Category Archives: Textiles

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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Spring in Dunedin, or what’s on in September as well as September’s Unbound symposium

With less than three months to the symposium now, plans are firming up nicely, as are registrations. Announcements on keynote speakers, the programme, and the exhibition are coming soon, but before you book your travel, you might like to know … Continue reading

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Exhibition roundup

From Auckland to Dunedin, there are exhibitions opening, closing and continuing over the next few months. Here’s a selection (and there are more – let us know), starting with what’s finishing first. In Wellington, this is the last week of … Continue reading

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Who made your clothes? Auckland – Nelson

Have you ever wondered who made your clothes, how much they’re paid, and what their lives are like? If not, start asking! Fashion Revolution week is almost upon us, and a range of events around the country will challenge to … 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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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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