Category Archives: Christchurch

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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Christchurch gets crafty

One of the many interesting projects to arise in Christchurch over the past few years has been Rekindle, which began as a means of trying to recycle materials from their post-earthquake state of their demolition. At the Arts Centre 8-17 … Continue reading

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Movie season

                It’s time for the annual film preview postings. This year, the frock movies start with the Alliance Francaise Film Festival, which is offering us accessories. Shoes and umbrellas, to be precise, starting … Continue reading

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Film festival fashion, 2015

Winter means the NZ International Film Festival, and the Auckland and Wellington  programmes are out, with the rest of the country imminent. As usual, a few style films have found their way into the lineup.  After appearing in Advanced Style, … Continue reading

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More fashionable films – Dunedin, and NZIFF autumn season

iD is Dunedin’s official fashion week but the whole of April is unofficially fashion month. Among the events getting us warmed up, the Dunedin Film Society’s three week Fashion in Film run, offering three very stylish movies on consecutive Wednesday … Continue reading

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