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 we will explore our innate curiosity and the rituals that connect us through the medium of craft and the handmade, at home and across the ocean.
craft that tells the stories of our times
The team of six founding curators is working in collaboration with exhibition partners John Curtin Gallery and Fremantle Arts Centre to stage the central exhibitions to showcase the work of over 30 artists and artisans from Indian Ocean Rim countries.
A ‘Futuring Craft‘ conference and fashion event will be highlights of the opening events (9-19 September).
In addition and in complement, a festival program will be presented by over 30 other partners across Perth and Western Australia including exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, talks, residencies and studio visits – all in support of the Triennial theme.
The key artists and IOTA21 program will be announced on 20 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.
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[IOTA21 = Indian Ocean Triennial Australia 2021]
Header image credit: Citizen Botanist by Susie Vickery.