In addition to the international exhibition we present a festival program of exhibitions and events by craft artists, galleries, art spaces and craft groups in support of the IOTA24 theme. August – October 2024, Western Australia.

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Identities in Metal

26 September - 6 October

Albert Tse Me You or We, 2023, 18k yellow and rose gold, 1.2 x 1cm. Courtesy Albert Tse.


Bic Tieu, Albert Tse, Alister Yiap


The transformative process of casting from solid to liquid to solid speaks about metallurgic change, design and production. This is reflected in the material culture of making in the contemporary jewellery field. The complexity in casting and material’s structure lends well as a metaphor to speaking about identity and migration.

Casting is one of the greatest technologies achieved – it changed civilisations, economies, and production methods. Furthermore, its boundless characteristics have found new interpretations and expressions in jewellery. This exhibition looks at how casting is applied in contemporary jewellery practices to speak about identity from makers of the Asian diaspora.

Curated by Bic Tieu, designer, object maker/jeweller and lecturer at the University of NSW. She is interested in ways objects are holders to stories, cultures and knowledge.


Jewellery & Metalsmithing

Gallery Opening Hours

Thu – Sun: 12pm – 3pm
Closed: Mon – Wed


Wheelchair & pram accessible.

Image Credits

Albert Tse, ME, YOU OR WE, 2023, 18k yellow and rose gold, 1.2 x 1cm, square. Photo: COA Albert Tse


26 September
6 October
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