Visual Arts Australia

DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR

FREE EVENT

Presented by Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation

The 13th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair hosts more than 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community art centres from across Australia, who collectively represent more than 2,000 Aboriginal artists at the Fair. As well as seeing the very best in contemporary Indigenous art, visitors can meet the artists and purchase their work directly from the art centres. The vibrant public program welcomes everyone to participate in artist workshops, children’s activities, cultural and food experiences, and to enjoy traditional dancing performances.

The mission of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation is to encourage the production of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and assist with its promotion in an ethical business environment. The Foundation is committed to professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers and to contributing to the cultural aspirations of the art centres. 100% of all sales generated at the Fair goes back to support the arts centres’ communities.

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair showcases the work of emerging and established artists and provides a space to meet and learn from a variety of different cultural groups from across Australia. There is a range of styles and media available including paintings on canvas, bark paintings, works on paper, sculpture, didgeridoos, fibre art, textiles and cultural regalia. Artists talks, short films and two fashion shows will also feature in this year’s program.

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair welcomes you to come and engage with the contemporary creations of the oldest continuous living cultures in the world.

The 13th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair hosts more than 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community art centres from across Australia, who collectively represent more than 2,000 Aboriginal artists at the Fair. As well as seeing the very best in contemporary Indigenous art, visitors can meet the artists and purchase their work directly from the art centres. The vibrant public program welcomes everyone to participate in artist workshops, children’s activities, cultural and food experiences, and to enjoy traditional dancing performances.

The mission of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation is to encourage the production of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and assist with its promotion in an ethical business environment. The Foundation is committed to professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers and to contributing to the cultural aspirations of the art centres. 100% of all sales generated at the Fair goes back to support the arts centres’ communities.

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair showcases the work of emerging and established artists and provides a space to meet and learn from a variety of different cultural groups from across Australia. There is a range of styles and media available including paintings on canvas, bark paintings, works on paper, sculpture, didgeridoos, fibre art, textiles and cultural regalia. Artists talks, short films and two fashion shows will also feature in this year’s program.

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair welcomes you to come and engage with the contemporary creations of the oldest continuous living cultures in the world.

Credits
  • Photo Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation

Supported by Northern Territory Government, the Australian Government through the Ministry of the Arts IVAIS Program and Visual Arts & Crafts Strategy and Tim Fairfax Family Foundation

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