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DAAFF Yarns… with Anindilyakwa Arts

Today we’re visiting Groote Eylandt, off the coast of East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Groote Eylandt is home to Anindilyakwa Arts, a thriving Art Centre supporting Anindilyakwa artists from several communities, including Umbakumba, Angurugu and Milyuburra, to promote and sell their work…

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). That might seem pretty small on first pass, but with the establishment of the internationally renowned Art Centre Erub Arts, this community certainly punches above its weight when it comes to preserving, promoting and continuing First Nations culture.

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, speaking with Sophia Constantine, Manager at Spinifex Hill Studio and artists Sheila Gardiner, Nyangulya Katie Nalgood and Willarra Barker.

DAAFF Yarns… with Philip Watkins, Desart

The Peak Body remit covers everything from advocacy to business support, from professional development to sales and marketing… Today we chat with the CEO of Desart, Philip Watkins. Desart is the Peak Body for the Art Centres of Central Australia.

DAAFF Yarns… with Ikuntji Artists

Today we’re in the remote yet thriving community at Haasts Bluff, around 230 kilometres west of Alice Springs in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Here you’ll find Ikuntji Artists, the very first Art Centre established by women in the Western Desert Art Movement…

DAAFF Yarns… with Stephanie Parkin

Today we chat to Stephanie Parkin, Chair of the Indigenous Art Code, an organisation created to establish standards of dealing between an Indigenous artists and dealers…

Step into… Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre

Northeast Arnhem Land is a place like no other. While words cannot truly do it justice or bring to life the magic of a country and peoples so deeply connected, I was fortunate to spend some time there in October 2020, working at the world renowned Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre… Words by Nina Fitzgerald

DAAFF Yarns… with Franchesca Cubillo

We chat to our esteemed Foundation Chair Franchesca Cubillo, who balances this vital role with her day job as Senior Curator Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia.

DAAFF Yarns… With Lisa Waup

Lisa Waup’s art practice incorporates weaving, printmaking, photography, sculpture, textiles and installation, eloquently illustrating her life’s journey through discovery and connection…

Digital DAAF a Roaring Success!

Image Credit: Josephine Mick paints at Kutjanu Homelands. Photo by Meghan Hansen.  69 Art Centres 1,335 Artists 6,118 Artworks More than $2.6...


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