Category Archives: Auckland

Call for papers: Media, Culture, and Society Conference – Auckland 2022

Yoobee College of Creative Innovation is hosting the inaugural international conference of UP Education in Auckland, 14 to 16 December 2022. The call for papers is being extended to October. The diverse subject areas include two topics that cover costume … Continue reading

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New art and vintage textiles in Auckland in August

August activities begin and end with Auckland this time round. On Thursday 11 August, Objectspace’s Ockham lecture will feature Steven Junil Park on language through making. The Ōtautahi-based multi-disciplinary artist works under the name 6×4. Fresh from designing the costumes … Continue reading

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Winter roundup

Between the weather and Covid, this is turning into a bit of a stay-at-home winter. It’s not that there aren’t exhibitions and other events on around the traps, but even masked, we’re hunkering down a bit. But if you’d like … Continue reading

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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

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The week in textile news

Breaking: huge congratulations to Claire Regnault for winning the Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction with Dressed (Te Papa Press). Claire’s award was announced on 11 May at the Ockham Book Awards. Very well-deserved. For a delicious review, … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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