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DAAF Journal

Honouring their Totems

In this blog we highlight four remarkable artists who pay homage to their ancestral totems through their craft, each bringing their unique perspective to the forefront, as showcased by Art Centres who’ll be showcasing at Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) 2024.

Painting Through Feeling

Yindjibarndi painter Marlene Harold has developed an adaptive and original mix of dot and splatter techniques in her practice to create vivid, impressionistic depictions of Country.

Woven Together

Mary Dhapalany’s art practice is part of a rich tapestry of tradition woven together by women through countless generations.

Something to say

Renowned Torres Strait Islander artist Solomon Booth now explores jellyfish in his recent creations. His art tells both personal stories and shares important political messages.

DAAF’s Art Centre Christmas Gift Guide

A curated list of gifts from Indigenous-owned Art Centres’ to gift to loved ones in 2023.

Look Out For

Introducing the work of three artists who presented at the 2023 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair you should support.

In Close Conversation with Sonya Napaljarri Murphy

Delve into the desert textures, vibrant story, and the intimate process of creation that defines Sonya Napaljarri Murphy’s artistic journey.

DAAF 2023 Soars to New Heights

Another year of record representation, record attendance, and record sales solidifies DAAF as one of the most important cultural events in the country.

The Songs of our Elders

The 2023 NAIDOC theme, For Our Elders, pays homage to the vital role Elders play in First Nations communities. Elders keep culture alive and keep the stories in the art, so those stories can live on.

Caring for Country

Art Centres are professional art making studios, but they are also important community hubs, where artists can come together to share knowledge, culture and Country.

As Seen in Art Collector

Connecting to Country

DAAFF Yarns

News from our Indigenous Fashion Projects