Darwin is home to the Larrakia People who have inhabited the land for thousands of years, and this amazing group of people have a rich culture that is well worth checking out, and that’s exactly what you can do at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair coming up Friday 7th August until Sunday 9th August. This year’s fair is part of the Darwin Festival, and will exhibit works from more than 50 Indigenous art centres from across the country. More than 2000 Aboriginal artists will be represented, and those visiting the show will have the opportunity to chat with the artists themselves and purchase pieces including both originals and prints.
In addition to the exciting collection exhibited, visitors will also have the chance to participate in art workshops facilitated by the artists themselves and watch the traditional Aboriginal dance shows that will be performed throughout the duration of the event.
From paintings on bark and canvases, through to sculpture and digeridoos, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair will give you a wonderful insight into the rich culture of Australia that pre-dates European settlement by many thousands of years.
Take part in a cultural experience that you just cannot miss, and make your way down to the Darwin Convention Centre from 10am until 4pm Friday 7th August until Sunday 9th August. Artist workshops will be held at 10am and 1pm each day, and dance performances will kick off at 12.30pm daily. Entry is free and you can find out more by visiting http://www.darwinfestival.org.au/show/darwin-aboriginal-art-fair/.