The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) showcases the creative work of the nation’s most established and emerging artists from a variety of different cultural across the country. From Friday August 11th – Sunday 13th August, you can head down to the Darwin Convention Centre where over 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres will be displaying their work.
It’s the perfect opportunity for the arty folk in the Top End to go along and meet the artists themselves, learn about their masterpieces, and purchase them directly from the Indigenous owned and incorporated Art Centres. And for the not-so-arty people in the community, it’s still an amazing opportunity to see what’s being created in some of our most remote locations!
Whether wood carvings, paintings, or canvases be your thing, there is plenty to feast your eyes on at the DAAF. Get your hands on a unique hand-made sculpture, a didgeridoo, or some cultural regalia, and shake hands with the wonderfully talented artists themselves, as they explain to you the meaning of their artwork in their culture.
Once you’ve had a gander at all the artwork, you can relax with a refreshing drink and enjoy some traditional dance performances, fashion shows and short films, or take part in one of the many artist workshops – a couple of us from the Ray White Bayside office will be heading along to get our art on. A few of us certainly need some pointers to bring us up to scratch!
Entry is free and the exhibition will be open from 10am – 4pm on Friday and Sunday, and staying open till 5pm on the Saturday. For more information, please visit http://www.darwinaboriginalartfair.com.au/.