IOTA24: Codes in Parallel

In 2024 the 2nd Indian Ocean Craft Triennial investigates the multi-various languages codified in contemporary craft. Visit the major international exhibition at six galleries, conference, and over 70 more exhibitions and events across Western Australia.

August - October 2024

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For IOTA24, major exhibition partners Fremantle Arts Centre, John Curtin Gallery and Holmes à Court Gallery @No.10 will host group exhibitions, supported by solo shows at three local government galleries in Bunbury, Melville and Rockingham. We look forward to their presentation of ambitious work by the selected lead international and Australian artists.

In complement, the conference, public program and satellite festival of exhibitions and events will amplify the theme of 'Codes in Parallel' presenting a broad diversity of craft practices by Western Australian-based and Indian Ocean artists at other major institutions, artist-run collectives, regional galleries, local government arts facilities, and in craft-specific workshops and studios.

The first Indian Ocean Craft Triennial in 2021 brought together artists, makers, and crafted works from around the Indian Ocean Rim (IOR).

Based on the theme of ‘Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday’, exhibitions and events took place in Western Australia from September to November 2021, during the covid era of border closures.

Through stories and conversations we explored our innate curiosity and the rituals that connect us through the medium of craft and the handmade, at home and across the ocean.

International Exhibition Artists

Setting the stage for IOTA24, the theme of ‘Codes in Parallel’ has guided the artists represented in the international exhibition.

Reflecting on how craft inherently communicates on many levels, emotional and physical, ‘Codes in Parallel’ is a study of craft as a universal language.

IOTA24 Exhibition Partners

The international exhibition at the heart of IOTA24 will be presented across multiple venues where visitors can experience significant installations in group and solo shows.

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Explore the full program of satellite events running parallel to the main exhibition throughout Perth and regional Western Australia.