Category Archives: Embroidery

More vintage textiles – the Valerie Carson Estate Textile Collection

Valerie Carson (1936-2020) is acknowledged as “New Zealand’s first textile conservator” and a pioneer of the field’s recognition as a discipline within the museum community, as related in her obituary on Te Papa’s blog. Some of you will be aware … 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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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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Wellington goes big on textiles to counter:

Once more, Covid has arrived right at arts festival season, but one part of the 2022 Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts that is largely proceeding is its visual arts component. A few years ago, this side of the … 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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Caroline McQuarrie, The New Sun – Wellington

Jhana Millers Gallery, Wellington – 11 February – 13 March 2021 – Opening 5.30pm, Thursday 11 February – Artist talk with Heather Galbraith, Saturday 6 March, 2pm Caroline McQuarrie’s primary artistic interest is the concept of home, wherever it’s located. … Continue reading

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More exhibitions

A postscript to last week’s exhibition posting: there’s more to visit in the lower North Island. At Masterton’s Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Whakatau Miromiro showcases Terri Te Tau’s embroidery on linen. The work “was created in conversation … 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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Crafting Aotearoa

Every couple of decades, someone takes stock of craft/object art in Aotearoa New Zealand. There was Doreen Blumhardt and Brian Brake’s Craft New Zealand in 1982 and Helen Schamroth’s 100 New Zealand Craft Artists in 1998, both of which won … 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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