Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Location: 56 McMinn Street Darwin NT 0800
Phone: 0413900785

Description

Each August, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair showcases the work of emerging and established artists from more than 60 Indigenous Art Centres from across Australia. These Art Centres collectively represent more than 2,000 Aboriginal artists. The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) is the most prestigeous event of its kind. DAAF has secured a reputation as one of the country’s most significant and internationally recognised arts events. DAAF showcases a spectacular diversity of artwork and provides visitors with a genuine opportunity to meet Indigenous artists, performers, and art workers who have travelled to Darwin from some of the most remote regions of Australia. DAAF is a three day event that provides opportunities to connect both new and seasoned audiences with a range of styles and media, including paintings on canvas, bark paintings, works on paper (including limited edition prints), sculpture, didgeridoos, fibre art and cultural regalia direct from the art centres. DAAF also provides a range of interactive experiences and education through a strong public program consisting of presentations, workshops and traditional dancing. The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is owned and operated by a membership of Indigenous Art Centres. The mission of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) is to encourage the production of Aboriginal arts and assist with its promotion in an ethical business environment. DAAF is committed to professional development opportunities for artists and Arts Workers, and to continually contribute to the cultural aspirations of the Art Centres.

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Special events

10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, -5-7th August 2016, Darwin Convention Centre (Free Entry) DAAF Panel Discussion "What is Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art?", 5th August at the Darwin Convention Centre at 8.30am ($15) "From Country to Couture - DAAF Fashion Show", 5th August at the Darwin Convention Centre at 8.00pm ($45) "DAAF Film Festival", 10-12th August, Darwins Deckchair Cinema