Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) marks its 10th year with a huge celebration – and this year it’s not just about art.
By Roslyn Perry
DAAF is doubling in size to include Indigenous fashion, film and panel discussion in a momentous weekend of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
“Our art centres are evolving with people’s needs, wants and desires to see more art across different mediums and styles, and we’ve progressed an incredible movement that will bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art to more people across different industries of fashion and film,” said DAAF Executive Director Claire Summers.
Presenting quality work at stalls from art centres Australia wide, this fair is your one-stop-shop to experience the breadth, variety and quality of artwork produced each year. Franchesca Cubillo, Chair of the DAAF Foundation said this year visitors would be treated to new ideas.
“This year we’re giving visitors more exposure to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art through a range of traditional and new art forms, showcasing an impressive collection from over 60 Art Centres and ensuring their work is being seen across the nation".
View canvas art, carving, screen-printing, ghost net weaving and bark painting and embrace the chance to meet artists first hand. With cultural dancing each day at noon and artist workshops from 11am – 3pm, this is a unique opportunity to experience cultures from Australia’s most remote desert and coastal regions, and rural and urban communities.