The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF), Australia's largest Indigenous art event, will be held in an online format for the first time this year, providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts lovers a unique digital platform through which to connect.
Staged by the not-for-profit Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation and now in its 14th year, the online DAAF program is set to run for nine days from 6-14 August 2020. It will comprise:
- 14th Annual Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
The new online platform will connect Arts Centres with art buyers while creating wider community awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in innovative ways. Online exhibition portals will be included on the DAAF website to enable Art Centres to showcase and sell their artists’ work. DAAF takes no commissions on the artworks sold, with 100% of sales returning to Art Centres and their communities.
A vibrant program of cultural performances, artist workshops and demonstrations, Indigenous food experiences, panel discussions and a children’s collaborative art project will be hosted on the DAAF website and social channels.
Cultural Keepers Program. Six online sessions will bring together Indigenous curators, senior Art Centre staff and special guests from international Indigenous Nations to facilitate an exchange of stories and a ‘behind the scenes’ look into the world of arts workers and curators.
- Inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards
A celebration of innovation, diversity and ethical practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and fashion designers, the NIFAs will culminate in an awards ceremony, broadcast to NITV’s social channels, in August.
The popular Country to Couture fashion show has been postponed, with consideration being given to running it as a separate event later in the year, pending changes to current restrictions.
Registrations are now open, visit: daaf.com.au/register/ to sign up now