Category Archives: Wellington

Exhibition: At the Beach comes to the Dowse Art Museum

The Fashion Museum’s exhibition At the Beach can be seen at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt from 26 Nov 2016 – 19 Feb 2017. Floor talk – Saturday 26 November 2pm Doris de Pont, founder and curator of … Continue reading

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Valerie Steele lecture: ‘Museum quality: The rise of the fashion exhibition’

This December Dr Valerie Steele, the director The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, is visiting Wellington.  Valerie will be in the capital to present a keynote address at The End of Fashion conference which is taking place at … 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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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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Upcoming events at Te Papa

Te Papa has a great line up of costume and textile based events over the next three months, including a public lecture by leading fashion historian, Dr Valerie Steele. Dressing for Splendour, Sunday 2 October 2pm Enjoy an illustrated talk about the … Continue reading

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Conference: The End of Fashion registrations open

The End of Fashion An international conference and exhibition | 8-9 Dec 2016 | College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington Registrations are now open. Early bird rates apply until 16 October. When designer Yves Saint Laurent departed from the … Continue reading

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Symposium 2016

An international keynote speaker; plenaries featuring Marsden-funded research into pre-colonial textiles and choices that took us round the world; an exhibition, workshops and tours and a delicious conference dinner – 2016’s Nature Now was the usual whirlwind of ideas and … Continue reading

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Movie season

Winter is coming, apparently, and with it, the film festival season. The Resene Architecture & Design Festival has just kicked off in Auckland, the first stop of a four-city tour that ends in Christchurch in mid-July. As always, lots of … Continue reading

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CTANZ Symposium – registrations are open!

Registrations are now open for the CTANZ’s annual symposium, Nature Now, which is taking place at Massey University, Wellington on 7 and 8 July, 2016. Keynote Speakers – the ‘techno fairy’ and the detectives Our first keynote speaker this year … Continue reading

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Upcoming lecture by fashion writer / curator Alexandra Palmer 9 February 2016

On Tuesday 9 February, 2016 at 6pm Dr Alexandra Palmer of the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada will present a lecture at Massey University, Wellington on ‘Frock coats, redingotes and Dior: Fashion in the Royal Ontario Museum 1909-2016’. In this illustrated talk, Dr … Continue reading

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