Lots, as it happens.
First up, please note that the CTANZ website has a new web address. Please update your bookmarks to costumeandtextile.nz. The old address will redirect for a while but this is the address at which, very shortly, you will find the newlook Costume and Textile Association posts and pages.
And even though we’re still winding down from another wonderful symposium – thanks, Auckland – there’s more costume and more textiles around the country, starting this week at the University of Waikato. Curated by Liz Cooper at the Foyer Galleries, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Costume & Cause, telling stories, celebrating strength, features work by Victoria McIntosh, Shona Tawhiao and Jo Torr. The work is inspired by female clothing and uses a wide range of textile techniques to consider the theme. Costume & Cause runs until 20 August, and opens Friday 28 May with a panel discussion at which Liz, Victoria, and Jo will talk with Professor Robyn Longhurst about the power of costume and accessories.
Also on Friday 28 May only, in Wellington, the Fashion Design programme at Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington is hosting its first one-day expo, Textile Futures: Fashion design and technology. Find out more on https://techweek.co.nz/whats-on/2021/fashion-innovation-expo-98/