Category Archives: Textiles

Symposium 2021 – textiles and Tāmaki

Not long now until the 2021 CTANZ symposium: Vision: Hindsight, Foresight, Insight, at AUT in central Auckland, 30 April – 2 May. Three days of presentations including keynotes by Dr Maureen Lander and Giles Peterson – you can check out … 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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More than exhibitions

While the coverage of exhibitions around the country at the moment, there’s almost something for everyone, but if you’re not around Auckland, Opunake, Wairarapa, Wellington or Invercargill, there are still opportunities for textile-y activities both further afield and accessible to … 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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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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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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Still more exhibitions…

This is getting ridiculous. Over the past two months, this blog has highlighted almost a dozen exhibitions around the country featuring some dress or textile interest, and there’s almost as many on the list to note between now and the … 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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New exhibitions

Throughout August – September, there are textiles floating through galleries from Dunedin to Auckland. Here’s a brief rundown. Dunedin School of Art Gallery: Corporeal Explorations, 6-16 August. Be in quick for this exhibition of work by DSA Artist in Residence, … Continue reading

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