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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 – Weaving and Ghost Net Work

Practising Art – Weaving and Ghost Net Work

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!

Practising Art – Carving, Bark and Woodwork

Practising Art – Carving, Bark and Woodwork

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.