Category Archives: Christchurch

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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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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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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Ron Te Kawa, CoCA, March-May

Maungarongo (Ron) Te Kawa of Ngāti Porou has been working prolifically in fashion, art, community development and education across Aotearoa New Zealand for decades. Using sewing as a conduit to connect with people, his legendary workshops have given countless participants … Continue reading

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Summer viewing

The holiday preview is late this year, but there are textile and dress exhibitions to be found from one end of the country to the other this summer. Starting with Michele Beevors in Invercargill. Yes, those giant skeletal animals on … Continue reading

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Happy 2020

Welcome to another year. We hope you’ve all been able to enjoy relaxing time with family and friends, and members should have received their copies of the glorious summer issue of Context just before Christmas for their holiday reading. This … Continue reading

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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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