Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2019 | 2,000+ artists

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) is an open invitation to experience a range of contemporary art and design practices from the oldest continuous living culture in the world. Held on Larrakia Country, at the Darwin Convention Centre from 9 to 11 August, DAAF will showcase the work of more than 2,000 artists from 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community art centres across Australia, offering a rich exchange of art, culture and ideas.

Daisy Japulija of Mangkaja Arts working on her artwork for the Gorman Collection. Photograph: Mangkaja Arts, Western Australia. Courtesy Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Public program highlights include: film screenings, children’s activities, music, fashion and traditional dance performances, as well as artist talks on Saturday 10 August from 124pm, daily workshops and demonstrations on weaving, carving, screenprinting, painting and jewellery making, and the DAAF Foundation Indigenous Curators Program and Symposium, 7 to 9 August from 8.30am to 5pm.

Jeanie Napangardi Lewis working on her painting at Nyirripi. Courtesy Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation