In addition to our 36 lead artists from Indian Ocean Rim Countries
IOTA21 presents a festival program of exhibitions and events.

Sep-Nov 2021 in Western Australia


City of Kwinana Chisham Ave & Robbos Way, Kwinana Town Centre, Kwinana

Arif Satar, Audrey Fernandes-Satar The City of Kwinana presents HOME/PLACE, an artist-in-residence community arts and storytelling project during IOTA21. The project will result in the creation and presentation of distinctive artworks that tell Western Australian stories of identity, memory and…

Magnification, an exhibition by Nidia Hansen

Wireless Hill Museum 1 Telefunken Drive, Ardross

The exhibition/residency Magnification, by Perth artist Nidia Hansen investigates the 40-hectare site known as Yagan Mia / Wireless Hill. Through the lens of scientific applications such as taxonomy and magnification, Nidia’s work examines Biomimicry, metamorphosis, evolution, and communication. Utilising organic…

WAFTA ‘After Bloom’ Kings Park Wildflower Festival 2021

Yorkas Nyinning Gallery Pioneer Womens' Memorial, Forrest Drive, Kings Park

Julia Andrijasevich, Kerrie Argent, Joy Cicchini, Annette Davis, Julie Devereaux, Nicole Francois, Philomena Hali, Penny Jewell, Trudi Pollard, Rowan Rovere, Pip Rundle, Alla Salem, Tania Spencer, Linda Stokes, Jane Stone, Julie Sutton, Joyce Tasma, Pauline White, Anne Williams After Bloom…

Thinking in 3D

Painted Tree Gallery LOT 178 Muirillup Road, Northcliffe

Sculptor, Mikaela Castledine, will facilitate 4 workshops in 4 communities within the Southern Forests' and Valley’s region. Participants will learn the unique crochet techniques Castledine has mastered that allow her to create robust sculptural forms suitable for interior and exterior…

IOTA21 Opening Party

Fremantle Arts Centre 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle

The opening celebration for IOTA21: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial. 6.30pm RSVP will be essential and COVID-19 Health Regulations apply.

Makers’ Film Festival 21

WA Maritime Museum Victoria Quay, Fremantle

The Makers’ Film Festival is a new short film festival with a focus on craft–makers, making, and materials. The 24 films were selected from an open call for submissions and were chosen for their diversity of approach in both craft…

Lee Harrop: Down Under

Art Collective WA 565 Hay Street, Perth

Lee Harrop will work in the Art Collective WA gallery space to produce new work using the medium of stone, a material that represents the deep time that is our past, present, and future. The title of the work plays…


Bunbury Regional Art Gallery 64 Wittenoom St, Bunbury

Bunbury Studio Potters: Lesley Austin, Kerry Dinkgreve, Joanne Floyd, Jacki Hooper, Beth Ivanac, Deborah James, Jan James, Davida Palmer, Barbara Stuart, Robyn Weidenbruch. Bunbury Weavers: Jill Cooney, Robyn McCarron, Jane Morrow, Sharon Smith.  The exhibition includes two craft disciplines, ceramics…


Geraldton Regional Art Gallery 24 Chapman Road, Geraldton

Lead Artist: Cecile Williams Developed in collaboration with Yamaji Art, the Midwest Multicultural Association and the many small, crafting groups dotted throughout the Midwest, this curated exhibition is energised and guided by a visiting lead artist to bring together the…

Lets Get Together

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery (Mandurah Performing Arts Centre) 9 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah

Nandi Chinna, Helen Coleman, Jane Donlin, Sharyn Egan, George Karpathakis, Todd Israel, Annette Nykiel, Perdita Phillips, Nien Schwarz, Michelle Slarke, Dianne Strahan Participating Galleries: ManPAC Mandurah, Lost Eden Dwellingup, CASM Mandurah Curated by: Carolyn Marks, Annette Nykiel, Monique Tippett, James…


Weekends with Nalda

Painted Tree Gallery LOT 178 Muirillup Road, Northcliffe

For the past twelve years, Nalda Searles has travelled to the Southern Forests region for her annual weekend residential workshop in the town of Northcliffe. Each year a different aspect of fibre art-making has been explored. There are dedicated participants…

Nalda Searles Weekend Residential Workshop

Karri Hill Cottages 262 Karri Hill Road, Northcliffe

This is the 12th consecutive weekend residential workshop Nalda Searles has spent conducted in Northcliffe. This extended relationship between artist and community has yielded a wonderful connection of reciprocal respect. Each year Nalda selects a different focus to explore within…