Monthly Archives: September 2011

International exhibition opportunity for textile design students

ITC Fashion & Textiles Resouce Centre - New Beat ISS Exhibition

Venue: Fashion Gallery, Hong Kong Poly U
Dates: 5 Dec 2011 – 18 Jan 2012
Curators: Dr. Jooyoung SHIN ; Yoshiko I. WADA
Curatorial Assistants: White PAK ; Yuki CHENG
Contact: see Regional Reps List (pg 2)
Traveling: Foshan Culture Bureau, Guandong, CHINA (tbc)

As one of the oldest forms of technology known to human kind,
textile technology (making of cloth) has a long history of invention. This exhibition celebrates new explorations in textiles and creative problem solving propelled by curiosity – the synthesis of a ‘new beat.’

Submission Deadline: 31 OCTOBER 2011
Acceptance Notification: 10 NOV (by email)
Delivery of Artwork: in Hong Kong by 22 NOV
Online Entry Form & Payment:
Images to:
New Beat is a juried competition featuring select works by international design students who demonstrate inspired creativity through material manipulation. Resist dyeing, such as shibori, is a specific form of traditionally patterning cloth via manipulation and dye. Its versatility combined with modern technology has gained popular appeal with contemporary artists, including major fashion icons Issey Miyake, Oscar de la Renta and Prada. Bridging this gap between traditional and contemporary poses an interesting challenge, one that the truly imaginative and creative seize as an opportunity to travel new paths in textile’s future.

Size requirement: Ready-to-ship artwork should fit in packaging or box no greater than 28cm x 28cm x 28cm (11in x 11in x 11in) including mount, frame, poles, display box, etc.
Entry Fee: $15 per entry
Up to 3 entries may be submitted per artist or collaborative group
Images: email to
Resolution 72 dpi, .jpg format, size approx. 5×7 inches (13x18cm).
For each entry: one full view (#1) and one or two detail views (#2, #3). Not to exceed 3 images per entry.Title each image with name and entry number Example: “JJohnson1-1.jpg” “JJohnson1-2.jpg”
If work is selected, we will need a hi-resolution image at
300dpi; plan accordingly.

Shipping Address:
ATTN: New Beat ISS Exhibition
C/o Miss Yuki Cheng
The Fashion Gallery
ITC Fashion & Textiles Resource Centre, MN109
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Understanding textiles and technology in research – lecture series

The Textile Department of the Institute of Design for Industry And Environment, College of Creative Arts, Massey University is pleased to invite interested parties to the following lecture series. All lectures will be held in 10C19 of the Massey University Museum Building, Buckle St, Wellington.

Virtual Textiles – Natalie McLeod, Thursday 1.00pm September 15

Colours of the High Country – Kristy Johnstone + Out 2,3 4 – Kristine Brooks Tues 12pm Sept 20

Worked surfaces: the materiality of the picture plane – Lisa Munnelly, Thurs 1pm Sept 22

Beyond Textiles – Kelly Olutanji , Thurs 1pm Sept 29

The Man with the Blue Guitar: the contemporary cyanotype – Caroline McQuarrie Tues 1pm Oct 4

Smart Textiles – Karen Curley, Wednesday 12.00pm October 12

Costume Showcase by Toi Whakaari’s costumier students

INFORM: Costume and Textile Association website

It appears that we are experiencing some issues with the Costume & Textile Association of NZ website. We are looking into the problem and aim to have the website running smoothly again as soon as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience.

Costume Society of America: Western Region 2012 Symposium – call for papers

Costume Society of America: Western Region 2012 Symposium “Interpreting History through Costume” March 17-18, 2012 at The William S. Hart Ranch & Museum in Santa Clarita, CA

The Western Region Symposium offers an opportunity for established Members and potential New Members to present Oral Research Papers or Research-in Progress, reports on unpublished research, new creations and/or practical experience. Possible Topics Include: Designing costume for period theatrical or dance performances, films or television shows; Comparisons between recreated garments, or garments designed for performance, with actual historic garments; The importance of costume in the understanding of social, political & world history; How costumed docents enhance the understanding of museum collections & the visitor experience; Use of costume in non-costume exhibitions: an opportunity to provide context; Pursuit of the past: the impulse to collect historic dress; Using dress to create an historic character or personage for reenactment.

Proposals are welcome from: • CSA Members • General & California Historians • Costume & Textile Historians • Film, Television & Theatre Historians & Designers • Art Historians & Artists • Docents • Museum & Archives Professionals • Re-Enactors & Re-enactment groups • Costume & Clothing Collectors • Film Enthusiasts & Collectors • Historical Musicians & Musical groups • Students

Two types of Presentations are invited:

1. Oral Papers are appropriate for the presentation of new research findings, case studies and conclusions. Limited to 20 minutes for a presentation. All visuals must be in PowerPoint format.

2. Research in Progress Reports are appropriate for the presentation of ongoing research to elicit feedback from registrants for additional research sources and/or comments on methodology. Limited to 10 minutes for presentation.

All visuals must be in PowerPoint format.

Deadlines: Your proposal abstract and email must be received by October 15, 2011

Deadlines: Your proposal abstract and email must be received by October 15, 2011

For further info and to download the full call for papers, Click here.


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