Symposium 2018

Lou Rogers, Tearing Off the Bonds, “Modern Woman” column from The Judge, c 1912-13. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lou Rogers, Tearing Off the Bonds, “Modern Woman” column from The Judge, c 1912-13. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Unbound: Liberating women

21-23 September 2018, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin

Recognising 125 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, the 2018 Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand symposium Unbound: Liberating Women offers an opportunity to explore the past, present or future roles of dress and textiles in women’s suffrage and other liberating moments

How do cloth, clothes, fashion and art reveal, reflect or challenge social limits for women? In the spirit of the early suffragists, how might they empower futures and/or relate to feminist projects? How are they used to give or constrain political voice? When is cloth revolutionary?

Unbound: Liberating Women celebrates the power of cloth and clothes in the visual, material world and explores how women make and use these to transform and transcend boundaries.

Registration is now open

We invite you to register online for two days of impassioned, informed and/or idiosyncratic presentations, a fabulous dinner in New Zealand’s most famous Victorian castle, and an inspired complementary exhibition. Details will be released progressively as we get closer to September.

Any queries to Unbound2018@op.ac.nz.

The 2018 CTANZ Symposium is presented in partnership with Otago Polytechnic and as part of New Zealand’s Suffrage 125 celebrations. The weekend will include the opening of an associated exhibition, Unbound, at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic.

 

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