Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) has announced a record sales result of $4.4 million from the 2023 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair.
The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair has been run 17 times, and the latest art fair injected $12 million into the Northern Territory economy.
DAAFF’s membership includes 78 art centres that collectively represent around 1,600 and Torres Strait Islander creatives.
Through its in-person and online event during August, 100% of revenue is returned directly to both the participating art centres and their local communities.
Since 2015, DAAFF has generated more than $26 million for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art sector.
"We are proud to not only celebrate a record $4.4 million in sales for DAAF but also to acknowledge the immeasurable opportunities the fair has provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives for the past 17 years," DAAF Foundation executive director, Claire Summers said.
"Our Indigenous Fashion Projects events, Country to Couture and the National Indigenous Fashion Awards, which are proudly hosted as a feature of the fair's program, also broke records this year, with 22 collections gracing the prestigious runway and 66 nominations shortlisted for the awards."
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9-11 August 2024
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