In addition to the international exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre and John Curtin Gallery,
a festival program of exhibitions and events is presented by craft artists, galleries, art spaces and craft groups in support of the IOTA21 themes.

From Sep-Nov 2021 in Western Australia.

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3 November - 19 November

Katrina Virgona, Impossible pins series, wool and hair felted and stitched on to wire, 280 x 80 25, and 320 x 190 x 30, and 280 x 90 x 30mm (left to right), photographer Yasmin Studios

Kadri Alekand, Max Ball, Barbara Cotter, Annette Ellson, Blandine Halle, Hannah Jago, Louise Gore Langton, Bethamy Linton, Jill Parnell, Felicity Peters, Brenda Ridgewell, Aaron Seymour, Sultana Shamshi, Jacquie Sprogoe, Claire Townsend, Tineke Van der Eecken, Katrina Virgona, Robin Wells, Alister Yiap, Lynndy Young

The artists in COUNTERPOINT have created works that emphasise, clarify and contextualise their practice by contrasting or juxtaposing different elements. Like a musician who combines different melodic lines to generate new relationships, these visual artists use their technical skills as metalsmiths to contrast one visual element with another. Encompassing a range of opportunities to juxtapose traditional ideas, materials and techniques with contemporary interpretations, inventions, and re-imaginings each artist has embraced the theme as a catalyst to re-energise their practice. Developed from a theme of contrariety in balance, each artist has created works that emphasize or clarify their intent by contrasting or juxtaposing different elements.

Curated by Professor Ted Snell, from work by the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group WA, COUNTERPOINT groups their approaches into a dynamic exploration of contrapuntal experimentation.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm


Stala Contemporary
12 Cleaver Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6062 Australia
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