Category Archives: Wellington

Some things to see and do, January 2023

January has whizzed past and many of us are back at the day job, but it’s still summer and there’s still time to catch a few of the summer seasonal shows. Starting overhead, in Auckland, it’s the last week of … Continue reading

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Katherine Mansfield 1888-1923

One of the most lauded and influential of New Zealand writers, Katherine Mansfield died in France on 9 January 1923, of tuberculosis. Although only 34, she left behind a legacy of short fiction that continues to inspire. A century after … Continue reading

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Style from the south

Textile tourism has suffered during the first bit of this year, and many of us are back to the armchair for viewing and reading. So CTANZ is pleased to announce a new initiative bringing textiles to you, with an upcoming … 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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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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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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