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 all. But get in quick: closing dates are soon
What about an online talk on on The creation of miniature Mughal costumes, via India’s Textile and Clothing Research Centre (TCRC)? Mrs Geeta Khandelwal, a skilled needlewoman and quilter, the author of “Godharis of Maharashtra” and a member of TCRC will share her experiences in conversation with Dr Toolika Gupta, Director IICD and Secretary TCRC. The talk is 20 February 2021, 3-4pm, which is 10.30(ish) NZ time, hosted on Google meet https://meet.google.com/fiw-ojgp-fio. P
Another quick turnaround is a call for exhibition proposals, closing 1 March.
Internationally, Polly Leonard, founder & editor of Selvedge Magazine, is looking for artisans working with handmade textiles to exhibit at the Selvedge World Fair 2021 – the virtual marketplace that is free for artisans to enter and if selected, free to participate. The Selvedge World Fair a celebration of cloth, culture and creativity will take place online over the course of 5 days 31 August – 4 September 2021. The event will represent textile traditions from at least fifty countries and will offer opportunities for visitor engagement. Applications are open until 28 February 2021. This year’s event has an additional category of cross-cultural collaborations. There’s more info and application details on their website; they’re also accepting suggestions for artisans who they’ll then contact with all the relevant information.