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Frances Hodgkins Textile Designs on display

Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is Te Papa’s new, changing programme of art from the national collection and beyond – both on the floor and online. The spring season features five completely new shows: Michael Stevenson’s This is the Trekka, … Continue reading

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Visiting curator: Wendy Kaplan from LACMA

Wendy Kaplan is Department Head and Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She is a leading expert on late 19th to mid 20th-century design, and one of the co-curators of California Design, 1930–1965: … Continue reading

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Illustrated talk: Introducing Miss Universe

Lorraine Downes is the subject of Our Miss Universe, a new showcase at Te Papa which features her iconic Miss Universe gown, crown, sash and trophy, all of which she recently gifted to Te Papa. On Tuesday 24 September from 6pm–7.30pm, New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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Illustrated talk: Behind the Scenes with Dame Suzie Moncrieff

Join Dame Suzie Moncrieff, the inspirational woman behind the World of WearableArt™, for an illustrated talk at Te Papa on Saturday 21 September from 1 to 2pm. This year, the World of WearableArt™, or WOW® as it has become known … Continue reading

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Lecture: Arpilleras: Evolution and Revolution

Chilean curator Roberta Bacic is a keynote speaker at the Third International Visual Methods conference in Wellington hosted by Victoria University and Te Papa. While in Wellington, she will also present a public lecture at Te Papa on the fascinating … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Mollie Rodie Carnival Queen

During World War II, New Zealand designer and journalist Mollie Rodie found a new use for her fashion credentials. Her Carnival Queen costume designs brought a touch of Hollywood-style glamour to fundraising pageants and helped rally spirits on the home … Continue reading

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The 9th Biennial North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC)

Conserving Modernity: The Articulation of Innovation The 9th Biennial North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC) November 12-15, 2013 San Francisco, California New ideas to old problems. Wearable art. Creative treatment solutions. Evolving installations. Collaborations with contemporary artists. These are some … Continue reading

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Attention all quilt lovers! Quilts 1700-1945 heading southwards

While its not coming this far south, the Victoria and Albert’s block buster exhibition Quilts 1700-1945 is making its way to the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, just a hop skip and an aeroplane ride away. The exhibition will run from … Continue reading

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Adventures in Vintage Needlecraft at Objectspace, Auckland

Adventures in Vintage Needlecraft is presented in Objectspace’s Window Gallery and Vault to coincide with Rosemary McLeod’s appearance at the 2013 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival and the launch of With Bold Needle and Thread: Adventures in Vintage Needlecraft. To … Continue reading

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Textile and Design Lab at AUT

Following the CTANZ symposium on the weekend, textile designer Miranda Smitheram received so many questions about AUT’s Textile and Design Lab and their workshops that we thought we better send out the details, especially as they also have a knitwear symposium coming … Continue reading

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