The Indian Ocean Craft Triennial will bring together makers, artists and crafted works from a selection of countries from around the Indian Ocean Rim (IOR).
Based on the theme of ‘Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday’, exhibitions and events will take place in Western Australia from September to November 2021.
Through stories and conversations in craft making we will explore our innate curiosity and the rituals that connect us at home and across the ocean.
A FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFT
The team of six founding curators is working in collaboration with exhibition venue partners John Curtin Gallery and Fremantle Arts Centre to stage the central exhibitions to showcase the work of over 30 artists and artisans from 10 countries.
A ‘Futuring Craft‘ conference and fashion event will be highlights of the opening events.
In addition and in complement, a festival program will be presented by over 30 other venue partners across Perth and Western Australia including exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, talks, residencies and studio visits – all in support of the Triennial theme.
The details of the whole program will be announced in May 2021.
The Indian Ocean Craft Triennial is an unprecedented opportunity for cultural sharing and diverse community engagement, locally and internationally, during and as a result of its activities.
[IOTA21 = Indian Ocean Triennial Australia 2021]