2016 Event Highlights

2016 Event Highlights 2017-03-30T17:00:30+00:00

Please enjoy our 2016 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair wrap up reel which revisits some of our favourite moments from the 10th Anniversary celebrations!

2016 Highlights

  • A record 61 Art Centres participating at DAAF 2016
  • DAAF 2016 generating over $2.038 million for the Indigenous arts sector and 100% of those sales go back to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Over 10,000 visitors through the doors
  • DAAFF presented its inaugural Fashion Show: “From Country to Couture”, which combined the talents of twelve Indigenous Art Centres The show was headlined by East Arnhem Land’s Magnolia Maymuru.
  • Five cultural performances from different regions of Australia including dancers from the Torres Strait Islands (QLD), Kimberley (WA), Katherine regions (NT)
  • DAAFF hosted its first panel discussion. The topic was “What is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art?”
  • DAAFF launched its first film festival which included three feature films over three nights at the Deckchair Cinema. This also included short films from Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and Tjarlirli Art.
  • 12 artist workshops that were presented at both DAAF and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and four kids’ activity stations!

2016 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

DAAF 2016 Fashion Show