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

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Image | Arpaka dancers from Thursday Island, Queensland, performing at the 2019 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. Photo by Dylan Buckee.

A Wrap on DAAF 2021! 

70 Art Centres, 1730 artists, 8686 artworks, 59538 visitors, $3.12 million in sales…The numbers say it all – another triumph for the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair!

Image | 2020 online Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, photo by Dylan Buckee

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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Ethical Purchasing

DAAFF takes no commission. 100% of sales go directly back to the artists and their communities.  

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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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Public Program

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

NIFA 2021

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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

FILM COMING SOON

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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DAAF News

Stronger Together

Stronger Together

We're revisiting some articles from this year's Art Collector DAAF 2021 Special Edition. Here, Claire G. Coleman explores the strength between two powerhouses.   Stronger Together. The organisations giving Art Centres and their artist members a stronger voice. Words...

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Wearing it Well

Wearing it Well

Shadeene Evens wears The Boonkaj collection by Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Country to Couture, Styled by Rhys Ripper, 2021, photo by James GilesOver the past six years, DAAFF’s annual Country to Couture event has become a leading national platform to celebrate and...

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The Future is Digital

The Future is Digital

  We're revisiting some articles from this year's Art Collector DAAF 2021 Special Edition. Here, Briony Downes explores the digital future ...   In the face of another COVID-19 outbreak, DAAF went digital for another year. But with an exciting new partnership, a...

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