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The return of iD, 27 March – 2 April 2023

The sign that the community welcomed the 2023 return of a full iD Dunedin Fashion Week in 2023 was the speed with which tickets to the iD show on 1 April sold out. The second show added to meet demand … Continue reading

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Symposium programme announcement

It’s countdown time – around six weeks now until the CTANZ community frocks* up to Oamaru to celebrate the organisation’s old-fashioned coming of age (aka twenty-first) with a symposium entitled Tradition: observance or departure. It’s time to get organised, so … Continue reading

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Tamaki Makarau exhibition crawl

After a good start to the year, Auckland is continuing to provide the costume and textile community with reasons to hit the galleries. This weekend – 18 March – is a good one for a gallery crawl if you’re looking … Continue reading

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Symposium registrations open

We’re excited to advise that registrations are now open for the next CTANZ symposium, which will take place in Ōamaru, Friday 5 May – Sunday 7 May 2023, with a theme of Tradition. The keynote speaker will be Dr Patricia … Continue reading

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Some things to see and do, January 2023

January has whizzed past and many of us are back at the day job, but it’s still summer and there’s still time to catch a few of the summer seasonal shows. Starting overhead, in Auckland, it’s the last week of … Continue reading

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Katherine Mansfield 1888-1923

One of the most lauded and influential of New Zealand writers, Katherine Mansfield died in France on 9 January 1923, of tuberculosis. Although only 34, she left behind a legacy of short fiction that continues to inspire. A century after … Continue reading

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Here comes summer

Season’s greetings to CTANZ members and followers. After another long and disrupted year, we hope that you have reached the festive season healthy, in the company of those you care about, and with some time to settle back and gaze … Continue reading

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Cultural regeneration fund feedback sought

The pandemic years have seen a number of initiatives to support arts and cultural initiatives, among them the Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Regeneration Fund. This fund has included an invitation for feedback on grant applications, particularly from … Continue reading

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Maureen Lander, Arts Foundation Laureate

Warmest congratulations once again to longstanding CTANZ member Dr Maureen Lander MNZM, who has joined the ranks of Arts Foundation laureates, receiving 2022 Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Laureate Theresa Gattung Female Arts Practitioners Award for her achievements as a … Continue reading

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More vintage textiles – the Valerie Carson Estate Textile Collection

Valerie Carson (1936-2020) is acknowledged as “New Zealand’s first textile conservator” and a pioneer of the field’s recognition as a discipline within the museum community, as related in her obituary on Te Papa’s blog. Some of you will be aware … Continue reading

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