Presented in partnership with IOTA21: INDIAN OCEAN CRAFT TRIENNIAL

The Indian Ocean Craft Triennial (IOTA) is a new festival that celebrates the traditions and rituals of contemporary craft, bringing together makers, artists and crafted works from countries around the Indian Ocean Rim.

IOTA’s inaugural exhibition, Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday, presents the work of 37 artists across two venues: Fremantle Arts Centre and John Curtin Gallery.

From the exquisitely detailed textiles and embroidery works of Jakkai Siributr (Thailand) to the painted carpentry of Ishan Khosla (India) and his team of artisans, the exhibition will showcase strikingly modern installations and stories of our time that are firmly planted in craft traditions.

Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday and the broader festival program offer a new lens on contemporary craft across the Indian Ocean Rim – acknowledging its power as a ritual and a social practice, capable of enhancing community innovation, resilience and economic development.

Exhibiting Artists
Sharyn Egan (WA)
Sarah Elson (WA)
Audrey Fernandes-Satar & Arif Satar (WA)
Cyrus Kabiru (Kenya)
Ishan Khosla (India)
Darrell Sibosado & Darrell Jade Kyle (WA)
Garry Sibosado (WA)
Jakkai Siributr (Thailand)
Wuthigrai Siriphon (Thailand)
Thania Petersen (South Africa)
Susie Vickery (WA)
Liz Williamson (NSW)

Carola Akindele-Obe
Maggie Baxter
Jude van der Merwe
Qassim Saad
Gerald Sanyangore

For the full IOTA21 festival program, visit

Exhibition Tours

Join IOTA21 Curators Jude van der Merwe, Maggie Baxter and Carola Akindele-Obe as they lead free tours of the exhibition. Meet in the Main Gallery at the start times listed below. Tours will run for approx. 1 hour.

  • Sat 2 Oct, 1pm
  • Tue 12 Oct, 11am
  • Wed 20 Oct, 1pm
  • Sat 30 Oct, 1pm

Artist Talks

Join exhibiting artists at these free and engaging sessions as they discuss the works they’ve created for the exhibition.

Purchasing IOTA21 Artworks

Almost all works in IOTA21 exhibition Curiosity & Rituals of the Everyday are for sale, a small number are POA (Price on Application) or NFS (Not for sale).

Artworks by the following artists can be purchased online:

You can also view the full price list, visit FAC reception or call 08 9432 9555 9am-5pm, 7 days with enquiries.

Payment is required in full, there are no holds or deposit options available.

Enquiries for POA works or for Organisations and Collections wishing to purchase works by invoice, please email [email protected].

When will I receive my artwork?

The exhibition is open from Saturday 18 September Sunday 7 November and no artworks may be collected or freighted until the exhibition closes.

Collection of artworks will be from Fremantle Arts Centre. You will be contacted via email with specific dates and times for collection.

Freight Charges

If you live in the Perth metropolitan area, we encourage you to collect your artwork from FAC at no charge. If you are unable to collect your artwork in person, you are responsible for covering any additional packaging and freight costs incurred and agree to this at the time of purchase. The cost of freighting artwork is additional to the prices listed online. The artwork won’t be sent until purchase and freight price is paid in full.

Artworks will be sent with TNT or Australia Post, depending on the size and location of recipient. Tracking details will be sent to the buyer.

Artworks will be packed and posted within 3 weeks of the closure of the IOTA21 exhibition, subject to payment completion. Postage times will vary depending on service and location.

IOTA21 Festival Opening

IOTA21 will officially open at Fremantle Arts Centre 6:30pm Friday 17 September. We invite you to join us at the event, a joyful spectacle of dance, music and performance will transform the Arts Centre—celebrating the unique cultures of countries represented in the Triennial.

Expect a loud, proud and colourful affair, including classical Indian dance, Tamil drummers, contemporary African performance, delicious bites from Kenya, Singapore and Thailand, and much more.

Free entry, all welcome