The 8th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is proud to showcase over forty Aboriginal Art Centres from across Australia, at our 2014 event. The Fair will be open to the public over three spectacular days, and is held at the Darwin Convention Centre from the 8-10th August.
We are thrilled to introduce three of the Art Centres who will be joining us this year. Please keep reading below for more information about the amazing work that is being produced at Keringke Arts, Ngukurr Arts and Durrmu Arts!
Be sure to keep an eye out over the coming weeks as we introduce each of the Art Centres who will be presenting their works at this year’s event. We look forward to seeing you in August, and celebrating the rich diversity of works that come from our country’s most remote desert and coastal regions, and rural and urban communities.
Keringke Arts Centre is situated in the community of Ltyentye Apurte, Northern Territory. Keringke Arts today produces a wide variety of art products, reflecting the colour, rhythm and ambience of the land that is home for the Eastern Arrernte artists. The artists are represented nationally and internationally in many collections, and the work is prized for its unique style and authentic connection to an ancient living culture.
Based in the South East Arnhem Community of Ngukurr, Ngukurr Arts services all other communities within the area that do not have an art center of their own. This rich diversity of local Aboriginal cultures spanning such a vast area is reflected in one of the most diverse ranges of styles of Aboriginal arts in the region. Ngukurr Arts produces everything from traditional to contemporary Aboriginal art on mediums such as canvas, prints, carvings, necklaces, weaving, batik, clothing, pottery and photography.
Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation is an independent organisation located in Peppimenarti and is renowned for its fine contemporary art production. The acrylic paintings are based upon traditional weaving and Durrmu (dot body painting) designs. These works are complemented by the women artist’s premium pandanus and sand-palm fibre weaving work.