Join master weavers Wuthigrai Siriphon (Thailand) and Liz Williamson (NSW) as they share their thoughts about the works they have created for IOTA21: Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear two master practitioners discuss their craft and techniques used.

For those unable to make it into our galleries, you will be able to join the conversation online via Zoom. Enter the meeting passcode: 760364

Following the discussion, curator Jude van der Merwe will conduct a short tour through the rest of the exhibition.

About the Artists

Siriphon Wuthigrai. Photography by Jarun Jamsai

Dr Wuthigrai (Fa) Siriphon is an award-winning weaver, designer and a researcher based in Thailand. His works explore ways to rethink and revitalise traditional crafts while balancing between the integrity of the tradition and the exploratory approach to the practice. His projects often combine traditional Thai craft techniques and materials with new design approaches. He is a Lecturer in Textiles Design at Thammasat University’s Department of Textile and Fashion Design.



Fabric weaver Liz Williamson in her home studio, 2019. Photography by Wolter Peeters, The Australian Financial Review

Liz Williamson has been weaving since the late 1970s and is still fascinated with the potential of interlacing two sets of threads at her loom. Her weaving practice is diverse: designing for industry, exhibition artwork, weaving wraps and scarves, undertaking commissions and teaching weaving workshops nationally and internationally. At the heart of her weaving is an interest in innovative and unusual designs, some created by collaborating with colleagues. Recent weavings reference the tradition of woven rag rugs, repair of cloth and the idea of ‘making do’, with many woven with materials coloured by locally sourced eucalyptus and plant dyes.