Well here’s a surprise to the costume-fanciers who are watching the Phryne Fisher mysteries currently on tv in NZ. Due to popular demand, the exhibition at Ripponlea in Melbourne (which features in the series as Phryne’s aunt’s stately home) of costumes from the series based on the books by Kerry Greenwood has been extended until 1 December, so if you’re in Melbourne, there’s still a couple of weeks to get up close to those fabulous, fabulous frocks.
Art Nelson is calling for entries from NZ resident artists for National Contemporary Fibre Art Awards 2014 (closing 18 February).
Full details of conditions and prizes at the link above for the call for artworks featuring predominantly any kind of fibres or textiles, in any technique or mix of techniques, any size or shape. Think large, small, flat, three-dimensional, natural, synthetic but above all think “ORIGINALITY; the emphasis being on work which stretches the boundaries of fibre art to give a contemporary twist to the more traditional view of this medium”. New work will have priority.
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is Te Papa’s new, changing programme of art from the national collection and beyond – both on the floor and online.
The spring season features five completely new shows: Michael Stevenson’s This is the Trekka, Colin McCahon’s sweeping Walk (Series C), works by Petrus Van der Velden, landmark contemporary New Zealand jewellery, and textile designs by Frances Hodgkins. The latter are on display for the next three months, and are also the subject of an essay, Cubist Dreams and Wings like fire flies, by CTANZ member Claire Regnault for Te Papa’s online magazine Off the Wall.
The next Fabric-A-brac Auckland will be held on Saturday 16 November, 2013 at the Freemans Bay Community Hall, 52 Hepburn Street from 9am – 12.30pm
Bookings are now open for tables. Once again, we will have the hall space and the smaller room out in the foyer area available but due to the demand and the number of people on our list, bookings will be taken on a first in, first served basis. The closing date for booking is Friday, 1 November 2013.
For more details (table prices, bookings etc) contact Grace – 021 709761
SAVE THE DATE!WHAT: CTANZ SYMPOSIUM 2014 THEME: HOME FRONT WHERE: AUCKLAND MUSEUM WHEN: 30-31 MAY 2014 (Queen’s Birthday weekend – why not make a wee holiday of it!)
More information, including a call for papers, to be published on this site soon!
Wendy Kaplan is Department Head and Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She is a leading expert on late 19th to mid 20th-century design, and one of the co-curators of California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way, which was recently on display at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
Wendy will be in Wellington next week, and will be presenting two talks at Te Papa.
Arts & Crafts in America
When: Wed 23 Oct 2013, 2pm–3pm
Where: Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Te Papa
Cost: Friends of Te Papa $10, public $15 (includes free parking)
The Arts and Crafts movement transformed American attitudes toward design, the home, and work, emphasising how to make objects and live with them. Decorative objects from the period – an immensely popular era of American art – continue to be much sought after as collectibles.
To book your ticket, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (04) 381 7051. Your ticket includes free parking.
California Design, 1930–1965: ‘Living in a Modern Way’
When: Thursday 24 Oct 2013, 6pm–7pm
Where: Te Marae, Level 4.
Wendy Kaplan discusses the impact of California’s artists, craftspeople, and designers on the products, furnishings, and houses of mid 20th-century America.
Prior to her lecture, Wendy will join Te Papa curator Justine Olsen in the exhibition Ngā Toi І Arts Te Papa at 5.30pm to discuss the enduring influence of some of the icons of mid 20th-century Californian design.
Hurry – Closes 13th October!!
Well worth the trip to LynnMall in Auckland’s New Lynn, is 50 Years of Fashion - a beautifully conceived ’pop-up’ exhibition of fashionable garments from the 1960s to the 2000s.
Curated by Lopdell House Gallery, the exhibition celebrates LynnMall’s 50 years of trading (f. 1963).
For more information, including a link to a downloadable .pdf of the catalogue (with essay by Doris de Pont), follow this link: http://www.lopdell.org.nz/index.cfm/whats-on/calendar/50-years-of-fashion-lynnmalls-golden-jubilee/