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CURIOSITY & RITUALS OF THE EVERYDAY

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.

From Sep-Nov 2021 in Western Australia.

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TOY STORIES

November 12, 2021 - February 12, 2022

Theo Koning, Duckshound, 2003, paint on wood, 18 x 24 x 14cm, Photo: Acorn Photo

Emanuel Arkeveld, Clem Bond, Len Bunn, Kate Campbell-Pope, Paul Caporn, Crystal Chong, Jennifer Cochrane, Jane Davies, Angela Ferolla, Susan Flavell, David Gregson, Christine Groom, Geri Hayden, Adam Ismail, Theo Koning, Maxxi Minaxi May, Ellen Norrish, Sue McPhee, Danielle Ryan, Ross Smith, Robert Smith, Sarah Toohey, Barry Tyrie, Yolande Ward-Yarran, Cecile Williams, Susie Vickery

And loans from the Maylands Meccano Club, Kerry and William Croft, Narrogin Courthouse Museum, and Carnamah Historical Society and Museum

Curated by Sarah Toohey

TOY STORIES brings together artists, hobbyists, regional museums, and community groups in a showcase of contemporary and historic handmade toys from Western Australia, from the early 1920s to today. The exhibition presents local craft, social history, contemporary art, and childhood experiences of past and current generations. It celebrates the imagination and creativity of hobbyist toymakers and professional artists alike: their optimism, humour, and unstoppable urge to play.

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

Exhibition Opening: 12 November

Feature Image: Theo Koning, Duckshound, 2003, paint on wood, 18 x 24 x 14cm, Photo: Acorn Photo