To round off the year, some more interesting talks in Dunedin and Wellington connected to Massey’s Millennial Masculinities conference (at the College of Creative Arts, 10-11 December). Keynote speakers Professor Christopher Breward and Dr Shaun Cole will speak at Te Papa and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Thursday 12 December, 6.30-7.30pm, Soundings Theatre, Te Papa
Join Dr Shaun Cole, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, to celebrate and analyse the history of LGBTQI fashion representation in museums and galleries across the world. Enjoy a glass of bubbly after work and explore this fabulous world of fashion which is coming into the spotlight ever more.
Also on Thursday 12 December, 6.30-7.30pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Professor Christopher Breward, Director of Collection and Research, National Gallery of Scotland is detouring from Wellington to Dunedin to reflect on examples of fashion painting from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland’s representations of fabrics and clothing, their textures and social meanings.
Christopher will return to Wellington for one further Friends of Te Papa session:
Saturday 14 December, 11am-12pm, Rangimarie, L3, Te Papa
This lecture, based on Christopher’s recent celebrated book ‘The Suit: Form, Function & Style’ (Reaktion, 2017), unpicks the story of this most familiar ensemble, from its emergence in Western Europe and the Mughal Courts in the seventeenth-century to today.
The Dunedin lecture is free, the Wellington events are organised by Friends of Te Papa and presented in partnership with Te Papa and Massey University. More details, including ticketing for the Te Papa sessions, available through the links above.