hemmings on Making Meaning: craft & labour

WELLINGTON, AUCKLAND AND DUNEDIN Jessica Hemmings, Professor of Visual Culture and Head of the School of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, is visiting New Zealand this November. A specialist in textiles, she has written and edited several books … Continue reading

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Forthcoming! A beautiful new NZ-based online journal devoted to WOOL

The Wool Lover is soon-to-be-launched digital journal featuring fresh and contemporary stories across culture, fashion, film, design and so on, all with wool at their heart. ‘A VISUAL, LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDY DEVOTED TO A CELEBRATION OF THE WONDER FIBRE … Continue reading

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Weaving hits Wellington’s artist-run gallery space Enjoy

walking forwards backwards by Annie Mackenzie Enjoy, L 1/147 Cuba Street, Wellington, 21 September – 15 October, 2016 walking forwards backwards explores the practice and traditions of weaving within contemporary social and economic systems. For her first solo exhibition Annie … Continue reading

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