2017 Symposium countdown

zc9-300x225With two weeks to go, you can still register for the 2017 CTANZ Symposium, Fibre Connecting People.

The CTANZ SYMPOSIUM 2017 Programme features three keynote speakers: the NZ Fashion Museum’s Doris de Pont on clothing, identity and belonging; sustainable fashion entrepreneur Sarah Lancaster on how sewing can bring people together, and Auckland gallerist and consultant Pamela Elliott on textiles and relationships.

The dozen presentations by other members come from the ends of New Zealand and all the usual spaces in the middle. Te Papa’s Migoto Eria will talk about the Hetet dresses and gender and culture in 1970s New Zealand. Dunedin weaver and teacher Christine Keller and her student Pam McKinlay are presenting on the connections of a weaving community.  Then there’s Clevedon Valley freelance costumier Gracie Matthews on wedding dresses, or artist Rosie White on dolls, or Dunedin lecturer Stella Lange on rejuvenation and repair. And another nine besides…Lots to think about during the two days of the symposium, which kicks off on Thursday 18 May with the opening of the associated exhibition, Fibre: Connecting People at Waikato Museum, the symposium venue.

WHERE: Waikato Museum, Hamilton

WHEN: Friday 19th May – Saturday 20 May, 2017
(Official opening/exhibition opening 5pm, 18th May)

COST: For 2-day Symposium, lunch both days, morning & afternoon teas and an invitation to attend the official opening of the Symposium and the associated exhibition ‘Fibre: Connecting People‘ on Thursday 18th May, 5.30 at the Waikato Museum:

$ 120 (for CTANZ members and Friends of the Waikato Museum)
$ 180  (non members – but for $170 you can register at member rates and join CTANZ)
$ 140 (Students)
$ 60 (Optional) Symposium Dinner

To register, download the form for all the relevant details:




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