Experience the rich diversity of artworks from more than 55 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community art centres at the 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair.
The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation is proud to host more than 55 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres from across Australia, who collectively represent more than 2,000 Aboriginal artists. Visitors have the opportunity to meet the artists and purchase art directly from the art centres. There is a vibrant public program where everyone is welcome to participate in artist workshops and enjoy traditional dancing performances, and for the first time a film festival is included in the program. Be inspired by a panel discussion or see art you can wear at DAAF’s fashion show From Country to Couture.
The mission of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation is to encourage the production of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and assist with its promotion in an ethical business environment. It is committed to professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers and to continually contribute to the cultural aspirations of the art centres. The fair showcases the work of emerging and established artists, and provides a space to meet and learn from the variety of different cultural groups across Australia. There is a range of styles, mediums and products available including paintings on canvas, bark paintings, works on paper (including limited edition prints), sculpture, didgeridoos, fibre art and cultural regalia.
Come along and engage with the contemporary creations of the oldest continuous living culture in the world.
On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 August jump aboard the Hop On, Hop Off Bus running between Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. The bus leaves from the front of the Darwin Convention Centre at 10am.