Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that the following pages may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.

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

Be part of the Public Program in 2022

Art Centre Expressions of Interest are now open…

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

Be part of Country to Couture in 2022

Designer, artist and Art Centre Expressions of Interest are now open…

Image | Country to Couture finale, 2021, photo by Savvy Social

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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Join the DAAF Foundation family and see how you can support our Art Centres and programs throughout the year…

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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

Pot of Gold

Pot of Gold

We're revisiting some articles from this year's Art Collector DAAF 2021 Special Edition.   Hermannsburg potter Anita Ratara Mbitjana creates  from a deep connection to Country.   Words by Claire G. Coleman, July 2021On the narrow winding road to Ntaria...

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Wind and Water

Wind and Water

We're revisiting some articles from this year's Art Collector DAAF 2021 Special Edition.   Puuni Brown Nungarrayi hails from a generation of Papunya painters carrying on a formidable legacy with a fresh twist.  Words by Andrew Nicholls, July 2021Papunya is iconic in...

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Colour Confidence

Colour Confidence

We're revisiting some articles from this year's Art Collector DAAF 2021 Special Edition.   Vibrant patterns over dark backgrounds make the colours in Cassaria Young Hogan’s paintings sing. Words by Louise Martin-Chew, July 2021Excitement is building at Ninuku Arts,...

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The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation is deeply grateful for our supporters and partners.