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 12-4pm, 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