Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation


Join us as a volunteer and be part of the dynamic events showcasing Indigenous art and culture in Darwin on Larrakia Country.

Expression of Interest

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Aug 2, 2024


Northern Territory


Visual Arts

About the Foundation

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s mission is to provide vibrant and exciting platforms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture with a reputation for innovation, diversity and cultural integrity.

DAAF Foundation is a not-for-profit Indigenous organisation, and our membership is made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres from across Australia. Our keystone event is the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (affectionately known as DAAF) held in Darwin in August each year.

We also proudly deliver Country to Couture, a fashion show showcasing collaborations between our Art Centres and their chosen designers. DAAF Foundation also presents the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), which celebrates the innovation, diversity and ethical practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and fashion designers, whilst contributing to the capacity building of the sector.

About the Opportunity

Volunteers are part of the DAAF Foundation family – we simply couldn’t conduct our events without you! We aim to create a unique and memorable behind the scenes event experience in return for your donation of time. We hope to build a great relationship, so that you are excited return next year!

In 2024, we are seeking volunteers for:

Country to Couture: Tuesday 6 AUG from 3PM – 10PM 

National Indigenous Fashion Awards: Wednesday 7 AUG from 4:30PM – 7:30PM 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair: Thursday 8 AUG – Sunday 11 AUG from various times

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair runs over a four day period (Thursday – Sunday) assisting around the venue with Art Centre workshops, Art Centre assistance, information desk and ticketing. While volunteering you’ll get the opportunity to explore First Nations art work from around the country.

Country to Couture is the iconic showcase where art, culture and fashion merge in an explosion of creativity. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience both the front of house and back of house. 

Volunteer at the prestigious NIFA ceremony celebrating Indigenous excellence and innovation in fashion and textiles. Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, designers, Art Centres and creatives across a number of categories. Volunteers will be assisting with event requirements such as ticketing, customer service, catering and back of house assistance.

Keen to volunteer? Register via Jotform: https://form.jotform.com/240297043675864

Learn more about What’s On at DAAF: https://daaf.com.au/art-fair-2024/