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Public Program

2021 Digital Program Coming Soon

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!

 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

Practising Art – Ceramics, Fine Jewellery and Sculpture

Practising Art – Ceramics, Fine Jewellery and Sculpture

Today we’re tackling ceramics, fine jewellery and sculpture, looking at just some of the incredible Art Centres and artists who are not only masters in these fields, but innovatively push them to new creative heights…

2021 Around Town – and Online!

2021 Around Town – and Online!

August is an amazing time to be in the Top End, with a typical year hosting a number of significant Indigenous events running alongside the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair! While like DAAF, a number of these have shifted online in the face of COVID-19, there is still plenty to celebrate – whether it be digitally or in person…

Practising Art – Textiles and Fashion

Practising Art – Textiles and Fashion

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!