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 [...]

By |2019-07-12T16:51:32+10:00July 12th, 2019|General|0 Comments

The DAAF Fashion Show 2016, “From Country to Couture” – Relive the excitement!

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 [...]

By |2017-01-30T17:27:22+11:00November 17th, 2016|General|0 Comments

The Launch of the 2016 DAAFF Film Festival

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. [...]

By |2017-03-30T14:55:22+11:00November 17th, 2016|General|0 Comments

DAAF PANEL DISCUSSION – A new event to DAAF 2016

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 [...]

By |2017-01-30T17:50:10+11:00November 17th, 2016|General|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2017-07-12T09:50:50+10:00October 17th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Art Centre Spotlight: The Western Desert

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 [...]

By |2016-11-21T13:20:37+11:00May 20th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Save the date! The 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair will be held from 5-7th August 2016

“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 [...]

By |2016-11-22T11:27:16+11:00March 17th, 2016|General|0 Comments