Category Archives: Australia

New exhibitions – Auckland and Wellington

Just opened this weekend (19 October), textile exhibitions at two of the country’s most recognised centres of craft/object art. At Objectspace in Auckland, Mulame is the first solo exhibition by Lema Shamamba, a community leader, educator, mother and storyteller who … Continue reading

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An August fabricolage

This weekend Aucklanders have the temptation of the Vintage Textile Fair‘s all-genuine-vintage clothes, furs, handbags, linen, shoes, jewellery, lace, buttons, patterns, books, fabric, etc etc. The ultimate in recycling, at Alexandra Park Raceway, Sunday 25 August, 10am-4pm, $10 entry. There’s … Continue reading

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The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood at Bendigo Art Gallery

Wall of costume design sketches, Image; supplied While planning my dream trip to see the House of Dior exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria I discovered that Bendigo Art Gallery had an Edith Head exhibition on at the same time. I decided to … Continue reading

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Singing, dancing, frocks and books

Madeleine St John’s novel, The Women in Black, was released quietly in the 1990s, when the nostalgia for mid-century style was yet to hit its peak but since it was re-released by Text Publishing in 2012, it’s been readily available … Continue reading

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Making the Australian Quilt: 1800-1950 – exhibition and symposium

NGV, Melbourne, Australia from 22 July – 6 November 2016 PRESS RELEASE: Australia’s rich quilt heritage, resplendent with imagery of native flora and fauna, early coats of arms and motifs of daily colonial life, will be revealed in Making the Australian … Continue reading

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Emerging Technologies in Textile Conservation, May 2016

AICCM is pleased to present Emerging Technologies in Textile Conservation, a Textiles Special Interest Group Symposium, to be held in Sydney from the 19th to the 22nd of May 2016 to coincide with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The symposium will present … Continue reading

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Fashioning Museums Conference

Fashion exhibitions are one of the biggest trends in museums now – no doubt much to the delight of CTANZ members. If you are keen to find out more, then the Fashioning Museums conference coming up in Canberra may be just … Continue reading

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Fashionable reasons to visit Australia this summer

It’s all on in Australia this summer for fashion exhibitions: the hard call is which of the major cities to head to, with the eastern states vying for best fun indoors. Brisbane’s had Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese Fashion … Continue reading

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Miss Fisher in Melbourne – exhibition extended

Well here’s a surprise to the costume-fanciers who are watching the Phryne Fisher mysteries currently on tv in NZ. Due to popular demand, the exhibition at Ripponlea in Melbourne (which features in the series as Phryne’s aunt’s stately home) of … Continue reading

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