Indian Ocean Craft Triennial: conference and events

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Futuring Craft is conference presented by the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial (IOTA21) and will take place September 17–18 at WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle and Curtin University, Bentley campus, Perth. Dealing with ‘ideas, perspectives and provocations pertinent to contemporary craft’, conversations and presentations will address ‘matters that traverse craft from design, environment, economies and fundamental human rights’.⁠

Speakers include human rights activists, visual artists, academics, architects, and designers working across diverse independent practice, universities, galleries and workshops.⁠ Bringing together academics, makers and the craft sector from Australia and countries of the Indian Ocean and beyond, the IOTA21 conference supports the themes inherent in the IOTA21 international exhibition ‘Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday’.

‘Curiosity and the Cloth’ is a showcase of fashion from a selection of Indian Ocean countries and from Australian First Nations designers which takes place Sunday September 19 at Boola Bardip, WA Museum. ‘Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday’ features works by 36 artists in two venues.

Regional artists, makers or artsworkers based in Western Australia can apply for funding from Regional Arts WA to support costs to attend IOTA21’s opening, conference and fashion event.

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