Registrations for the 2020 online
Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair are open!

Registrations close 31 May 2020

Now is the time to get your submission ready!

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) continues to grow and evolve. Each year, we are humbled by the incredible artwork that your artists create to showcase at our Fair. This is warmly reflected by our audiences, who express their awe, wonder and deep respect, for the cultural diversity shared at our event. Last year, DAAF welcomed over 17,000 visitors, and generated $2.84 million in art sales for participating Art Centres. DAAF continues to ensure that 100% of these sales return to your Art Centres.

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) is owned by a membership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres from across Australia. Our vision is to provide vibrant and exciting platforms for Indigenous art and culture, with a reputation for innovation, diversity and cultural integrity. 

DAAF is our major annual event, and provides a professional and safe space for Arts Workers, artists and managers to exhibit and retail artwork, network with industry stakeholders, and gain invaluable experience and professional development outcomes.

Our 2020 event looks very different! Due to the implications of COVID-19, the 14th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair will be an online exhibition!

DAAFF welcomes and invites your Art Centre to register for the 2020 Fair!


Please read the following important information, then click on the link to the online Art Centre registration form to lodge your submission!


2020 DAAF VIP Opening Ceremony & Industry Preview

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 11 am ACST (online)

2020 DAAF will be open to the public on:

7-14 August 2020

2020 Online DAAF Registration Information

DAAFF understands that each Art Centre has been affected by the COVID-19 lock down in different ways. We have tried to be as accommodating of everyone’s needs as possible when revising our 2020 Fair. Please find below some key information you will need to know before you register:

  • There is no fee to participate in the 2020 online Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. If you have already registered you don’t need to fill out the form again and Mandy will be in touch with you shortly!
  • Each Art Centre will have its own self-managed portal on our website. This means you will have constant access to your exhibition space and can upload and remove artwork as necessary pre-DAAF and during DAAF. 
  • Your Art Centre is responsible for the sale of the artwork. DAAFF will not take commissions on sales. DAAFF will provide an optional facility for taking payments online.
  • DAAFF will provide a tech support team who will be available prior to, and during, the Fair to help with high resolution photography and troubleshooting any issues encountered on your online exhibition space.
  • Each Art Centre must, to the best of their ability, feature the artist profiled in their registration form on the DAAF 2020 online exhibition.
  • There is no minimum or maximum number of artworks that are required to participate in the 2020 online Fair. However, DAAFF requires the artwork to be of the highest quality standard.
  • DAAFF does not require any artworks to be physically sent for the exhibition – all artworks will remain at the Art Centres until sold. DAAFF does expect the imagery of your beautiful artwork to be of high quality.
  • DAAFF takes no responsibility for the freighting of artwork. All freight, and the associated costs, must be coordinated directly between the Art Centre and customer.

For more information, please contact DAAFF’s General Manager, Mandy Tripcony on admin@daaf.com.au or call 08 8981 0576.

2020 online DAAF Public Program

DAAFF is excited to announce that the 2020 DAAF Public Program will be delivered online over the nine days of the Fair! The public program will host a vibrant array of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artist workshops, traditional dance, children’s activities and music. 

The aim of the DAAF Public Program is to present exciting and engaging activities that  connect audiences with artists and Arts Workers, providing genuine and immersive experiences. It is also a really great program for your artists to connect to, inspire, and be inspired by other Indigenous artists from right across Australia!  

We are still keen to hear from anyone who would like to contribute to our online program. For more information, please contact DAAFF’s Public Program Coordinator, Shilo McName shilo@daaf.com.au.

Country to Couture

Due to the impact of COVID-19, Country to Couture will not be staged as planned on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 at the Darwin Convention Centre. 

However, the DAAFF Staff and Board are considering options for optimal delivery of this fantastic event later in 2020. DAAFF has received a strong response to the call for expressions of interest with some beautiful collections put forward.

So please watch this space for updates about our 2020 Country to Couture event!

To apply to participate please visit: www.daaf.com.au/eoi-fc2c-2020/ 

For further information, please contact Nina Fitzgerald on nina@daaf.com.au

National Indigenous Fashion Awards

The inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards will be held on Wednesday, 5 August 2020.

To submit a nomination, please visit www.nifa.com.au

Applications close 31 March 2020. For more information please contact Nina Fitzgerald at nina@daaf.com.au


For more information about what you need to prepare to participate, please contact Mandy Tripcony at admin@daaf.com.au or call 08 8981 0576


Checklist and Image Supply Information

In preparation for submitting your registration, you will need to gather the following items: 

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Currency for Public Liability
  • Social media handles for your Art Centre (eg. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • A 50 word blurb summarising your Art Centre
  • Your Art Centre Logo – This must be high resolution suitable for publication (minimum size: 1000 pixels width and/or height)
  • 1 x image of country OR artist working on country (minimum size: 1000 pixels width and/or height. Image must not have been submitted in past DAAF registrations)
  • 1 x image of your Featured Artist (minimum size: 1000 pixels width and/or height. Image must not have been submitted in past DAAF registrations)
  • A 50 word blurb summarising your Featured Artist 1 x image of an artwork by your Featured Artist that will be for sale at the Art Fair* (minimum size: 1000 pixels width and/or height. Image must not have been submitted in past DAAF registrations)
  • 1 x image of artwork that will be for sale at the Art Fair* (minimum size: 1000 pixels width and/or height. Image must not have been submitted in past DAAF registrations)

* Please supply the artist’s full name, title, year, dimensions and medium of artwork. If not possible to feature artwork for sale, please choose a piece that is indicative of artwork for sale by your artist and Art Centre.

To find out the file size and dimensions of an image that is stored on your computer:

1. Open the file where the image is saved.

2. Place your cursor over the image icon, and right-click on PC or Ctrl-click on Mac.

3. Choose Properties on a PC or Get Info on a Mac.

4. Click the Details tab on a PC or More Info on a Mac

5. On PC Scroll down to the:
Image section – To view the image dimensions (should be above 1000 x 1000 pixels)
File section – To view the image file size.

On Mac see Dimensions (will be in pixels and should be above 1000 x 1000)


What if my image is too small?
Unfortunately we can not accept smaller images because we won’t be able to use them in DAAF’s promotions. You may need to find the original file or source a new image.


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