Category Archives: Artists

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

Posted in Artists, Awards, CTANZ people, Textiles | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Igniting joy at Objectspace, one weekend only

If you’re in Auckland this weekend you could brighten up your life with a visit to Objectspace to check out Wharenui Harikoa, an installation of Lissy Robinson-Cole and Rudi Robinson’s crocheted sculptural forms. For the past eight years, the husband … Continue reading

Posted in Artists, Auckland, Christchurch, Craft, crochet and knitting, Exhibitions, Lectures & Talks, Maori, Objectspace, sculpture | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Online and onscreen

The planned CTANZ online series is rolling along, with the next installment this week already: Tuesday 10 May 7-8pm, Imogen Stockwell, curator of  Maritza Boutique: Ōamaru – London, will talk about the exhibition at the Forrester Gallery until 3 July. … Continue reading

Posted in Artists, Designers, Exhibitions, Fashion, Film, lecture series | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CTANZ goes online

So we’re not, this year, descending on Waitaki for the CTANZ symposium., which is doubly disappointing because whether you came down from Christchurch or up from Dunedin to converge on Ōamaru, you’d have found exhibitions to check out on the … Continue reading

Posted in Artists, Exhibitions, Fashion week, New Zealand Fashion Museum, Talks | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A miscellany of embroidery, competitions, dresses and more

The textile and dress exhibitions keep on coming with several around the country in the next couple of months and more to come. (Pardon the cliche, but watch this space.) Thanks to those of you who have sent in details … Continue reading

Posted in Artists, Auckland, Awards, Competitions, Dunedin, Embroidery, Emma Fitts, Exhibitions, Nelson, Textiles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wellington goes big on textiles to counter:

Once more, Covid has arrived right at arts festival season, but one part of the 2022 Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts that is largely proceeding is its visual arts component. A few years ago, this side of the … Continue reading

Posted in Artists, Craft, CTANZ people, Dowse Art Museum, Embroidery, Exhibitions, Festivals, Textiles, Wellington, wool | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Around Aotearoa in March

There seems to be no end to the number of textile and dress exhibitions around at the moment. The biggies – Quant, Eden Hore – are winding down but there’s also a lot that’s in the small /perfectly formed basket … Continue reading

Posted in Artists, Auckland, Christchurch, Craft, Dunedin, Embroidery, Exhibitions, Fashion, Heritage, New Zealand Fashion Museum, Photography, Textiles, Uncategorized, Weaving, Wellington, Whanganui | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A small textile miscellany, January 2022

The Ockham book awards longlist for 2022 pleasingly includes two textile titles published in 2021, something we don’t often see. Congratulations to Claire Regnault for Dressed: Fashionable dress in Aotearoa New Zealand 1840-1910 making it onto the list. The other … Continue reading

Posted in Artists, Auckland, Awards, Books, CTANZ people, Exhibitions, Hawkes Bay, History, New Zealand Fashion Museum, Textiles, Weaving | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Artists, CTANZ people, Dunedin, Exhibitions, International, Textiles, Weaving | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Artists, Auckland, Exhibitions, Hamilton, Official stuff | Tagged , , | Leave a comment