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Registrations for the 13th Annual Symposium of the Costume & Textile Association of New Zealand, to be held at the Auckland Museum on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st May, 2014 are now open. To register, please download the registration form by clicking on this link,  print and return the form with payment to: Deborah Peek, CTANZ Home Front Symposium, 26 Grange Road, Mt. Eden, Auckland 1024.





Keep an eye on the blog during the next week as we publish details of how to register for the 13th Annual Symposium of the Costume & Textile Association of New Zealand, to be held at the Auckland Museum on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st May, 2014

We’ve a wonderful array of speakers and topics and can’t wait to reveal all in the coming weeks.

Prices remain the same as last year and remember that Members of CTANZ or the Auckland Museum Institute are eligible for a great discount on the Registration fee. If you haven’t yet renewed your Membership (or would like to join), now would be an excellent time to do so – just go to our website ( and follow the links to the Membership page.

And for the Symposium dinner, this year we will be retiring to the award-winning CIBO restaurant in Parnell. For $65 (the same price as least year’s delicious dinner) we’ll be offering a specially selected two-course menu. (Price includes side orders and tea and coffee). Bookings can be made on the Registration Form (coming to this blog and the website very soon!)

For those of you arriving from beyond Auckland, why not take the opportunity to spend the long weekend exploring the many exhibitions and other events that Auckland has to offer. We’ll be compiling a list of things to do that will be included in your conference pack.

Until then, save the dates, save your pennies and remember to keep an eye out for the Symposium Registration Form in the next week!

PLEASE NOTE: Symposium abstracts due 15th MARCH!

Dear Member/Reader

Mea culpa! I posted the incorrect date in my last posting regarding the Symposium.

Abstracts are due on the 15th March.  We’re aiming to inform you of the results by the 31st March.

Please email me ( if you’re having trouble meeting the deadline and we’ll see what we can do.

Have a good day,

Angela – President CTANZ

2014 Membership subscription reminder

Just a reminder to check if you’ve paid your 2014 CTANZ membership.

The fees remain unchanged at a very reasonable $50 for waged and $35 for unwaged members.

Remember that membership of the Association provides you with a good discount on the Symposium registration price!

If you’d like to pay by cheque, please make it out to CTANZ and post it together with all your details to: Kim Smith, c/- 83 Rose Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021

You can also pay by direct credit but if you do this, please be sure to email Kim and let her know that you’ve done this. Our bank account number is: 02-0100-0345145-00  &  Kim’s email address is:

Remember to include your: Name, Address, City, Postcode, Country (if not NZ), Phone (A/H), Mobile and Email. We’d also be interested to know a little about your interests with regards to CTANZ

We’d be delighted to hear from past, present and new members – All of you are welcome!!

How’s your Symposium abstract coming along? DUE 15th MARCH!!!


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Auckland Symposium Registration Opens

You can find the registration information for the Auckland symposium in March 2013 here – CTANZ 2013 Gathering Registration-1 – and its shaping up to be another fabulous two-days.  Look forward to seeing you all there!

Call for papers: CTANZ 2013 symposium

The 2013 annual symposium of the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ) will be held in Auckland on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March 2013.

Hosted by The Auckland Museum Institute in conjunction with the Centre for New Zealand Art Research and Discovery, this event promises to deliver two days of entertaining speakers united by their enthusiasm for costume and textiles.

This year’s theme Gathering: connections/recollections suggests both the act of coming together and the practice of assembling.  The 2013 symposium marks the return of the symposium to Auckland, the birthplace of CTANZ.  This theme, therefore, affords scope for a diversity of interpretations across the costumed and textiled world.

Interested presenters are invited to submit an abstract on this theme (no more than 300 words) and short biography to Finn McCahon-Jones at by Friday 25 January 2013. Word documents are preferred and please ensure that the document, not just the email, includes your name, paper title and contact email address. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 February 2013.

Successful applicants are not required to be current members of CTANZ, but will need to register for the symposium. Final presentations will be eligible for inclusion in Context, the CTANZ bi-annual publication.

Syposium Registration Now Open

We’re pleased to be able to open registration for the 11th annual symposium of the New Zealand Costume and Textiles Association. This year we’ve been able to provide great registration benefits to our members, so we hope you’re able to join us in Nelson in July for another great event. 

Here is the registration form for you to print, fill and return – REGISTRATION

Our keynote speakers are booked and looking forward to the event – Mary Kisler from Auckland Art Gallery, and Ann-Maree Reaney and Jill Kinnearwho will be coming to us fresh from a research trip to India.  We also have a great line up of presenters from New Zealand and Australia, and will be publishing details of this programme very soon.

Keynote speakers announced for 2012 symposium


The Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the 2012 symposium, to be held in Nelson on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July 2012. This year we are delighted to be hosting three speakers whose expertise will bring a truly international flavour to the annual symposium.

From Auckland we are welcoming Mary Kisler, Auckland Art Gallery’s Senior Curator (Mackelvie Collection, International Art). Mary will be bringing her knowledgeable eye to our theme of Town and Country. Her infectious enthusiasm for art history and her ability to decode the stories embedded within artworks is guaranteed to make for a highly entertaining keynote address.

From Australia and America, we are pleased to introduce Ann-Maree Reaney and Jill Kinnear, who will be presenting their collaborative textile/art project American Road Trip.


Four Corners dress from American Road Trip. Photograph copyright and courtesy of Ann-Maree Reaney and Jill Kinnear.


Ann-Maree is a practicing visual artist based in Brisbane, where she has had a considerable career both as an artist and an educator.  Jill is a textile designer and artist currently based in Savannah, Georgia, where she holds the position of Professor of Fibers at Savannah College of Art and Design. In American Road Trip, the pair have created a collaborative series of printed textile forms that are wearable, as well as contextual photographs and videos, which capture the essence of travel.  Using textile, structure and digital pattern, these collaborative works reflect an abiding interest in other cultures, experiences and the unique perspective of a journey.

REMINDER: Abstracts for papers are due at the end of this week, Friday 23 March. See the call for papers for further details.

We will advise you soon as to when registrations are open for the symposium.


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