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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Event Series Event Series: Mélange | Underfoot Artists

Mélange | Underfoot Artists

20 July - 29 September

Nien Schwarz, Wonderinggarment 2 (detail), 2023, repurposed cloth, 145 × 140 × 20cm. Photo: Nien Schwarz.


Nandi Chinna, Jane Donlin, Sharyn Egan, Annette Nykiel, Perdita Phillips, Nien Schwarz, Holly Story


Inspired by the encounter and exchange of deep time, geological forces, and the Anthropocene, Mélange presents an extraordinary feast infused with parallel meanings and rich metaphorical associations.

Incorporating the languages of fibre, earth, stitch, dye, and ephemeral layers of voice, video, and performance, the Underfoot artists draw on divergent and convergent threads through their multifaceted practices to adapt craft knowledge and slow-making in a contemporary world.

Likened to Alice in Wonderland meets the Anthropocene, Mélange features custom-designed tables on a collision course. Laden with transforming handcrafted tableware alluding to a flourishing feast, or a midden, the metamorphosed gallery environment holds coded ecological and cultural messages, conceptually drawing on the Darling Fault, a WA geological feature which runs through Mundaring and the Darling Ranges.

Curated by Nien Schwarz.


Fibre & Textiles, Paper

Special Events

Exhibition Opening: 20 July, 1pm.

Conversations: 20 July, 11.30am & 7 September, 1pm.

Gallery Opening Hours

Tue – Fri: 10am – 5pm

Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm

Closed: Mon


Wheelchair & pram accessible. Accessible bathrooms, ACROD parking.

Image Credit

Nien Schwarz, Wonderinggarment 2 (detail), 2023, repurposed cloth, 145 × 140 × 20cm. Photo: Nien Schwarz.


20 July
29 September
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Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Highway
Mundaring, Western Australia 6073 Australia
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