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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November 5, 2021 - November 20, 2021

HERENOW21: Social Media Tile

Katie Breckon, Banjyi “Pansy” Cheedy, Jacky Cheng, Ruth Halbert, Stuart McMillan, Clare Peake

Curated by Rose Barton

An exhibition of regional Western Australian artists whose practice touches craft methodologies and mediums, whilst also pushing at traditional boundaries and unending the negative connotations of the word craft.

The annual HERENOW exhibition showcases some of the most exciting and innovative work in Western Australia, with an emerging curator appointed to offer fresh perspective and insight on contemporary art practice.

Spanning textiles, ceramics, weaving, paper, sculpture, metal and timber work, and digital elements, the artists draw attention to the role of craft in socio-political, cultural and environmental healing in a contemporary landscape. Dispersed across the state, the artists are bound together by their collective questioning of the individual self, the shared self, and it’s relationship to place. Dispersion highlights a diverse group of artists from across the state, from Denmark in Minang Country, to Derby in Nyikina Country.

Opening Celebration: Friday 5 November, 6PM

Access tour: Friday 5th November, 5PM
All those with diverse sensory or access needs and their carers are invited to this private tour of the exhibition featuring tactile engagement and auditory description.
Please register here

Gallery Opening Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 3pm

We sincerely acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which HERENOW21 takes place, the Whadjuk Noongar peoples. We acknowledge that the traditional custodians of the many lands we live and create on across this country. We pay our warmest respects to all elders, past, present and emerging, with particular thought to Yindjibarndi Elder Pansy Cheedy whose artwork is exhibited. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationships to their lands and community.


November 5, 2021
November 20, 2021
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