VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. This year’s NAIDOC week theme reflects the three key elements to reform set out by the Uluru Statement from the Heart. In 2017, a peaceful and inspirational meeting of Australia’s Indigenous Peoples was held in the heart of Australia, and their combined voices shouted and demanded the need for a more active [...]
The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair was delighted to be recognised by the New York Times in the top “52 Places to Go...
The women of Bábbarra are truly inspirational. They are more than artists and arts workers. They are activists who constantly fight against social disadvantage...
DAAF was held 11-13 August 2017 and showcased the work of over 60 art centres from across Australia. Executive Director, Claire Summers, shares the highlights of last year’s fair.
In 2016, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair celebrated its 10th Anniversary. As part of the celebrations, the DAAF Foundation presented an exciting new event to the program: “From Country to Couture” - The DAAF Fashion Show! It was held on Friday, 5th August 2016 and welcomed over 400 guests. This spectacular event was the culmination [...]
The inaugural DAAFF Indigenous Film Festival was showcased at the iconic Darwin Deckchair Cinema from the 10-12th August 2016. Three feature films were screened very three balmy nights including: Ten Canoes, Putuparri and the Rain Makers and Bran Nue Dae. Each night DAAFF raffled the generous donations of stunning art works from participating Art Centres. [...]
Our panel discussion was yet another new event that was created to celebrate DAAF’s 10th Anniversary! The topic “What is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art” generated robust discussions and encouraged the audience to think deeply about the very constructs of Indigenous art. Our own Franchesca Cubillo moderated the conversation which was animated by panelists [...]
The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair has been celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art for a decade
By: Claire Summers, Executive Director, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation The nature of Art Centres and their journey to the fair, the role of art fairs in the Australian marketplace, and the evolution of DAAF over the past 10 years The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair has been celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art [...]
The Western Desert style of acrylic painting is one of the most internationally recognised styles of Aboriginal art. The eruption of this artistic movement in the 1970s is associated with various groups from across the Western Desert region including the Pintupi, Luritja, Walpiri, Arrernte, and Anmatyerre peoples who were forcibly moved from their lands and [...]
“Where We Gather” - The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair from Digital Storytellers on Vimeo. Save the date! This year, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and we’d love you to join us! The fair will be held from the 5th-7th August 2016, at the Darwin Convention Centre. We will be showcasing [...]