Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that the following pages may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.

DAAF 2024


Save the Date...

Immerse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, design and culture at the 18th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair with over 75 Art Centres from across Australia.

DAAF Takes Home a Brolga!

Join our DAAF Foundation Family

Together we can see our Art Centres thrive! Taking no commission on art sales, DAAF Foundation relies heavily on the generosity of our community. If you have the capacity, however big or small, we ask you to join the DAAF Foundation Family by making a tax deductible donation.

Join the Public Program

Art Centre Expressions of Interest are now open to be part of DAAF’s Public Program in 2024.

“DAAF Foundation does so much for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, helping to support and uncover this talent, and provide platforms to showcase their work. It means the world to me to be able to collaborate with such a respected organisation.”


Jessica Mauboy, DAAF Foundation Community Ambassador

About our Foundation

The DAAF Foundation celebrates the rich cultural and artistic diversity of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres. We are a not-for-profit, Indigenous organisation, owned and governed by the 75+ Art Centres we represent. The DAAF Foundation exists to provide vibrant and exciting platforms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture, with a reputation for innovation, diversity and cultural integrity.

What is an Art Centre?

Art Centres play an important role in maintaining and strengthening cultural practices. They operate as meeting places and offer opportunities for training, education, career pathways and enterprise…


Ethical Purchasing

DAAFF takes no commission. 100% of all art sales go directly back to the Art Centres, artists and their communities. 


Cultural Keepers Program

A national meeting place and platform connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curators with remote community artists, Arts Workers, and their Art Centres…


DAAF Public Program

Each year, a vibrant Public Program of cultural activities, dance performances, artist talks, workshops, children’s activities and more run alongside the Fair…


IFP collaborates with First Nations Australians working in textiles and fashion. Home of the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), Country to Couture showcase, Pathways Program, Best Practice Initiative and IFP Runway!


In Close Conversation with Sonya Napaljarri Murphy

In Close Conversation with Sonya Napaljarri Murphy

We’re revisiting some articles from this year’s Art Collector DAAF 2023 Special Edition. Here, Arlie Alizzi shares Sonya Napaljarri Murphy's painting journey.   Painting alongside her family, Sonya Napaljarri Murphy’s work is striking for its hypnotic colours and...

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DAAF 2023 Soars to New Heights

DAAF 2023 Soars to New Heights

Another year of record representation, record attendance, and record sales solidifies DAAF as one of the most important cultural events in the country. Words by Camilla Wagstaff _ Over almost two decades, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (affectionately known as DAAF)...

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The Songs of our Elders

The Songs of our Elders

Jessie Beasley collecting seeds on Alyawarr Country, Photographer Jesse Marlow, Image Courtesy of Barkly Regional Arts.Warning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that the following blog contains names of people who have died. We’re revisiting...

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The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation is deeply grateful for our supporters and partners.

The DAAF Foundation is a proud member of the Indigenous Artcode.