Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) 2023
10 – 13 August 2023
Darwin Convention Centre & Online | Darwin NT
Anindilyakwa Arts was back in a big way for the 17th annual DAAF event – with two stalls at the in-person event and an online stall.
Our newly-launched 2023 Bush Dye Capsule Collection and our handmade statement jewellery was on sale in the Convention Centre concourse where buyers could learn about our artists unique Bush Dye process and get fashion advice and styling tips from our talented arts workers.
Inside the auditorium, the Anindilyakwa Arts stall showcased the very best of our newest work including contemporary ghost net bags and pandanus weavings, our original bush dye collection in new season colours, hand-carved wood sculptures, barks and ceremonial items.
Excitingly, Anindilyakwa Arts also launched two new projects for public purchase at the art fair. The women’s art program bought a small collection of curated Dadikwakwa-kwa (doll shell) sets for purchase. Created after the NATSIAA finailist Dadikwakwa-kwa collection, these sets represented small family units and stories of the archipelago.
Our men’s art program launched their own successful cultural revitalisation program of maminjirrada (hook spears). The men are proud to say that their maminjirrada and accompanying awulmarra (woomeras) flew off the walls with nearly all new pieces finding homes. They are busy making a new collection for exhibition later in the year.