2018 Public Program

2018 Public Program 2018-08-09T16:13:40+00:00

The 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Friday, 10 August
10am – 4pm: open to the public

Saturday, 11 August
10am – 5pm: open to the public

Sunday, 12 August
10am – 4pm: open to the public

Entry to the Art Fair is free – donations are very welcome!

Where: Darwin Convention Centre. Open in Google Maps

Cultural Performance & Storytelling

Friday, August 10
11am – Eip Karem Beizam Dance Team, Torres Strait Dancers
12.30pmSand Animation Workshop with Mervyn Street of Mangkaja Arts
2pm  – One Mob Different Country Dance Troupe

Saturday, August 11
11am – Tjukuritja Dance Company, APY Lands
12.30pmSand Animation Workshop with Mervyn Street of Mangkaja Arts
2pm –  Eip Karem Beizam Dance Team, Torres Strait Dancers

Sunday, August 12
11am – Eip Karem Beizam Dance Team, Torres Strait Dancers
2pm – Tjukuritja Dance Company, APY Lands

Free to attend – donations are very welcome!

Where: Darwin Convention Centre. Open in Google Maps

Children’s Artist Connection & Gallery Space

Daily
The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair welcomes young people to be part of a dynamic and interactive opportunity to connect with artists and respond through collaborative workshops.  This new hands-on children’s space will give children an insight into artist’s lives, their country and the processes involved in creating pieces of interpretation. Children will be delighted with stories of a magical nature and the intricacies of Aboriginal art styles from across  Australia: Desert, Arnhem land, Savannah and coastal regions.

Children will also be able to immerse themselves in a collaborative art project.

11am-1pm Daily
Renown artist Helen Ganalmirriwuy and her sister Helen Milminydjarrk, from Milingimbi Art and Culture, will demonstrate and teach basic weaving techniques using natural fibres including gunga ga bulgurr (pandanus and kurrajong). They’ll use raw materials that were harvested from Yurrwi and surrounding islands, and dyed with natural dyes. The ladies will tell their stories as the children are taught to weave a small circular gunga pendant strung on hand twined bulgurr.

FREE and open to all ages.

When: Daily during the Art Fair 10-12 August

Where: Darwin Convention Centre halls 1-4 Open in Google Maps

Indigenous Food Experience

Join the Karen Sheldon Catering team to engage in a hands-on demonstration preparing wattleseed rolls.  Learn about nutritious and tasty native ingredients and their origins used in wattleseed rolls, saltbush dukkah and bushfood jams, while your buns are baking.  Limited places available.

WHEN: Sunday, 12 August 2018

TIME: 1.30pm – 3.30pm (workshop duration: 2hrs)

ENTRY: $35

WHERE: Darwin Convention Centre Forecourt (Outdoors) Open in Google Maps

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Artist Talks

The artist talks include a series of 4 discussions about some of the incredible projects, collaborations and achievement of DAAF’s participating Art Centres.

WHEN:  Friday, 10 August 2018. 11am – 3pm

ENTRY: FREE

WHERE: Darwin Convention Centre Forecourt (Outdoors) Open in Google Maps

Artist Workshops and Demonstrations

Friday, August 10

11.00am – 3.00pm –  Erub Arts demonstrating ghost net weaving at Darwin Convention Centre (Halls 1-4)

11.00am – 3.00pm –  Waringarri Aboriginal Arts presenting boab carving at the Darwin Convention Centre (outdoors)

Saturday, August 11

11.00am-3.00pm –  Tiwi Designs Aboriginal Corporation demonstrating screen printing on fabric & paper presented at the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

11.00am-3.00pm – Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands presenting watercolour masterclass at the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

11.00am-3.00pm – Artists of Ampilatwatja painting bush medicines on canvas presented at the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

11.00am-3.00pm –  Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation demonstrating bark painting Darwin Convention Centre, Halls 1-4

11.00am-3.00pm –  Ikuntji Artists demonstrating seed jewellery making, Darwin Convention Centre,  Outdoors

Sunday, August 12

11.00am-3.00pm –  Gab Titui Cultural Centre demonstrating traditional weaving with fibre presented at the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

11.00am-3.00pm –  Kaiela Arts river story painting workshop presented at the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

11.00am-3.00pm –  Warmun Arts Centre demonstrating ochre painting presented at the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

11.00am-3.00pm –   Anindilyakwa Art & Culture demonstrating rope making with bush dyed fabric at the Darwin Convention Centre, Halls 1-4

11.00am-3.00pm – Arlpwe Artists acrylic painting canvas bookmarks, Darwin Convention Centre, Outdoors.

The artists workshops are free – donations are very welcome!

Where: Darwin Convention Centre. Open in Google Maps

Demonstrations, Launches & Broadcasts

Daily

Caring for Artworks – Indigenous Arts Workers and Melbourne University conservator demonstrate handy techniques to keep artworks in great condition.  Presented by ANKA.

Desart presents its 2017 Desart Art Worker Photography Prize in the Darwin Convention Centre Foyer

Radio Larrakia 94.5FM broadcasts live from the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Art Collector presents the 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair mini magazine, the 2017 Art Collector Guide to Indigenous Art Centres, and the Art Collector, (July-September 2018) edition

Indigenous Art Code will provide information about their service and welcome new members

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light” installations, presented by NT Major Events 

Saturday, August 11, 3pm

Book launch for Julie Gough’s “Fugitive History”

Fugitive History: The Art of Julie Gough celebrates Gough’s artistic practice through a remarkable diversity of form and approach, from printmaking to installations and film. Her artistic output is impressive, and her work internationally recognised. This monograph enables a wider view of an intense project of art making over more than two decades. It is a publication by the University of Western Australia.

Join Julie Gough for the launch of Fugitive History on the 11 August 2018, 3pm, in halls 1-4 at the Darwin Convention Centre.

DAAF & MAGNT Bus Shuttle

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory are collaborating together once again to present the Darwin Indigenous Art Hop On, Hop Off, Bus”.

The free service will run between the Museum and the DAAF every 30 mins on:

  • Saturday, 11 August, 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday, 12 August, 10am to 4pm
See the highlights from the 2017 DAAF!

Please note that the event details outline on this website are correct at the time of publishing, but are subject to change at the discretion of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation.