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The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) is an annual event that showcases the contemporary fine art of more than 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres and their artists.

The Fair is held in Darwin, on Larrakia Country.

 

 

DAAF provides a unique opportunity for arts industry buyers, and art and design lovers, to purchase art directly from Indigenous owned and incorporated Art Centres.

Each year, DAAF:

  • brings together over 70 Indigenous owned and operated Art Centres

  • showcases over 2000 artists

  • ensures that 100% of all sales goes back to the Art Centres, artists, and their communities!

Over the past seven years (2015-2021), DAAF has generated more than $17.379 million for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art sector.

 

The Fair showcases the work of emerging and established artists, featuring stunning art inspired by Australia’s unique locations – from remote desert and coastal regions to rural and urban communities. A wide range of styles, mediums and products are presented and available for purchase. These include paintings on canvas, bark and paper as well as limited edition prints, sculpture, didgeridoos, fibre art, textile art, fashion and cultural regalia.

DAAF also provides a creative space for visitors to meet artists in person, to learn about Australia’s rich diverse cultural groups and to be immersed in our country’s evolving contemporary Indigenous art scene.

The Fair was originally conceived to complement the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA). It also celebrates the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) and Garma Festival and proudly sits under the umbrella of the Darwin Festival. These prestigious events are held over the same two week period in the warm and dry Top End winter and together mark the most significant national festival of national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts in the world.

DAAF boasts a vibrant program of artist workshops, spectacular traditional dance performances, children’s activity stations, film, fashion and more… guaranteeing a memorable experience for all who attend.

Come and engage with the contemporary creations of the oldest continuous living culture in the world!

DAAF 2023
11-13 August

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