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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Talismans: Power And Charm

23 September - 5 October

Clare Peake, 'A Thread of a Spider (Portal B)', 2024, muslin baby wraps, hair, gold thread, plastic eyes, 160 x 160cm.


Angela Bakkar, Jacky Cheng, Vanessa Margetts, Clare Peake, The Wattleseed Collective. Presented By Kimberley Arts Network


New works by Western Australian artists and Indigenous women through the Yiriman Project.

Located in the heritage surrounds of the old Sailmakers Shed, Talismans explores the magnetism of handmade objects; the meaning and stories they carry through their creation, and their aesthetic charm that draws us to them.

Working across a range of media from ceramics to paper, wood, textiles and video, the artists delve into making; connecting process, tradition and culture with personal responses. The works are imbued with actions, imaginings and spirit. They are delightfully appealing, but also have an underlying gravitas that has something to say; they brim with their own unique character.

During the exhibition, there will be an Artists Panel Discussion and a weekend community activity.


Ceramics, Fibre & Textiles, Paper, Woodcraft

Gallery Opening Hours

Mon – Sun: 10am – 4pm


Wheelchair & pram accessible.

Image Credit

Clare Peake, A Thread of a Spider (Portal B), 2024, muslin baby wraps, hair, gold thread, plastic eyes, 160 x 160cm.


23 September
5 October
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The Old Sailmakers Shed
71 Robinson Street
Broome, Western Australia 6725 Australia
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