12.30pm – 1.30pm Wednesday 13 October 2021

Everyday objects and hand-made artefacts have long inspired writers to create their own imaginative works. Creative writing, like art and craft, is a form of pattern-making – a way to make sense of a specific time and place and to understand our relationship with ourselves and others.

This reading will feature poetry, fiction and personal narratives written in response to encountering the works in the JCG IOTA21 exhibition by postgraduate writing students from Curtin University and the University of Western Australia.

Facilitated by A/Prof Rachel Robertson and Dr Danielle O’Leary.

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.