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Visit the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial exhibition at John Curtin Gallery

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The John Curtin Gallery presents the inaugural Indian Ocean Craft Triennial exhibition, with work by over 20 local and international artists.

Installation view of artwork from the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial

The exhibition is part of a new international arts festival opening in September across Perth, focusing on the work of craftspeople and designer-makers alongside contemporary artists – all from around the Indian Ocean region.

Western Australian artists Melissa Cameron, Jan Griffiths, Garry Sibosado, Monique Tippett and Nancy Jackson and Judith Yinyika Chambers of the Tjanpi Desert Weavers will feature at the John Curtin Gallery alongside artists from India, Kenya, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa.

The artists in the exhibition have created works in a range of mediums including wood, painting, shell, fibre, textiles, concrete, ceramics, metal and cane. Techniques employed include casting, wood and pearl shell carving, bobbin lacemaking, tapestry, screen-printing, natural dyeing, metalsmithing and weaving.

The exhibition runs until 31 October 2021. The John Curtin Gallery is open Monday to Friday, from 11am to 12pm and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.

Join the co-curators of the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial: Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday, as they discuss the ideas and themes behind the inaugural IOTA21. Get your tickets on Eventbrite to register your place.

When: Wednesday 22 September, 2021 | 12.30pm-1.30pm
Where: John Curtin Gallery, Building 200A

Entry to the Gallery is free. We are located in building 200A, next to Alcoa Court and in front of Café Aroma.

For more information, please visit the John Curtin Gallery website.

Image caption: P1110790 …..Jan Griffiths (Australia) and Uday Singh (India), The Indian Ocean Craft Triennial, 2021, installation view, JCG, 2021