Category Archives: Maori

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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Wellington woven and wearable

If you’re anywhere near the Beehive over the next couple of days, there’s a couple of small exhibitions to check out at Parliament and the National Library. The exhibition on the first floor of Bowen House offers a monochrome Muka … Continue reading

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Queen’s Birthday honours: congratulations to Maureen Lander

  Wonderful to see leading fibre artist and longtime CTANZ member Dr Maureen Lander awarded MNZM in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. LANDER, Dr Maureen Robin For services to Māori art Dr Maureen Lander is a leading exponent of raranga … 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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What to do in the holidays – textile edition

Happy Christmas, everyone. Whatever your festive season holds for you, the annual New Zealand shut down will mean most of us will have time on our hands, and many will be spending time in parts of the country other than … Continue reading

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Threads that bind – Artefact

If you haven’t yet watched Maori TV’s wonderful series Artefact, the good news is that it’s only half way through, it’s all online, and you really won’t want to miss the episode scheduled for 28 May, Threads that Bind. May-Ana … Continue reading

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Exhibition roundup

From Auckland to Dunedin, there are exhibitions opening, closing and continuing over the next few months. Here’s a selection (and there are more – let us know), starting with what’s finishing first. In Wellington, this is the last week of … Continue reading

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Waitangi textile lectures: April, July, September

Leading up to the exhibition X-Marks: Conversations in Cloth, opening at Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi in September, the museum is holding three talks by textile scholar and author Vivian Caughley at Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Learning Centre. The … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Emma Kitts and the event of a thread

The Dowse Art Museum, 25 March – 02 July 2017 Floortalk Sat 25 March 11:00 am Join artist Emma Fitts and curator Melanie Oliver in conversation at the Dowse about textiles, feminist history and the exhibition From Pressure to Vibration—The Event of … Continue reading

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What’s on in Auckland and Wellington – a roundup

The previous post noted Objectspace’s paua shell jewellery exhibition; another reason to get along there in the next few days is that it’s the last week of Strands: weaving a new fabric, curated by Doris de Pont. Highlighting the resurgence … Continue reading

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