$4.33M in art sales, new record for First Nations sector

Record $4.33 million of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art sold at Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair.
Man looking at Aboriginal art at DAAF

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) has achieved a record $4.33 million in art sales, an increase of almost 30 per cent on 2021, and the highest in the event’s history.

New data released today (22 November), shows that the Fair attracted more than 33,353 in person and online visitors, making it the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s most successful staging of the Top End event, while also taking it to international audiences.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina