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The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is Going Online

6-11 August 2021

 

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Image | Cassandra Trevilyan Hayes of Mimi Aboriginal Art Craft at 2019 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, photo by Dylan Buckee

NIFA

TUES 3 AUGUST 2021

NITV Facebook Broadcast

The National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) provide a vibrant and exciting platform to recognise and celebrate the innovation, diversity and ethical practices of Australia’s First Nations peoples…

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Country to Couture

WED 4 AUGUST 2021

Darwin Convention Centre

First Nations textiles and fashion collide in a colourful showcase of wearable art at the Country to Couture runway event. A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander textiles and fashion design…

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Public Program

FRI 6 – WED 11 AUGUST 2021

Online

The vibrant Public Program runs alongside the Fair, with artist talks, masterclasses, material demonstrations, children’s activities, dance and cultural performances, and more!

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Practising Art – Textiles and Fashion

Indigenous textiles hold deep meaning for artists and communities, standing as a medium that pushes the boundaries of contemporary First Nations culture. Today, there are more than 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres and women’s centres that produce textiles and fashion as a core part of their businesses, to national and international acclaim… Let’s catwalk!

Cultural Keepers Program

AUGUST 2021

Online

The Cultural Keepers: DAAFF Indigenous Curators Program and Symposium creates a national meeting place – an annual platform to connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curators with remote community artists, Arts Workers, and their Art Centres. 

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The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation

The DAAF Foundation exists to provide vibrant and exciting platforms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture with a reputation for innovation, diversity and cultural integrity.

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IFP collaborates with First Nations Australians working in textiles and fashion. Home of the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) and Country to Couture showcase!

DAAF News

Practising Art – Textiles and Fashion

Practising Art – Textiles and Fashion

Practising Art – a Guide to DAAF 2021 Textiles and Fashion Over the past few months, we’ve been introducing you to some of the dynamic art mediums you’ll be able to catch at this year’s DAAF online. We hope you’re feeling a little more armed to tackle the amazing...

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Practising Art – Weaving and Ghost Net Work

Practising Art – Weaving and Ghost Net Work

Practising Art – a Guide to DAAF 2021 Weaving and ghost net work Calling all art lovers! If you’re gearing up for DAAF 2021 and feel like you need to brush up on your art knowledge, this series is for you. Consider this your comprehensive art guide to this year’s...

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Practising Art – Carving, Bark and Woodwork

Practising Art – Carving, Bark and Woodwork

Practising Art – a Guide to DAAF 2021 Carving, Bark and Woodwork Visiting an art fair for the first time? You’re in for a treat! Art fairs like Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair are such an amazing way to see a whole lot of work in a relatively small period of time. But for...

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