2021 Digital Program Coming Soon
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!
In 2021 the public program will continue, reimagined in the digital space with online Artist Masterclasses and more. Updated details and timings are to come. Ticket holders for any of the Artist Masterclasses will be contacted directly.
Public Program 2020
Look back to 2020
See what we got up to in our 2020 Public Program
If you missed out on our artist talks, cultural performances or lunchtime concert series you can watch them again here!
Recent DAAF News
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!
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!
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.