Thank you for supporting us in 2019!

Please save the date for the 14th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

7-9 August 2020

FREE!

2019 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Friday 9 August
10am – 4pm: open to the public


Saturday 10 August
10am – 5pm: open to the public


Sunday 11 August
10am – 4pm: open to the public


Entry to the Art Fair is free – donations are very welcome!

Where: Darwin Convention Centre. Open in Google Maps

Tickets on Sale

INDIGENOUS FOOD EXPERIENCE

Saturday, August 10

With Karen Sheldon Catering

WHERE: Darwin Convention Centre (Forecourt)

WHEN: Saturday, 10 August 2019

TIME: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

ENTRY: $35 (+booking fee)

Workshop duration: 2hrs


Sunday, August 11

With Aboriginal Bush Traders

WHERE: Darwin Convention Centre (Forecourt)

WHEN: Sunday, 11 August 2019

TIME: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

ENTRY: $35 (+booking fee)

Workshop duration: 2hrs

FREE!

CULTURAL PERFORMANCE

Daily 12:30 – 1:30pm
(Free) Children’s Dance workshop, Mornington Island dancers (MIART)


Friday 9 August
11am – 11:30am – Arpaka dancers from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait
2pm – 2:30pm – Tiwi Dancers from groups across the Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory


Saturday 10 August
11am – 11:30am – Mornington Island Dancers from Mornington Island, Queensland
2pm – 2:30pm – Gija Dancers from Warmun Art Centre in Turkey Creek, Western Australia


Sunday 11 August
11am- 11:30am – Kawadji Wimpa traditional dance group from Lockhart River, Queensland
2pm – 2:30pm – Arpaka dancers from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait


Free to attend – donations are very welcome!

Where: Held in the centre Sand pit area, Darwin Convention Centre. Open in Google Maps

FREE!

Artist Talks

Saturday, 10 August 2019

12.00pm – 12:45pm: “The impact of industry and development on Country, and its manifestation in the arts.” 

1:00pm – 1:45pm: “Desert River Sea Project. An amazing project six years in the making comes to fruition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.”

2:00pm – 2:45pm: “From Country to Couture: Exciting art and design collaborations in the fashion sphere.”

3:00pm – 3:45pm: “The International Year of Indigenous Languages: How Art Centres are working to preserve language and culture for future generations.”


Free to attend – donations are very welcome!

Where: Darwin Convention Centre (outdoors). Open in Google Maps

Tickets on Sale

ARTIST WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Please register early to attend and learn from these skilled artists and makers – numbers are limited!

$45 +booking fee
Duration: 3hrs
with a 15 minute break

Friday 9 August

Boab Carving
with Waringarri Arts

11am – 2pm (15 min tea break 12 – 12.15pm)
Darwin Convention Centre (indoor exhibition space)

 



Jewellery Making
with Ikuntji Arts

11am – 2pm (15 min tea break 12 – 12.15pm)
Darwin Convention Centre (outdoors)

Saturday 10 August

Wood Carving (combs)
with Gab Titui

11am – 2pm (15 min tea break 12 – 12.15pm)
Darwin Convention Centre (indoor exhibition space)

 


 

Bullock Hide Shaving
with Mangkaja Arts & Mervyn Street

11am – 2pm (15 min tea break 12 – 12.15pm)
Darwin Convention Centre (indoor exhibition space)

 



SOLD OUT! Screen Printing Workshop
with Tiwi Designs

11am – 2pm (15 min tea break 12 – 12.15pm)
Darwin Convention Centre (outdoors)

Sunday 11 August

SOLD OUT! Painting on canvas
with Warlukurlangu Artists

11am – 2pm (15 min tea break 12 – 12.15pm)
Darwin Convention Centre (indoor exhibition space)

 



Hands on watercolour painting workshop
with Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre

11am – 2pm (15 min tea break 12 – 12.15pm)
Darwin Convention Centre (indoor exhibition space)



Maruku workshop
with Maruku Arts and Crafts

11am – 2pm (15 min tea break 12 – 12.15pm)
Darwin Convention Centre (outdoors)

FREE!

Children’s Activities

All elements of the Children’s Activities space are FREE and open to all ages.

Collaborative Art Project

Daily 10 – 4pm

Guided by contemporary artist Darlene Devry, children are invited to learn about the diverse contemporary painting practices of Indigenous artists from across the Australia. This amazing collaborative art project will come to life over the course of the event. Children will experiment with different techniques, such as ochre painting, acrylic painting, and dot and line work, to create the foliage for the DAAF 2019 tree.



Workshops with Artists

Friday 9 August
10:30am – 2pm – Both Ways Baskets and sculptures, Ghost Net and Pandanus Weaving
with Anindilyakwa Arts


Saturday 10 August
10:30am – 2pm – Painting of small boards
with Merrepen Arts


Sunday 11 August
10:30am – 2pm – River Grass Weaving
with Kaiela Arts


Free to attend – donations are very welcome!

Where: Darwin Convention Centre (indoors). Open in Google Maps

FREE!

DEMONSTRATIONS / LAUNCHES / BROADCASTS

Daily

Caring for Artworks – Indigenous Arts Workers and Melbourne University conservator demonstrate handy techniques to keep artworks in great condition.  Presented by ANKA.


​Desart presents its 2018 Desart Art Worker Photography Prize in the Darwin Convention Centre Foyer


Radio Larrakia 94.5FM broadcasts live from the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair


Art Collector presents the 13th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair mini magazine, the Art Collector Guide to Indigenous Art Centres, and the Art Collector, (July-September 2019) edition


Indigenous Art Code will provide information about their service and welcome new members 


Retail space for the fashion show participants

FREE!

DAAF, MAGNT & SALON BUS SHUTTLE

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and the Salon Art Projects (with CDU Art Gallery) are collaborating together once again to present the Darwin Indigenous Art Hop On, Hop Off, Bus”.

The free service will run between the DAAF, MAGNT and Charles Darwin University Art Gallery every 30 minutes on the 10 & 11 August!

10-11 August
10am to 4pm


Every 30 mins

Free service – donations are very welcome!

Where: Darwin Convention Centre. Bus stop is located on driveway left of the main entrance. Open in Google Maps

Please note that the event details outline on this website are correct at the time of publishing, but are subject to change at the discretion of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation.