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DAAF 2024

9-11 AUGUST
LARRAKIA COUNTRY & ONLINE

Save the Date...

Immerse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, design and culture at the 18th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair with over 75 Art Centres from across Australia.

DAAF Takes Home a Brolga!

Join the Public Program

Art Centre Expressions of Interest are now open to be part of DAAF’s Public Program in 2024.

Join our DAAF Foundation Family

Together we can see our Art Centres thrive! Taking no commission on art sales, DAAF Foundation relies heavily on the generosity of our community. If you have the capacity, however big or small, we ask you to join the DAAF Foundation Family by making a tax deductible donation.

“DAAF Foundation does so much for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, helping to support and uncover this talent, and provide platforms to showcase their work. It means the world to me to be able to collaborate with such a respected organisation.”

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Jessica Mauboy, DAAF Foundation Community Ambassador

About our Foundation

The DAAF Foundation celebrates the rich cultural and artistic diversity of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres. We are a not-for-profit, Indigenous organisation, owned and governed by the 75+ Art Centres we represent…

Cultural Keepers Program

A national meeting place and platform connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curators with remote community artists, Arts Workers, and their Art Centres…

What is an Art Center?

Art Centres play an important role in maintaining and strengthening cultural practices. They operate as meeting places and offer opportunities for training, education, career pathways and enterprise…

Make an Ethical Purchase

DAAF Foundation takes no commission. 100% of all art sales go directly back to the Art Centres, artists and their communities.

IFP collaborates with First Nations Australians working in textiles and fashion. Home of the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), Country to Couture showcase, Pathways Program, Best Practice Initiative and IFP Runway!

DAAF News

Woven Together

Woven Together

Mary Dhapalany, Woven Mat. Pandanus and natural dyes, 110 x 110cm. Courtesy of the Artist and Bula’Bula Arts.  Mary Dhapalany’s art practice is part of a rich tapestry of tradition woven together by women through countless generations. Words by Arlie AlizziArtist Mary...

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Something to say

Something to say

Artist Solomon Booth. Courtesy of the Artist and Moa Arts. Senior Torres Strait Islander artist Solomon Booth has recently turned his attention to the jellyfish, creating work that is both political and deeply personal.   Words by Arlie Alizzi Solomon Booth,...

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DAAF’s Art Centre Christmas Gift Guide

DAAF’s Art Centre Christmas Gift Guide

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2023, Photo by Leicolhn McKellar. December is DAAF’s second favourite month of the year (with August taking the top spot, obviously)! Whether you're on the hunt for the ideal gift for your loved ones, grappling with the daunting task of...

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

The DAAF Foundation is a proud member of the Indigenous Artcode. 

The DAAF Foundation is a proud recipient of the Festivals and Events Brolga Award in 2023.