Author Archives: karinwarnaar

Armchair access

It’s a bit difficult to engage with the material world at the moment, but don’t despair, there are a few things you can check out online. Beginning with buttons: the treat that is the biennial button exhibition at Auckland’s Masterworks … Continue reading

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2022 Symposium, Call for Papers

Traditions: observance or departure 13-15 May 2022 – Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru The theme for the 2022 symposium provides space to explore how various traditions inform our understandings of costumes and textiles. Given it is the 20th anniversary of CTANZ … Continue reading

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Symposium 2022 – save the date

Save the date: 13-15 May, Oamaru, with the theme Traditions. Keep an eye on this page and the blog for the Call for Papers, which will be coming soon. (This is a change from the originally posted date.) As 2022 … Continue reading

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What’s going on…

Lots, as it happens. First up, please note that the CTANZ website has a new web address. Please update your bookmarks to costumeandtextile.nz. The old address will redirect for a while but this is the address at which, very shortly, … Continue reading

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Symposium 2021 – textiles and Tāmaki

Not long now until the 2021 CTANZ symposium: Vision: Hindsight, Foresight, Insight, at AUT in central Auckland, 30 April – 2 May. Three days of presentations including keynotes by Dr Maureen Lander and Giles Peterson – you can check out … Continue reading

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Ron Te Kawa, CoCA, March-May

Maungarongo (Ron) Te Kawa of Ngāti Porou has been working prolifically in fashion, art, community development and education across Aotearoa New Zealand for decades. Using sewing as a conduit to connect with people, his legendary workshops have given countless participants … Continue reading

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Envisaging a symposium

Auckland’s back in business and looking forward to welcoming visitors from Hawkes Bay, Dunedin, Wellington, wherever, at the end of April for the 20-21 CTANZ symposium, Vision: Hindsight, Foresight, Insight, to run at AUT from 30 April to 2 May, … Continue reading

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More than exhibitions

While the coverage of exhibitions around the country at the moment, there’s almost something for everyone, but if you’re not around Auckland, Opunake, Wairarapa, Wellington or Invercargill, there are still opportunities for textile-y activities both further afield and accessible to … Continue reading

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PAIN CANOPY YEAST STEAK, Jess Johnson, Auckland

On the Saturday before the latest Level 3 Covid announcement, Jess Johnson and Cynthia Johnson were able to celebrate the opening of Jess’ latest exhibition PAIN CANOPY YEAST STEAK at the newly relocated Ivan Anthony gallery in Grey Lynn. Among … Continue reading

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Caroline McQuarrie, The New Sun – Wellington

Jhana Millers Gallery, Wellington – 11 February – 13 March 2021 – Opening 5.30pm, Thursday 11 February – Artist talk with Heather Galbraith, Saturday 6 March, 2pm Caroline McQuarrie’s primary artistic interest is the concept of home, wherever it’s located. … Continue reading

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