4pm – 5.45pm Tuesday 12 October 2021

Biophilic Bamboo Base (B³) is an architectural performance piece based around the innate relationships between humans and their environment. Paying tribute to an envisioned harmonious relationship between craft, construction and nature, B³ creates a place to experience Bamboo as a natural building material and provides an understanding of its sociocultural importance in the Indian Ocean Rim.

Inspired by an artist-in-residence project, Dr Chamila Subasinghe (Creative Director) will lead architectural students as they design and build their own Bamboo seats for two. B³ will take you on a journey to different sites through John Curtin Gallery’s IOTA21 exhibition – to finally take rest on a site where it can return to its natural elements gracefully.

Free event. Please register as spaces are limited. Refreshments will be served.
John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Building 200A, Bentley Campus, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102
For further information, visit jcg.curtin.edu.au or call (08) 9266 4155. If you have special requirements to enable you to participate in this event, please contact JCG. For more information about AccessAbility services at Curtin University please visit curtin.edu.au

The John Curtin Gallery co-presents the central international exhibition with Fremantle Arts Centre for this new festival of contemporary craft IOTA21: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial. 

The artists in the inaugural Indian Ocean Craft Triennial: Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday are guided by principles of craft as a social practice capable of enhancing community innovation, collaboration and economic improvement. 

Blending traditional practice with contemporary materials and expressions they explore themes such as ceremony, colonisation, gender politics, ritual, and culture. Works include ceramics, fibre and textiles, weaving and painting.