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!
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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.
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.
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 Kinnear, who 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.
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.
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.
We will advise you soon as to when registrations are open for the symposium.
We are pleased to announce the 2012 annual Symposium for the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ) will be held in Nelson in late July.
Hosted in conjunction with the Suter Art Gallery, Nelson, this event promises to deliver two days of entertaining speakers united by their enthusiasm for all things fabric and frocks. Dates will be confirmed as soon as possible via our website and Dress Address.
This year’s theme explores the opposing forces of Town and Country. From the colours and patterns of nature through to the fashions of the high street, Town and Country have provided a backdrop to a world of textile and costume. In a country such as New Zealand, where are our lives are so responsive to these locations, our textile traditions reflect their importance.
Equally interesting are the meeting points of Town and Country – the places and moments when the contrasts between the two locations is brought into focus. The fable of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse has long been used to explore this divide: the bright city lights versus the rural idyll; luxury versus simplicity; rich versus poor; inside versus outside.
The 2012 annual symposium of the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand will explore both Town and Country, exploring the fashions and fads, colours and patterns, textile traditions and innovations of our past and present.
We invite interested presenters to submit an abstract on this theme (no more than 300 words) and short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 23 March 2012. 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 March 30th.
Applicants are not required to be members of the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ). Final presentations will be eligible for inclusion in Context, the CTANZ bi-annual publication.
Symposium dates, registration information and an announcement of our keynote speakers for 2012 will be available soon.
By now you should have received the latest issue of Context in your mail boxes (if not, its probably because your membership has expired – please visit our website to rejoin.) A big thank you to all of our contributors. To our readers, we hope you enjoy.
We are currently putting together our December 2011 issue, and are calling for submissions. We are looking for the following:
- articles or 2011 conference papers 1500-3000 words
- book reviews
- exhibition reviews
- exhibition listings for the period December 2011 to June 2012
If you would like to make a submission please email Claire Regnault on email@example.com within the next two weeks. The final deadline for text and images will be 30 September, 2011.
IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE – THE 2011 COSTUME & TEXTILE SYMPOSIUM
We are thrilled to be able to announce the dates, venue and theme of the 2011 symposium. The Canterbury earthquake put an end to our aspirations of holding the symposium in Christchurch, but Tauranga has stepped in to fill the breach. The symposium will be held at the Tauranga Art Gallery on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June 2011.
Whereas Hanging by a Thread embraced near disaster, 2011 will be a year of celebration, for the Costume & Textile Association is holding its 10th Symposium – a milestone for any volunteer organisation.
Here’s the brief:
This time it’s simple: In the words of 1980s funksters Kool and the Gang, whose 1984 hit ‘Celebration’ took them to No 1 on the pop charts:
“Everyone around the world, come on. Celebrate good times.”
When we celebrate, we stop and take time out of our normal routine in order to mark or commemorate a special occasion. After ten years of activity the NZ Costume and Textile Association is taking a moment to do exactly that and the 2011 conference invites papers on the theme of ‘Celebration.’
Those wishing to present might consider: the centrality of both textiles and costume to the notion of celebration at almost every time period, geographical point and in almost every culture on the globe. We might also consider that to celebrate can simply mean to hold something, an object or person, up to acclaim. The cynical might explore that in order for others to celebrate the makers of textiles and costume are often placed under considerable pressure.
This one is a gloom buster – keep it simple and celebrate!
Abstracts are due on the 4th February 2011. 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 18th February 2011. Visit the symposium page of our website www.costumeandtextile.co.nz for details on how to submitt your abstract.
This blog is intended as a supplement to the official Costume and Textile Association of NZ website. We will still use the website for formal information and official record, but we’d also like to be able to communicate with members around the country – or even offshore – on a more regular basis. We invite you to comment, or to contribute posts – about relevant activities in your area, reading or research that you think might be of use. The first few of these posts will be from Dunedin, but it would be great if we could start using technology to keep in touch with each other outside the annual symposium, and maybe even start attracting attention from others outside our existing networks.