Craft as a universal language: IOTA 2024 reveals lead artists and theme

The Indian Ocean Craft Triennial returns for its second WA edition to channel the diversity and communicative powers of craft.
Two people hold up a large textile work in an outdoor setting.

The Indian Ocean Craft Triennial (IOTA) 2024 runs from August to October in Western Australia, and its 32 lead artists are now revealed.

For three months, craft artists and groups – selected from across six Indian Ocean countries – will take the time to reflect on craft as a universal language under this year’s theme, Codes in Parallel.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne and was most recently engaged in consultation for the Emerging Writers’ Festival and ArtsGen. Instagram @lleizy_