RODNEY GLICK with wayan darmadi, ketut apel suartika, komang suryana | everything happens to everyone, carved & painted wood. showing at AGWA from 6 Nov...

MEDIA Coverage

From ceramic cows to Kaavad-inspired art, these designers are keeping Indian traditions alive
First Post: 06 November 2021

Shailaja Tripathi spoke to a few of the seminal Indian artists and designers about their work on show at IOTA 21.

Cornucopia of craft surprises and delights
Craig McKeough, Seesaw Magazine: 05 October 2021

Ambitious and diverse, Fremantle Arts Centre’s instalment of ‘IOTA21: Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday’ is a seamless continuation of the celebration of contemporary craft that began at John Curtin Gallery.

Exhibition review: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial (4 stars)
Miranda Johnson, ArtsHub: 04 October 2021

...the exhibition is impressive in terms of scale and the diversity of works presented... Noticeable are the multiple works made through forms of collaborative practice or intergenerational learning and knowledge...

Art of craft on show at Indian Ocean Triennial
Christina Chau, The Review Board: 30 September 2021

Given the high calibre and variety of practices showcased throughout the Triennial, it’s about time that we came together to celebrate contemporary craft.

Art of craft on show at Indian Ocean Triennial
Jo Pickup, Arts Hub: 24 September 2021

A stunning array of craft-based artists reflect on the medium's power to penetrate the contemporary art world.

Celebration of craft is a stunner
Craig McKeough, Seesaw Magazine: 22 September 2021

The first of the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial’s centrepiece exhibitions weaves together the disparate cultures of the Indian Ocean rim in ways that Craig McKeough finds profound.

Fremantle Herald: 3 September 2021

"Crafty Affair"... Fremantle awash with arts and craft.

'Festivals put craft on the horizon',
Sheridan Hart, Art Guide Australia, 3 September 2021

“IOTA goes well beyond the idea of the global citizen (which can seem arbitrary or abstract) and offers this very natural way to bring people together across the water.” [Pierre Fouché]

Master crafters unite for inaugural festival
Josephine Allison, Have a Go News, September 2021

“Dig deeper and there are rich and diverse stories..."

WA’s first Indian Ocean Craft Triennial bursts into life
LYN DI CIERO, Artist's Chronicle, September 2021

“Western Australia’s first ever craft triennial has hit the ground running..."

The Senior: 31 August 2021

'Rich selection of works from around Indian Ocean on display at IOTA21'.

The biggest craft exhibition to hit WA
Jay Hanna, The West Australian, PLAY magazine, Saturday 24 July 2021

“Vickery collaborated with friends and artists in India and Nepal on the project."


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The Fabric Thread
By Ansie van der Walt

Interview with Susie Vickery, IOTA21 artist and producer of 'The Curious Five Go Surfing'.

The Fabric Thread
By Ansie van der Walt

Interview with Jude van der  Merwe, IOTA21 Co-curator and Project Leader



Episode 26, 27 October 2021

RTRfm ARTBEAT : Maggie Baxter / Curiosity & the Cloth

Bec Bowman interviews Maggie Baxter, IOTA21 co-curator, about the upcoming fashion event. 10 September 2021

RTRfm ARTBEAT : Melissa Cameron / Juukan Tears

Bec Bowman interviews Melissa Cameron about her monumental jewellery piece made for IOTA21, exhibiting at John Curtin Gallery. 2 October 2021

RTRfm ARTBEAT : Leanne Bray / HOLD

Bec Bowman interviews Leanne Bray curator of HOLD an exhibition about historical and contemporary basketry, exhibiting at Midland Arts Centre as part of the IOTA21 Festival Program. 2 October 2021