The theme of the 11th annual symposium of the Costume & Textile Association of New Zealand 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.
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). 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.
Mary, Ann-Maree and Jill will be joined by 18 other entertaining speakers.
Newcomers are welcome!
Advance registrations are essential. Go to our website to download a registration form.