Collaboration is vital.

IOTA21 partnerships are many and vital. Through collaboration we are able to make amazing things happen. We are grateful for the funding support of state and federal government for specific aspects of our program and the many arts sector and community partnerships that bring expertise and colour to the whole event.

IOTA21 gratefully acknowledges the support of so many:

IOTA21: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial is supported by

State Government of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; and Lotterywest

The Australian Government through the Office for the Arts, Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program, the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian ASEAN Council

Exhibition Partners: Fremantle Arts Centre and John Curtin Gallery

'Futuring Craft' conference and 'Curiosity & the Cloth' fashion event:
Curtin University School of Design and the Built Environment; Australian Government through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – Office for the Arts; and Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program; Business Events Perth; Western Australian Museum; World Crafts Council Australia; and Regional Arts WA

Festival Partner: Mundaring Arts Centre

Cultural Partners include the Malaysian government through CENDANA, the Royal Thai Embassy and the Australian Cultural Fund

Project partners: Midland Brick, Artforms, Publik, Garland magazine, Maker&Smith,  World Crafts Council - Australia

Designers: Isabel Krüger (IZZI), Orla Larkin, Christopher Young (

Printers: Advance Press, Imagesource, Scotts

Preferred Accommodation Partners: Alex Hotel, Tradewinds Hotel, Quest Apartments Fremantle

Independent Curatorial Partnership: Jude van der Merwe, Maggie Baxter, Carola Akindele-Obe, Dr Qassim Saad, Gerald Sanyangore; supported by Dr Anne Farren (Fashion) and Chad Creighton (Aboriginal Arts)

Patrons and Donors: Carola and Oye Akindele-Obe, Maggie Baxter, Patti Belletty, John Catlin, David and Mary Cliff, Heli Donaldson, Patti Ferber, Patrick and Linda Flockhart, Jenny Garroun, Lesley Ann Grimoldby, Richard Hamilton, Jenny Haynes, Janet Holmes à Court, Jim and Freda Irenic, Anna Kanaris, Artitja Fine Art, Jenny Kerr, Jane King, Orla Larkin, Margaret Lehmann, Shelagh Magadza, Lene and Nilesh Makwana, Malcolm McGregor, Kevin Murray, Anne Neil, Philip Noakes, Nien Schwarz, Sherri Staltari, Louise Tasker, Jimmy Thompson, Helen Turner, Jude van der Merwe, Sarah Whiteman, John Curtin Gallery, Western Australia Fibre and Textile Association

Festival Venue Partners

Across the state of Western Australia, galleries, museums and community groups are organising events to align with the Craft Triennial and its themes. Galleries and craft groups from Port Hedland to Albany will present exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, and talks – forming the festival program around the key exhibitions of IOTA21: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial.

View the festival program.

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Sultana Shamshi, Floating Bloom, Recycled plastic, mesh, 90 x 90cm, Photo by Sultana Shamshi
Sultana Shamshi, Floating Bloom, Recycled plastic, mesh, 90 x 90cm, Photo by Sultana Shamshi

Supported by

The Australian Government

Department of Local Government and Cultural Industries
Australian Government Logo group

Exhibition Partners

Fremantle Arts Centre


John Curtin Gallery



Conference | Fashion Partners

School of Design and the Built Environment

School of Design and the Built Environment

Perth Business Events Logo
Regional Arts WA

Festival Partner

Mundaring Arts Centre

Cultural Partners

Australian Cultral Fund
Royal Thai Embassy

Project Partners

Midland Brick
Garland Magazine
Maker & Smith
World Craft Council Australia

Design & Print Support

Advance Press
Image Source
Zebra Factory
Orla Larkin

Preferred Accommodation Partners

Alex Hotel Perth
Tradewinds Hotel, Fremantle
Quest Apartments, Fremantle

Shivani Aggarwal - Weaving Traps