The Interlacing Threads

A celebration of the life’s work of Margery Blackman

Saturday 18 May | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

To mark the opening of the survey exhibition Margery Blackman: Weaving, Life join us for a special series of presentations on Margery Blackman’s invaluable contributions to textiles scholarship, cultural heritage and the local community.

Former colleagues Linda Tyler, Patricia Te Arapo Wallace, Jane Malthus and Moira White will discuss Blackman’s career, weaving together the different strands of her work as a curator, researcher, writer and artist.

Dr Linda Tyler, Associate Professor Museums and Cultural Heritage, New Zealand at University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau, will talk about Margery’s work as a design history scholar, in particular her research into the work of illustrator Lily Daff and book binder Eleanor Joachim.

Dr Patricia Te Arapo Wallace (Ngāti Porou), Senior Adjunct Fellow at Aotahi School of Maori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Canterbury, continues to research elements of traditional Māori textiles and clothing technology. Patricia was a contributing author, alongside Margery, to the treasured book Whatu Kākahu: Māori Cloaks, edited by Awhina Tamarapa.

Moira White Curator, Humanities at Tūhura Otago Museum, and Dr Jane Malthus, former Clothing and Textile Sciences and Design academic and dress historian and curator, will be jointly presenting on Margery’s work during her years as an Honorary Curator at Tūhura Otago Museum, and will also touch on some of her voluntary work with other Dunedin institutions.

This free event is made possible with the generous support of the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand.

FREE 2pm – 4pm Saturday 18 May
DPAG Auditorium

[image: Margery Blackman, Hon Curator and Dave Rapp, Exhibition Designer with Kahu huruhuru with tāniko border, from Te Ika-a-Māui, given to the museum ca 1930. D32.295, Tūhura Otago Museum Collection. Pictured during the installation of Nga Taonga no nga Wahine Treasures from Maori Women, Tūhura Otago Museum (1989). Image courtesy of Allied Press Ltd.]

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