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.

Runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week!

Image | MAARA Collective, photo by Jesse-Leigh Elford

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Returns

6-8 August 2021

Save the Date!

Join us at the Darwin Convention Centre this August…

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

Public Program

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

Read more…

Cultural Keepers Program 

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. 

Read more…

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.

Learn more about the Foundation…

Donate Today  

Explore your options to support the DAAF Foundation

Ethical Purchasing

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

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

Country to Couture

WED 4 AUGUST 2021

The annual showcase of First Nations textiles and fashion returned in 2020. Watch the online broadcast now, and stay tuned for details on the upcoming August event!

Read more…

NIFA

TUES 3 AUGUST 2021

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 in fashion and textiles…

Read more…

DAAF News

DAAFF Yarns… with Erub Arts

DAAFF Yarns… with Erub Arts

DAAFF Yarns… with Erub Arts Up in the North Eastern Torres Strait, surrounded by reefs and traditional stone fish traps, lies the island Erub (Darnley Island). Erub is home to a remote community of around 400 Erubam Le (that’s people in local Miriam Mer language)....

read more
DAAFF Yarns… with Chad Creighton, AACHWA

DAAFF Yarns… with Chad Creighton, AACHWA

DAAFF Yarns… with Chad Creighton, CEO of AACHWA In our new series, we’ll be giving you a peek inside the country’s major Art Centre Peak Bodies.  These organisations play a vital role within Indigenous arts, acting as a support and voice for the Art Centres which in...

read more
DAAFF Yarns… with Spinifex Hill Artists

DAAFF Yarns… with Spinifex Hill Artists

DAAFF Yarns… with Spinifex Hill Artists Today we’re in Kariyarra Country, home to Spinifex Hill Studio, presenting art in a dynamic breadth of styles from Aboriginal artists from numerous cultural backgrounds and language groups. Our DAAFF Yarns series continues here,...

read more

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