Category Archives: Auckland

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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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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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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