CTANZ Symposium 2017 is only a month away!





Three Keynote Speakers!

Doris de Pont needs no introduction to CTANZ members: the founder of the New Zealand Fashion Museum will talk about how her ongoing exploration of the ways clothing can signify or express identity and belonging connects both her fashion careers.

Sarah Lancaster is another fashion entrepreneur: her Sew Love workshops tour the country to share her beliefs that sewing isn’t just about bringing two pieces of fabric together – it’s also about bringing people together to show how life can be more satisfying when you consume less.

Auckland consultant, artist and former gallerist Pamela Elliott will offer a perspective on the relationships formed by her multi-stranded career in textiles.

Outside the keynotes, we have a fabulous array of topics for your enjoyment, delivered by a range of CTANZ stalwarts and newcomers.

It won’t be long before the programme is out but in the meantime here’s a taste of what’s to come:

The focus of Dr. Tracey Wedge’s (Matakohe Kauri Museum) talk are garment fragments with a connection to Mary Queen of Scots from two NZ museum collections while Ann Somerville will discuss a collection of 2000 garments (the Norma Evans Collection) that she and fellow Rotorua Museum colleague Rosemary Deane have been researching.

Young Samoan/European textile designer Sonya Withers relates her personal journey discovering the significance of Siapo (tapa cloth) in relation to her own practice while Priscilla Gear (Southland Museum) narrates the story of a striking 1858 blue and white striped silk wedding dress in the museum’s collection.

WHERE: Waikato Museum, Hamilton

WHEN: Friday 19th May – Saturday 20 May, 2017
(Official opening/exhibition opening 5pm, 18th May)

COST: For 2-day Symposium, lunch both days, morning & afternoon teas and an invitation to attend the official opening of the Symposium and the associated exhibition ‘Fibre: Connecting People‘ on Thursday 18th May, 5.30 at the Waikato Museum:

$ 120 (for CTANZ members and Friends of the Waikato Museum)
$ 180  (non members)
$ 140 (Students)
$ 60 (Optional) Symposium Dinner

Why not consider joining CTANZ too (or renew if you haven’t already) and receive your first major benefit – discounted registration!
To join, simply contact our Membership Secretary Kim: membership@costumeandtextile.nz


Simply following this link (or cut and paste it into your browser)- REGISTRATION FORM SYMPOSIUM 2017

To keep up to date with Symposium News go to www.costumeandtextile.co.nz or email sharon@parnassus.co.nz



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