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

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

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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

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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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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.  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!

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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Practising Art – Ceramics, Fine Jewellery and Sculpture

Today we’re tackling ceramics, fine jewellery and sculpture, looking at just some of the incredible Art Centres and artists who are not only masters in these fields, but innovatively push them to new creative heights…

DAAF News

Practising Art – Ceramics, Fine Jewellery and Sculpture

Practising Art – Ceramics, Fine Jewellery and Sculpture

Erritja (wedge-tailed eagle), Anita Ratara, Terracotta and Underglazes, 2020, 23.5 cm x 15.5 cm, photo courtesy of Hermannsburg Potters. Practicing Art: A guide to DAAF 2021 ceramics, fine jewellery and sculpture As we come to the final part in our Practising Art...

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2021 Around Town – and Online!

2021 Around Town – and Online!

August is an amazing time to be in the Top End of the Northern Territory! Each year, Larrakia Country hosts world renowned Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events and awards that run alongside the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair! Like the Fair, they too have shifted...

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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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