DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR
Fashion will be at the forefront when the 12th annual Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) gets underway this month.
Growing annually and with almost 10,700 attendees in 2017, the 2018 DAAF will feature a selection of prestigious cultural events and activities, kicking off with the popular From Country to Couture fashion show on August 8.
DAAF will showcase the work of more than 2000 Indigenous artists from across Australia, with 100% of revenue going back to remote communities.
Since the inaugural event 12 years ago, the Fair has cemented itself as a platform to ethically promote the artwork of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres and communicate the important economic role they play in generating revenue for remote communities. It has also become a wider platform to discuss modern Indigenous culture, issues and ideas.
The only national event of its kind, DAAF generated a record $2.23 million in 2017 and a total of $8.83 million over the past five years and has secured a reputation as one of the country’s most significant and internationally recognised arts events.
This year’s calendar includes cultural performances, workshops and demonstrations, kids activity stations and the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) panel discussion.
“DAAF provides a genuine opportunity for arts industry buyers and art and design aficionados to purchase art directly from Indigenous owned and incorporated Art Centres from right across Australia,” said Executive Director Claire Summers.
For further information, visit www.daaf.com.au.