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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation Ltd

 

T: 08 8981 0576
(9am and 5pm ACST)

GPO Box 2342
Darwin, NT, 0801

DAAF Foundation head office:
Level 2, 8 McMinn Street
Darwin City, NT 0800

Art Fair Location, 6-8 August 2021:
Darwin Convention Centre
Exhibition Halls 1-4, 10 Stokes Hill Road
Darwin, NT, 0800
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Media Enquiries: Maddy Ellis at Bastion Effect
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Executive Director:
Claire Summers

General Manager
Mandy Tripcony

Artistic Director
Shilo McNamee

Events Coordinator
Katena Valastro

Marketing & Communications Manager
Ellie Meyer

Visual & Digital Communications
Dylan Buckee

Partnership Relations (Sponsorship Enquiries)
Tammy Schlitz

Recent DAAF News

Practising Art – Textiles and Fashion

Practising Art – Textiles and Fashion

Indigenous textiles hold deep meaning for artists and communities, standing as a medium that pushes the boundaries of contemporary First Nations culture. Today, there are more than 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres and women’s centres that produce textiles and fashion as a core part of their businesses, to national and international acclaim… Let’s catwalk!

Practising Art – Weaving and Ghost Net Work

Practising Art – Weaving and Ghost Net Work

We’re talking weaving, an incredibly expansive category, encompassing myriad traditional techniques passed down for millennia. It also features an amazingly diverse array of materials sourced on Country, from the palm-like pandanus plants of the north, to the tjanpi (grasses) of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Lands in the central desert, to discarded fishing nets and other marine debris, transformed by communities in Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait. This one’s a truly great yarn – let’s dive in!

Practising Art – Carving, Bark and Woodwork

Practising Art – Carving, Bark and Woodwork

Today, we’re talking carving, bark and woodwork. Work in this field is simply stunning, and sees practitioners taking on traditional making techniques that have been around for millennia, translating them into incredible contemporary works of art. Let’s carve it out.