Darwin will again be transformed into an internationally recognised epicentre of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) culture, art, fashion, music and food this August, as the Top End hosts the 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) this August.
Created 12 years ago, DAAF has cemented itself as a platform to ethically promote the artwork of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres and communicate the important economic role they play in generating revenue for remote communities.
DAAF will showcase the work of more than 2000 Indigenous artists from across Australia, with 100 per cent of revenue going back to remote communities.
The only national event of its kind, DAAF generated a record $2.23 million in 2017 and a total of $8.83 million over the past five years and has secured a reputation as one of the country’s most significant and internationally recognised arts events.
This year’s calendar includes cultural performances, workshops and demonstrations, kids activity stations and the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) panel discussion.
For further information, visit www.daaf.com.au
WHERE: Darwin Convention Centre, Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, NT
WHEN: Friday 10 August, 10am – 4pm
Saturday 11 August, 10am – 4pm
Sunday 12 August, 10am – 4pm
DAAF 2018 PROGRAM LAUNCH & FUNDRAISING EVENT
WHERE: Deckchair Cinema, Darwin
WHEN: Thursday, 21 June 2018
Will include a screening of short films from Art Centres and a silent art sale. DAAFF will also
officially announce the 2018 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair program.
FROM COUNTRY TO COUTURE – DAAF FASHION SHOW
"From County to Couture - The DAAF Fashion Show" celebrates the marriage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary fine art and high end fashion. The success of textile design movement in remote Indigenous communities has led to exciting collaborations with well known Australian designers. DAAFF felt it was time to showcase this exciting couture at a national level.
WHERE: SKYCITY Darwin (Beachside Pavilion)
WHEN: Wednesday, 8 August 2018 – matinee and evening show
ENTRY: $55 (seating)
Show duration: 1.5hrs
ARTIST WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS & CULTURAL DANCE PERFORMANCE
Artist workshops and demonstrations will be held each day under in the exhibition halls, in the Darwin Convention Centre Forecourt and at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT). Visitors can also enjoy free daily ATSI traditional dance performances.
KID’S ACTIVITY STATIONS
DAAF welcomes young people to be part of new hands-on children’s activity station. Kids can explore stories and art styles from different parts of Australia: Desert, Arnhem Land,Savannah and coastal regions. Learn about traditional and new designs and make colourful artwork to take home. FREE and open to all ages*
DAAF & MAGNT BUS SHUTTLE
DAAF and the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory are collaborating once again to
present the Darwin Indigenous Art Hop On, Hop Off Bus. The free service will run between
the Museum and the DAAF every 30 minutes on Saturday, 11 August and Sunday, 12
August 2018 from 10am to 4pm.