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The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Returns

6-8 August 2021

Join us at the Darwin Convention Centre this August…

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

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As the end of financial year approaches, see how you can contribute to support our Art Centres…

Image | courtesy of Merrepen Arts

NIFA

TUES 3 AUGUST 2021

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 in fashion and textiles…

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Country to Couture

WED 4 AUGUST 2021

The annual showcase of First Nations textiles and fashion returned in 2020. Watch the online broadcast now, and stay tuned for details on the upcoming August event!

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Public Program

AUGUST 2021

The vibrant Public Program runs alongside the Fair each year, with artist talks, masterclasses, material demonstrations, children’s activities, dance and cultural performances, and more!

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Cultural Keepers Program

AUGUST 2021

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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Join us Online!

DAAFF’s Digital Program of Artist Masterclasses starts this June…

Image | courtesy of Injalak Arts

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!

DAAF News

DAAFF Yarns… with Chad Creighton, AACHWA

DAAFF Yarns… with Chad Creighton, AACHWA

DAAFF Yarns… with Chad Creighton, CEO of AACHWA In our new series, we’ll be giving you a peek inside the country’s major Art Centre Peak Bodies.  These organisations play a vital role within Indigenous arts, acting as a support and voice for the Art Centres which in...

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DAAFF Yarns… with Spinifex Hill Artists

DAAFF Yarns… with Spinifex Hill Artists

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,...

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DAAFF Yarns… with Philip Watkins, Desart

DAAFF Yarns… with Philip Watkins, Desart

Cover Image | The Pound, Balgo, Photo courtesy Warlayirti Artists. DAAFF Yarns… with Philip Watkins, CEO of Desart Over the next few months, we’ll be giving you a peek inside Australia’s major Art Centre Peak bodies.  These organisations play a critical role within...

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The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation is deeply grateful for our supporters and partners.