Darwin’s Aboriginal Art Fair set to showcase works from around the world

DARWIN, Australia, July 21. 2, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives will be celebrated in Darwin, Australia, August 2-7 in an unmissable showcase of art, design and culture at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair ( DAAF ) Series of emblematic Foundation events.

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) is Australia’s largest and most famous First Nations visual arts event, returning for the 16e year to take place both online and in person from August 5-7.

The internationally acclaimed art fair is held alongside the Foundation’s two Indigenous fashion project events, Country to Couture on August 2, and the National Indigenous Fashion Awards on August 3, bringing together indigenous First Nations artists and designers. Australia’s most acclaimed and fastest growing nationally and globally. arrange.

As Australia’s only such event, the DAAF has established a reputation as one of the country’s most important and internationally recognized art events, creating a unique opportunity to connect and purchase art from ethical manner directly with the art centers, as well as to meet the artists. and experience first-hand their cultural heritage, stories, history and traditional artistic practices through a range of masterclasses, lectures and demonstrations.

DAAF 2022 is on track to be the most successful and broadest yet, with a record 76 arts centers participating in the Foundation’s first hybrid delivery of the event. In 2021, the Fair achieved a record turnover of A$3.12 million, with 100% of profits going to arts centers and their communities. The Fair itself does not take any commission on the works sold.

The DAAF Foundation is proud to be part of a collective of organizations championing the music, arts and ideas of the world’s oldest living cultures. Taking place in Australia’s Top End each July-August, alongside the DAAF Foundation’s famous fashion fairs and events, will be:

  • Garma Party | Yothu Yindi Foundation | July 29 – August 1
  • Salon of the Rejected | Living Room Art Projects | August 3-13
  • Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards | Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery | August 5, 2022 – January 2023
  • National Indigenous Music Awards | NT Music | August 6

The first week of August is expected to be one of the biggest showcases of First Nations talent in the world. Music, art and culture will collide as The Collective unite to bring audiences a unique experience across the creative industries of the Northern Territory.

For more information on the 16th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and for priority access to the digital art fair, go to daaf.com.au/register.

Georgina Dawson
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