The 2019 symposium is just over a month away and we have some new announcements, notably the unveiling of the programme, which looks fabulous. Over 20 presentations from around 30 presenters, with the usual mix of familiar and new names and faces and range of topics. Download and share the poster and programme and get on with registering – those who do so by the end of August will go in the draw for one of two $25 gift vouchers from the lovely Broomfields & Co handcraft shop.
The schedule is spread out over three days with free time for visitors to check out the city. As well as the Suter exhibitions, it’s the final weekend for the Nelson exhibition of Areez Katki’s Bildungsroman collection (as featured in the Context which has just arrived in members’ letterboxes), in which Katki uses needle based crafts to explore his Zoroastrian and Parsi heritage. You may have read Jane Groufsky’s wonderful review of this exhibition; if you missed it in Auckland and won’t get to see it on its next stop in Dunedin, this is fortuitous.
Also noted in the handsome new Context is that this is a CTANZ election year, as Vicki Mossong has come to the end of her time as president. The Auckland-based committee has given generously of time, energy and enthusiasm over the past few years, and deserve the handover of the baton to another team. If you’re interested, nominations (nominee, nominator and seconder to sign) can be made at the AGM or sent ahead of time via the Membership Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org