And that’s a wrap on another successful year of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair! Thank you to everyone who supported the Fair this year including the artists, Art Centres, board members and, of course, everyone who attended.
Each year DAAF showcases the work of emerging and established Indigenous artists, and provides a space for visitors to meet the artists, and learn from the diverse cultural groups across Australia. This year was no exception.
- The event generated $1.67 million in 2014 for the Indigenous Art Sector. All sales directly benefitted the economic capacity of the Art Centres’ communitie. Over the past three years, DAAF has generated close to $4 million for the Indigenous Arts Sector
- 5141 adults visited in DAAF 2014 and 61% of the audience had never been to the event before
- 81% of visitors said that they learnt something new about Indigenous culture at the Fair
- 21% of visitors had never purchased a piece of Aboriginal art before coming to the Fair
- 173 Indigenous Artists and Arts Workers attended the 2014 Fair
- 64% of the Art Centres felt that the 2014 Fair was the best DAAF they have attended
- 58 Indigenous Art Centres from across Australia were represented by DAAF during the 2014 event
- There were 10 artist workshops over the three days for visitors to participate in and learn about Indigenous culture and art practices
- Live radio and television broadcasts with Larrakia Radio and Aboriginal TV communicated the importance of the event to both Indigenous and non-indigenous audience across the Northern Territory
Save the date for 2015!
With the Fair wrapped up for 2014, it’s time to start planning for next year. We’re very excited to announce that the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair will be happening on the 7-9th August 2015..