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The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation

Be a part of invigorating and inspiring Australia’s Indigenous art legacy, culture and the lives of over 2000 artists, in over seventy communities from across Australia.

DAAFF takes no commissions from works sold from our Art Centres, so we rely on your generosity to continue to support remote communities to not only survive, but to thrive.

We welcome you to join the DAAFF family and become:

  • A daafFRIEND for a donation of $120 or $10 per month
  • A daaf1000 member for $1,000 or $84 per month 
  • A daafCHAMP for $5000 or $417 per month
  • Or give whatever you can to support us

Donations $2 and above are Tax Deductible


Becoming a daafFRIEND involves a donation of $120 per year and in recognition of your support, the foundation will provide you with:

  • A tax-deductible receipt
  • Email updates throughout the year that share exclusive news about our annual program, participating Art Centres and our satellite events
  • An invitation and complimentary entry to DAAF’s VIP Opening Ceremony and Industry Preview at the Darwin Convention Centre (2021)
  • Opportunities to buy tickets to DAAF events before the general public 

daaf1000 members will contribute directly to the Foundation’s initiatives and develop new, innovative professional development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Centres, Arts Workers and artists.

We ask that all daaf1000 members donate $1,000 in this annual giving program (tax deductible and payable annually or monthly). This is a monthly donation of $84!

In recognition of your support, daaf1000 members will receive:

  • Email and online updates, including exclusive news on opportunities to get involved
  • Written daaf1000 acknowledgement in DAAF Program
  • 2 x invitations to our Supporter Cocktail function (2021)
  • 2 x invitations to the VIP DAAF Opening Ceremony and Industry Preview (2021)
  • Access to pre-sale tickets (get the best seats in the house during the priority booking period) to From County to Couture. (2021)

In recognition of your support DAAFF will offer the opportunity to: 

  • Personalised email up-dates, including exclusive news & special offers
  • Written daafCHAMPS acknowledgement in DAAF Program and on website
  • Invitation (+ guest) to DAAF Breakfast & Bump-in with Art Centres & Arts Workers at Darwin Convention Centre. This will offer you the exclusive opportunity to see the artworks as they are unpacked by their Art Centres!
  • Four VIP invitations to DAAF’s Opening Night Preview at the Darwin Convention Centre
  • Invitation (+ guest) to our Supporter Cocktail function with the DAAF Chair, Board Directors and Executive Director after the VIP Opening Ceremony
  • VIP seating for four people to attend ‘From Country to Couture’ – the DAAFF Fashion Show



Front cover image: Maureen Poulson Napangarti, Kapi Tjukurrpa – Kalipinypa, Acrylic on Linen, 2019. Courtesy Papunya Tjupi Arts

Together we make a difference.

Recent DAAF News

DAAFF Yarns… with Erub Arts

DAAFF Yarns… with Erub Arts

Up in the North Eastern Torres Strait, surrounded by reefs and traditional stone fish traps, lies the island Erub (Darnley Island). Erub is home to a remote community of around 400 Erubam Le (that’s people in local Miriam Mer language). That might seem pretty small on first pass, but with the establishment of the internationally renowned Art Centre Erub Arts, this community certainly punches above its weight when it comes to preserving, promoting and continuing First Nations culture.

DAAFF Yarns… with Chad Creighton, AACHWA

DAAFF Yarns… with Chad Creighton, 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 turn provide sustained growth and agency for First Nations Communities. Peak Body responsibilities cover everything from advocacy to business support, professional development to sales and marketing.
Today we chat to the CEO of the Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia (AACHWA), Chad Creighton. AACHWA is the Peak Body for the Art Centres of Western Australia (WA).

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, speaking with Sophia Constantine, Manager at Spinifex Hill Studio and artists Sheila Gardiner, Nyangulya Katie Nalgood and Willarra Barker.