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

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: John Curtin Gallery and Fremantle Arts Centre

Festival Partner: Mundaring Arts Centre.

Cultural partners include the Malaysian government through CENDANA, and the Royal Thai Embassy.

Project partners: Brikmakers, Garland magazine, Maker&Smith, Museum of Freedom & Tolerance, World Crafts Council - Australia.

Independent and Voluntary Curatorial Partnership: Jude van der Merwe, Maggie Baxter, Chad Creighton, Carola Akindele-Obe, Qassim Saad, Gerald Sanyangore, supported by Anne Farren.

A spring season of craft!

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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The artist on the 4th day creating his art work
Jason Lim, Day 4 Under The Shadow Of The Banyan Tree Performance Installation, 2018

Supported by

The Australian Government

Department of Local Government and Cultural Industries
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Exhibition Partners

Fremantle Arts Centre


John Curtin Gallery

Festival Partner

Mundaring Arts Centre

Cultural Partners



Royal Thai Embassy


Project Partners

Garland Magazine
Maker & Smith
The Museum of Freedom and Tolerance
World Craft Council Australia

Conference Partners

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Shivani Aggarwal - Weaving Traps