DAAFF – Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair | 11-13 Aug 2017
Last weekend we left Adelaide to visit sunny Darwin for the 11th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is at the Darwin Convention Centre with stalls from over sixty Indigenous community Art Centres.
On the first day we spent time catching up with some clients and friends at galleries around Darwin, sharing in a coffee and a chat in the warm weather, then it was off to the Art Fair.
It was great to see such a wide variety of artwork represented from all across Australia – from the vibrant splashes of colours of Martumili Artsist (WA) to the natural ochres and liner designs of Injalak Arts (NT). We the majority of our time exploring the art fair, making connections with new art centres and visiting friends from art centres we have worked with for a long time
The following day we checked out a fantastic exhibition ‘Yirringinkiri Pwoja – On painting and body painting’ at the Hilton Double Tree, a collaborative exhibition by Munupi Arts, Jilamara Arts & Craft Association and Ngaruwanajirri Inc. The exhibition featured a range of works with a limited colour palette of yellow red and white ochres. The exhibition was outstanding and a highlight of our time in Darwin.
After we managed to drag ourselves away from The Tiwi exhibition we were off to The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) at the Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. The exhibition represented the highest quality of Aboriginal Art. It was hard to pick a favourite!
Before our return to Adelaide we checked out Mindil Beach Markets and watched the sun set at The Trailer Boat Club. Thanks to everyone we managed to catch up with in Darwin!
We look forward to bringing some new artwork from art centres around Australia into our galleries in Adelaide. We will see you next year!