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 Warmun Arts, Elcho Island Arts and Tjanpi Desert Weavers.
Warmun Art Centre is one of Australia’s leading Indigenous cultural organisations, with successful painting, digital media and cultural programs. Warmun artists paint a combination of Ngarranggarni (Dreaming) stories, post-contact colonial histories and contemporary life experience and are internationally renowned for their unique art practice, creating vibrant and dynamic paintings in natural ochre.
Elcho Island Arts supports Yolŋu artists based in the main community of Galiwin’ku and surrounding homelands. Artists pride themselves on originality of design informed by Yolŋu ancestral histories and knowledge of traditional bush materials, used in both traditional and contemporary artforms.
Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a not-for-profit social enterprise of Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council (NPYWC), an Aboriginal governed and directed Corporation. NPYWC members created Tjanpi (meaning ‘grass’) to enable women on the NPY Lands to earn a regular income from selling their fibre art. More than 300+ artists from 28 remote communities in the western and central deserts of Australia come together to create beautiful, intricate and whimsical fibre art.
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