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After generating more than $1.6 million for Aboriginal communities over one weekend in 2014, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) is back and will feature the work of some 2000 Indigenous artists this year.
The annual event, now in its ninth year, will run from Friday 7 August to Sunday 9 August and showcase the work of emerging and established Aboriginal artists represented by more than 50 Indigenous Art Centres from across the Top End.
Carving, screen printing, ghost net weaving and bark painting are just some of the forms of traditional art that will be on display and being created on site at a series of public demonstrations.
DAAF Foundation chair Franchesca Cubillo said this year’s event would be one third larger than 2014, which set a record for attendance and sales.
“This year’s event will showcase the raw and peerless beauty of artwork created by the oldest living culture in the world,” she said.
“It’s all about discovery – visitors can meet and purchase from recognised artists, as well as experience the excitement of unearthing emerging talent.”
MARK IT IN YOUR CALENDAR
EVENT: Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF)
WHERE: Darwin Convention Centre, Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, NT
WHEN: Friday 7 August – Sunday 9 August, 2015
TIME: Friday 7 August, 10am-4pm
Saturday 8 August, 10am-5pm
Sunday 9 August, 10am-4pm
WORKSHOPS: 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm daily
DANCING: 12.30pm daily
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