The NT First Nations Art, Music, Culture Collective Presents

Australia’s celebration of music, arts and ideas from the oldest living cultures in the world.

7 Premier First Nations Events

July-August 2022

Buy ethical at Australia’s Largest Indigenous Art Fair

DAAF provides a unique opportunity for arts industry buyers, and art and design lovers, to purchase art directly from Indigenous owned and incorporated Art Centres. The Fair showcases the work of emerging and established artists, featuring stunning art inspired by Australia’s most varied locations – from remote desert and coastal regions, to rural and urban communities.

5-7 Aug 2022

Darwin Convention Centre


National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2022

Recognising and showcasing excellence across six categories, the award ceremony is a unique opportunity for the Australian and international fashion community to connect to the world’s oldest living cultures.

3 Aug 2022

Deck Chair Cinema


The annual showcase of First Nations textiles and fashion design

Celebrating the marriage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary fine art and high-end fashion.

2 Aug 2022

Darwin Convention Centre


National Indigenous Music Awards 2022

Held at the iconic Darwin Amphitheatre, the National Indigenous Music Awards makes its stunning return on August 6 after two years of virtual events. With the biggest names in First Nations music performing live and even more superstars being celebrated, the NIMAs is a must-do event in the national music calendar.

6 Aug 2022

Darwin Amphitheatre


Garma Festival

The Garma Festival is Australia’s largest Indigenous gathering, a 4-day celebration of Yolngu life and culture in remote northeast Arnhem Land. Hosted by the Yothu Yindi Foundation, the event showcases traditional Yolngu miny’tji (art), manikay (song), bunggul (dance), and story-telling, and is an important meeting point for the clans and families of the region. Garma 2022 will take place from Friday 29 July – Monday 1 August, at Gulkula, a Gumatj ceremonial site about 40km from the township of Gove.

29 Jul – 1 Aug 2022

Gulkula –
northeast Arnhem Land


Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

The Telstra NATSIAA, at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), presents powerful new works which interpret history, spark conversations and celebrate culture and Country. The 2022 Telstra NATSIAA features an incredible range of outstanding artworks by some of Australia’s best emerging and established artists. Now in its 39th year, Telstra NATSIAA is Australia’s longest running and most prestigious art award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Experience this exhibition at MAGNT in Darwin or via the virtual gallery via

Aug 2022

MAGNT Darwin


Salon des Refusés – Territory style

Every year Darwin gallerists Matt Ward and Paul Johnstone present the Salon des Refusés; a bold exhibition of works submitted, but not selected for the prestigious National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) . Drawing on the original French idea of exhibiting works rejected by the jury of official awards, the Salon des Refusés – Territory style – is a daring exhibition of contemporary art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from around Australia.

Complementing the Salon des Refusés is a suite of satellite exhibitions across Darwin, including impressive solo showings by both emerging and established artists from across Australia.

6 Aug 2022

Multiple Darwin Locations