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.
A new body of work by multidisciplinary artist Tineke Van der Eecken, explores the fibres of flora, fauna, and human systems in her show Tributaries. She presents jewellery, small fine metal sculptures and biological objects formed by corrosion casting, alongside arresting photographic images that represent the life and death thrum of fragile arterial systems: root, river, skeleton and vein.
Tineke Van der Eecken is a Belgian-born, Australian artist whose practice explores narratives of place. From her geographical and biological roots in Belgium, to her home in Western Australia on the rim of the vast Indian Ocean, the scope of her narrative takes in oceans, wetlands and ancient reef, then delves deeply inward to the internal places of physical bodies. Her concepts are articulated through exceptionally crafted jewellery and sculptures, and objects that sit between these categories, as well as poetry and photography.