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BAB-BARRA: Women Printing Culture. By Claire Summers

Humming away in an unassuming mudbrick building in Maningrida, a remote Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land, is the Bábbarra Women’s Centre. One should not be fooled by its humble exterior, for within its walls are some of Australia most exciting textile designs. The centre began as a women’s refuge in 1983, which was a time [...]

By | 2017-11-23T16:41:26+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|General, Latest News|0 Comments

11th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

DAAF was held 11-13 August 2017 and showcased the work of over 50 art centres from across Australia. Executive Director, Claire Summers, shares the highlights of this year’s fair. The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (affectionately known as DAAF) provides an amazing and genuine opportunity for arts industry buyers, and art and design aficionados, to purchase art directly [...]

By | 2017-10-20T12:19:33+00:00 August 29th, 2017|General, Latest News|0 Comments

The DAAF Fashion Show 2016, “From Country to Couture” – Relive the excitement!

In 2016, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair celebrated its 10th Anniversary. As part of the celebrations, the DAAF Foundation presented an exciting new event to the program: “From Country to Couture” - The DAAF Fashion Show! It was held on Friday, 5th August 2016 and welcomed over 400 guests. This spectacular event was the culmination [...]

By | 2017-01-30T17:27:22+00:00 November 17th, 2016|General, Latest News|0 Comments

The Launch of the 2016 DAAFF Film Festival

The inaugural DAAFF Indigenous Film Festival was showcased at the iconic Darwin Deckchair Cinema from the 10-12th August 2016.  Three feature films were screened very three balmy nights including:  Ten Canoes, Putuparri and the Rain Makers and Bran Nue Dae. Each night DAAFF raffled the generous donations of stunning art works from participating Art Centres. [...]

By | 2017-03-30T14:55:22+00:00 November 17th, 2016|General, Latest News|0 Comments

DAAF PANEL DISCUSSION – A new event to DAAF 2016

Our panel discussion was yet another new event that was created to celebrate DAAF’s 10th Anniversary! The topic  “What is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art” generated robust discussions and encouraged the audience to think deeply about the very constructs of Indigenous art. Our own Franchesca Cubillo moderated the conversation which was animated by panelists [...]

By | 2017-01-30T17:50:10+00:00 November 17th, 2016|General, Latest News|0 Comments

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair has been celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art for a decade

By: Claire Summers, Executive Director, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation The nature of Art Centres and their journey to the fair, the role of art fairs in the Australian marketplace, and the evolution of DAAF over the past 10 years   The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair has been celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art [...]

By | 2017-07-12T09:50:50+00:00 October 17th, 2016|General, Latest News|0 Comments

Art Centre Spotlight: The Western Desert

The Western Desert style of acrylic painting is one of the most internationally recognised styles of Aboriginal art. The eruption of this artistic movement in the 1970s is associated with various groups from across the Western Desert region including the Pintupi, Luritja, Walpiri, Arrernte, and Anmatyerre peoples who were forcibly moved from their lands and [...]

By | 2016-11-21T13:20:37+00:00 May 20th, 2016|General, Latest News|0 Comments

Save the date! The 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair will be held from 5-7th August 2016

“Where We Gather” - The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair from Digital Storytellers on Vimeo. Save the date! This year, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and we’d love you to join us! The fair will be held from the 5th-7th August 2016, at the Darwin Convention Centre. We will be showcasing [...]

By | 2016-11-22T11:27:16+00:00 March 17th, 2016|General, Latest News|0 Comments

The Fair has begun! Plus an exciting new way YOU can support the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

The 9th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair was officially launched on Thursday the 6th of August by Darwin Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim and DAAF Chair Franchesca Cubillo, with a special performance by the One Mob Different Country Dancers. The festivities will continue over the next three days with Artist workshops, presentations and of course the huge [...]

By | 2016-11-22T11:28:53+00:00 August 7th, 2015|General, Latest News|0 Comments

Introducing the Art Centres joining the Fair for the first time!

We are thrilled to have several Art Centres joining the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair for the very first time in 2015. Please join us in welcoming Marnin Enterprise Studio, Badu Art Centre, Nagula Jarndu and the Indigenous Art Centre Alliance. Meet the Artists, hear their stories and see the art works when the fair kicks [...]

By | 2016-11-14T13:24:46+00:00 July 6th, 2015|General, Latest News|0 Comments