Futuring Craft

17 September: WA Maritime MuseuM


A provocation of ideas that reshape, reclaim and reframe craft practice as an intrinsic and integral component of human experience and cultural understanding.

A two-day conference, as part of the opening celebrations for the first Indian Ocean Craft Triennial.

Hear from some of the most powerful voices commenting on the state of our region today and join the conversation too.
And dive into the stories and preoccupations of extraordinary artists and researchers from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Italy, Iraq, India, Egypt, Canada, and Australia.

Nyadol Nyuon


Nyadol Nyuon

Who tells our stories, how do they tell them, and what informs the rights they have to speak?

Award-winning human rights advocate, lawyer and writer, Nyadol Nyuon will share her observations of the region in terms of the political, social and economic issues confronting many of our regional neighbours with a specific focus on 'authenticity'.

Nyuon’s keynote address will launch the conference on Friday 17 September. Thereafter, a rich program will unfold across the weekend of live and online presentations, interspersed with artist talks, curators’ tours and craft-centred activities.

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'Futuring Craft' and 'Curiosity & the Cloth'

Futuring Craft conference & Curiosity and the Cloth fashion event are supported by Curtin University School of Design and the Built Environment and made possible through the: WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; 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; Lotterywest; World Crafts Council Australia; and Regional Arts WA.