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13th DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR

Bastion Collective
Darwin Convention Centre, Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, NT.
Darwin NT
Friday, 9 August 2019 - 10:00am

For the 13th year, Darwin will play host to the country's largest and most prestigious Indigenous art event, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF). The Northern Territory capital will be transformed into an internationally recognised epicentre of Aboriginal and Torres Strait (ATSI) art, culture, fashion, dance, music and food attracting more than 2,000 artists from 70 Art Centres across the country.

As a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to encourage the production of Aboriginal arts and assist with their promotion in an ethical business environment, 100 per cent of the sales generated at DAAF are returned to the Art Centres and their Indigenous communities.

The hugely popular ‘From Country to Couture’ fashion show will be back celebrating the marriage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary fine art and high-end fashion. Running on Wednesday the 7th of August, From Country to Couture will be comprised of two shows, the first launching an exciting new collaboration between Mangkaja Arts X Gorman, and the second showcasing ten boutique collections designed and crafted in collaboration with remote community art centre. Head to the website for ticketing and more info.

Other activities for visitors to enjoy include: 

  • VIP Opening Ceremony - including the official Welcome To Country, Industry Preview and Cultural Dance Performance
  • Artist Talks - with four insightful Artists to learn about the storytelling process of Aboriginal Art.
  • Artist Workshops and Demonstrations - including Boab carving, jewellery making, silk screen printing and more. Head to our website to book tickets now.
  • Cultural Dance Performances - Five different cultural dance groups performing daily with a free kids dance workshops.
  • Children's Activities - Dynamic, interactive and collaborative workshops available  to all ages for FREE. 
  • Food Experiences - Workshops with Karen Sheldon and The Aboriginal Bus Trader. Head to our website to book tickets now.
  • Lunchtime Concert Series -  Performances by Prayer Corby and Waren Corowa on Fri/Sat from 12:00pm.
Last modified 
12 Jul 2019

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