Venue: DARWIN CONVENTION CENTRE
Address: Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, NT, Australia, 0800
A major Arts industry event
Showcasing the work of established and emerging artists from over 40 community owned incorporated Aboriginal art centres from across Australia.
Providing opportunities to meet the artists and to experience the amazing diversity of Australia’s Indigenous art. Ensuring that the proceeds of your purchases go direct to the artists and their communities.
Held from the 12 to 14th of August 2010 in Darwin on Larrakia Lands at the Convention Centre in the newly developed Waterfront Precinct the Fair coincides with the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, (NATSIAA’S) and the Darwin Festival, a time when the city of Darwin becomes the focal point of the nation for visitors with an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island arts.
Established in 2007, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair exists to provide Aboriginal owned Arts Centres a platform to market the works of the artists they represent. The Fair has grown rapidly since 2007 when 16 art centres participated, to 19 in 2008, 32 in 2009 and around 40 art centres for the 2010 event.
The Art Fair provides a unique opportunity for arts industry buyers and the public to purchase art directly from the Indigenous owned and incorporated art centres, to see the work of emerging as well as established artists, to meet the artists and to find out about the variety of different cultural groups producing art, as well as the range of styles, mediums and products available. There will be paintings on canvas, bark paintings, works on paper, timber and metal sculptures, limited edition prints, didjeridus, fibre art and jewelry.
The diversity of Indigenous art at the Fair is remarkable!