Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Location: Darwin Convention Centre, 11-13 August, Exhibition Halls 1-4, 10 Stokes Hill Road Darwin, NT, 0800
Phone: 08 8981 0576

Immerse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, design and culture at the 17th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair!

DAAF returns to both Larrakia Country at the Darwin Convention Centre and online this August 11-13, 2023.

The renowned Fair brings together over 1500 artists from more than 70 Indigenous owned Art Centres from the most remote regions across Australia.

DAAF is FREE to attend, with 100% of art sales going directly to the Art Centres and artists.

Engage in a vibrant Public Program alongside the Fair with artist masterclasses, material demonstrations, cultural performances and talks.

Get your fashion fix at one of the iconic fashion events, with the Country to Couture runway on Tuesday, 8 August, and the National Indigenous Fashion Awards on Wednesday, 9 August!

For the first time, you can also purchase a ticket to the exclusive DAAF Opening Ceremony on the Thursday, 10 August.

Come and engage with the contemporary creations of the world's oldest continuous living cultures.

Hours: Friday, 11 August 2023 10am to 4pm. Saturday, 12 August 2023 10am to 5pm. Sunday, 13 August 2023 10am to 4pm.

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Immerse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, design and culture at the 17th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair!

DAAF returns to both Larrakia Country at the Darwin Convention Centre and online this August 11-13, 2023.

The renowned Fair brings together over 1500 artists from more than 70 Indigenous owned Art Centres from the most remote regions across Australia.

DAAF is FREE to attend, with 100% of art sales going directly to the Art Centres and artists.

Engage in a vibrant Public Program alongside the Fair with artist masterclasses, material demonstrations, cultural performances and talks.

Come and engage with the contemporary creations of the world's oldest continuous living cultures.

Each August, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair showcases the work of emerging and established artists from more than 70 Indigenous Art Centres from across Australia. These Art Centres collectively represent more than 1,500 Aboriginal artists.

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) is the most prestigious 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.

- Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair,11-13 Aug, 2023, FREE - DAAF Public Program,11-13 Aug, 2023, FREE and Ticketed events: https://daaf.com.au/public-program-2023/ - DAAF Opening Ceremony, 10 Aug, 2023, Ticketed: https://www.darwinfestival.org.au/events/darwin-aboriginal-art-fair-vip-opening-ceremony-industry-preview/ - Country to Couture, 8 Aug, 2023, Ticketed: https://www.darwinfestival.org.au/events/country-to-couture/ - National Indigenous Fashion Awards, 9 Aug, 2023, Ticketed: https://www.darwinfestival.org.au/events/national-indigenous-fashion-awards/

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Directions

The Fair takes place at the Darwin Convention Centre, open daily from 10am Friday, 11th August - to 4pm Sunday, 13th August, 2023.

Special events

16th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, 5-7 August 2022, Darwin Convention Centre and online at DAAF.com.au, (Free Entry) DAAF Public Program, 5-7 August 2022, Artist Masterclasses, material demonstrations, talks and cultural performances. Free and ticketed events daily, at Darwin Convention Centre, details here https://daaf.com.au/public-program-2022/ Country to Couture, Fashion runway showcase, Tuesday 2 August 2022, at the Darwin Convention Centre. Show 1: 6.30pm, Show 2 8.30pm, doors open 30 mins prior to each show. Tickets $55-85 per show via Darwin Festival, details here: https://www.ifp.org.au/country-to-couture/ National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), Wednesday 3 August, at Deckchair Cinema, 7pm start - doors open at 6pm. Tickets $25 via Darwin Festival, details here: https://nifa.com.au/

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