12.30pm to 1.30pm Wednesday 22 September 2021

Join the co-curators of IOTA21: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday , Carola Akindele-Obe, Maggie Baxter and Jude van der Merwe, as they discuss the ideas and themes behind the inaugural IOTA21.

Having worked on the project since 2018, the curators have re-acknowledged the role of craft in our current era. The exhibition is equally directed by the principle of craft as a social practice capable of enhancing community innovation, connections and economic improvement in society. 

Free event. Please register as spaces are limited. Refreshments will be served.
John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Building 200A, Bentley Campus, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102
For further information, visit jcg.curtin.edu.au or call (08) 9266 4155. If you have special requirements to enable you to participate in this event, please contact JCG. For more information about AccessAbility services at Curtin University please visit curtin.edu.au

The John Curtin Gallery co-presents the central international exhibition with Fremantle Arts Centre for this new festival of contemporary craft IOTA21: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial. 

The artists in the inaugural Indian Ocean Craft Triennial: Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday are guided by principles of craft as a social practice capable of enhancing community innovation, collaboration and economic improvement. 

Blending traditional practice with contemporary materials and expressions they explore themes such as ceremony, colonisation, gender politics, ritual, and culture. Works include ceramics, fibre and textiles, weaving and painting.