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Want to be part of the 2024 DAAF Public Program?

Expressions of Interest for 2024 is NOW CLOSED!

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is set to return to Larrakia Country at the Darwin Convention Centre this 9 – 11 August 2024 –  and with it – the vibrant Public Program featuring Artist Talks, Demonstrations, Masterclasses, Children’s Activities, Cultural Performances, and more!

Once again, we’re calling out for Expressions of Interest to take part in the Public Program, AND to be part of our Digital Programs that take place throughout the year!

There are many ways for you and your Art Centre to take part, share your craft, culture and stories.

Expressions of Interest is NOW CLOSED.

Abai Sagulau Buai Dance Team from Badu Island, Torres Strait, with Steven Oliver DAAF, 2022, Photo by Dylan Buckee
Melville Islanc / Tiwi Singers and Dancers, Munupi Arts and Culture and Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association, with Hon Chansey Paech, DAAF, Opening Ceremony, 2023, Photo by Dylan Buckee.

Ways to get involved in the 2024 Public Program…

Dance & Cultural Performances
Daily dances and cultural performances are a huge feature of the DAAF Public Program, drawing crowds to the centre sand pit area, at the Darwin Convention Centre to be immersed in the moves of dancers from across Australia.
Artist Masterclasses
Artist masterclasses provide audiences with the opportunity to meet your Art Centre’s amazing artists and learn first hand about Indigenous art practices, culture and your community. The DAAF Public Program will support up to six artist masterclasses.
Children’s Activity Station
Featuring hands-on learning opportunities for kids aged 5-12, these workshops are designed to be an immersive and educative introduction to Indigenous art and culture. Children have the opportunity to meet your Art Centre’s artists and learn about different artistic techniques.
Artist Talks & Demonstrations
Designed to provide a deeper understanding of the way artists work, the stories that underpin their art, and how buyers can care for and maintain works when purchased. The demonstrations will be delivered in an open studio style format, with an artwork Conservator, and Indigenous Curator guiding questions and discussion.
Weaving with Regina Wilson, Durrmu Arts, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2023, Photo by Leicolhn McKellar.