Category Archives: Weaving

Textile exhibitions: one in Dunedin, one on the road!

Life is a Gas is part of the Art+Science series, exploring air. If you’re in or near Dunedin before 8 October, visit the Dunedin Community Gallery at 26 Princess Street. The opening is Friday 30 September at 11,00am, then open … 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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A small textile miscellany, January 2022

The Ockham book awards longlist for 2022 pleasingly includes two textile titles published in 2021, something we don’t often see. Congratulations to Claire Regnault for Dressed: Fashionable dress in Aotearoa New Zealand 1840-1910 making it onto the list. The other … Continue reading

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It’s in the making – Otago Museum

2021 was a great year for fabric culture at Otago Museum, what with the very successful Fashion FWD >> Disruption through Design exhibition on show over winter; for summer, the scale is both smaller and wider. Smaller in that the … 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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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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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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