Image Requirements for Participating Artists

Welcome to the Craft Triennial Image Guide!

Properly preparing and supplying high-quality images is crucial for showcasing your work effectively during the Craft Triennial. By following these guidelines, you'll ensure that your artwork looks its best, both online and in print. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don't hesitate to contact our team.

This guide is designed to help you prepare and supply your images at high quality for both web and print use. Properly formatted, high-quality images are essential.

Understanding File Types

1. Image File Formats:

We accept the following file formats: TIFF, PSD, or high-quality JPEG files.

2. Resolution & File Size:

Your images will be used for promotional purposes on both our website and printed materials.

For this reason please aim to supply us with images with a minimum of 300 DPI (dots per inch) or least 8 megapixels to ensure high-quality output.

An example of a high resolution image would be:

  • A4 in size
  • 2480 x 3508 pixels / 210mm x 297mm / 8¼” x 11¾”
  • 300 ppi (pixels per inch)
  • With a file size of 3.5 MB (approximately)

How to resize an image

You can resize images using a free online tool like Adobe Express.
Select "Resize for custom" and edit the width and height.

Screen grab showing how to resize and image

Image Dimensions

Please supply us with a variety of images of you and your work in both portrait and landscape format. Your work will appear in various paces on the website in both dimensions.

Image Sizes

In the example below, you can see both landscape and portrait dimensions being used.

Artist sample images

File Naming

Please use your full name on each image for easy identification.

Please include a Word document with image credit information per each image supplied. Download a Word template for this (DOCX 37 KB).

In the Word document please include the following information:

  • Filename
  • Artist Name
  • Artwork title
  • Year completed
  • Medium
  • Dimensions H x W x D
  • Collaborators (if applicable)
  • Photographer credit
  • Collection or Representing Gallery (if applicable)

Example of how we credit an artwork: Hugh McGinnis, 'Heaven', 2007, jarrah, recycled silver and feathers, 175 x 175cm. In collaboration with Anju Collective. Photo: Jo Schmick. Courtesy Bank Art Collection.

The folder you supply with your images should look something like below:

Sample files


Please use a file sharing service to send us your files:

Contact email for file transfer:

Backing Up your Files

Please maintain copies of your original high-resolution files. Store backups in a safe location to prevent loss.


The first Indian Ocean Craft Triennial in 2021 was a resounding success bringing together over 130,000 artists, artisans, galleries, supporters and participants from around the Indian Ocean Rim and in Western Australia.[1]

Under-pinning this craft triennial’s philosophy is an acknowledgement by the IOTA team that the region has a deep history of traditional culture and knowledge, skills and experiences that could be better appreciated in Australia and connected across the region.

IOTA seeks to address this by presenting the extraordinary work of contemporary artists and artisans from around the region; particularly those who build on the traditional skills and mediums of craft practices.

In proposing curatorial themes, IOTA recognises that people working in contemporary craft traverse a precarious pathway both socially and economically. Yet tangible agency through the hand-made is visible throughout our region. Optimism, resourcefulness, and fortitude are sustained through pandemics, environmental disasters, political and economic uncertainty, bias, or inequity.

Despite such challenges, skilled makers, artists and designers are adept at balancing multiple factors to support a livelihood and tell their stories. Adaptation through ethical sourcing of materials, adopting new technologies, entering new markets, and devising new ways of working are foremost in these times. Twenty-first century ingenuity often arises from innovation in response to adversity.

We wish to provide an innovative space where these efforts are acknowledged, documented, and valued on an international platform for creative dialogue.

For the 2024 iteration, IOTA will continue this quest. We invite artists, artisans, and collaborations to respond to the curatorial theme for IOTA24.

[1] IOTA21 Impact Summary