Author Archives: karinwarnaar

It’s in the making – Otago Museum

2021 was a great year for fabric culture at Otago Museum, what with the very successful Fashion FWD >> Disruption through Design exhibition on show over winter; for summer, the scale is both smaller and wider. Smaller in that the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Māori weaving

Throughout 2021, across the country,we’ve had opportunities to see plenty of contemporary Māori art. Among this work, there’s been some fibre art, a couple of highlights being the work by Maureen Lander and Mata Aho in the epic Toi Tū … Continue reading

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The annual Aotearoa summer dress and textile crawl, 2021-2022

It’s just about time for the annual post on what’s on around Aotearoa New Zealand in the CTANZ sphere of interest but it’s quite the season. This is just a starter: look forward to more detailed posts over the next … Continue reading

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Core business – Symposium 2022 and Context 2021

It felt like business as usual this week with news from the team organising next year’s Traditions: observance or departure symposium in Oamaru that the papers for May have been selected and presenters notified. The word is that it’s another … Continue reading

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Traditions 2022 – abstracts close soon

The word from Oamaru is that the abstracts are coming in for the 2022 CTANZ symposium, Traditions, and they’re great, but there’s still time to add your own take on the theme to the selection. What with one thing and … Continue reading

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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 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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