In addition to our 37 lead artists from Indian Ocean Rim Countries
IOTA21 presents a festival program of exhibitions and events.

Sep-Nov 2021 in Western Australia

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3 September - 30 October

Leanne Bray, Hold, Cotton and rope, 50 x 40 x 20cm, Photographed by Yvonne Doherty,

Andrea Day, Anne Williams, Cecile Williams, Dawn Gamblen, Denise Pepper, Fiona Gavino, Jan Mullen, Kate Campbell Pope, Leanne Bray, Liliana Stafford, Louise Wells, Merle Davis, Mikaela Castledine, Maxxi Minaxi May, Stella Picciotto Winn, Tania Spencer, Siân Boucherd, Katrina Virgona, Martien Van Zuilen, Gemma Ben-Ary

Curated by Leanne Bray

HOLD pays homage to functional basketry & purposeful application of craft skills. Highlighting the egalitarian & domestic nature of this ancient craft, HOLD celebrates ideas of everyday ritual & explores the unique artistry and sustainability of fibre arts. The exhibition brings together contemporary makers & historical basketry, to share rich examples of this foundational craft, drawing together cultures, geographies, time periods & communities. The project includes The ‘Celebration of makers,’ with 20 WA artists invited to produce unique work, demonstrating their varied skills, methodology & material usage; and ‘Storytelling baskets’ with significant basketry loaned from private collectors in WA.


Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday: 10am – 5pm & Saturday: 11am – 3pm