Darwin will become the nation’s cultural beacon in August, as the town braces for its biggest Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAFF) yet. Starting from August 9 with the From Country to Couture fashion show and culminating in the DAAFF Film…
Darwin will become the nation’s cultural beacon in August, as the town braces for its biggest Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAFF) yet.
Starting from August 9 with the From Country to Couture fashion show and culminating in the DAAFF Film Gala at the Deckchair Cinema on August 19, a packed calendar of prestigious cultural events will celebrate and showcase the work of more than 2000 Indigenous artists from across Australia, with 100 per cent of revenue going back to remote communities.
The annual Art Fair event was created eleven years ago as a platform to promote the art work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres and communicate the important economic role they play generating revenue for remote communities.
DAAFF will attract a record number of 66 Art Centres and activities this year, as well as securing the return of Australian model and the nation’s first Indigenous Miss World Australia finalist from the Northern Territory, Magnolia Maymuru, who will headline the From Country to Couture DAAFF Fashion Show.
Excerpt Taken from the July Media Alert
iMF will unfortunately not be present at the Darwin Aboriginal Arts Fair Foundation (DAAFF) Fashion show From Country to Couture but we are keeping a close eye and thanks to the wonderful people at Bastion Effect who are handling the media, we will still be able to bring you news and images from this event.
Judging by the runway images from last year, From Country to Couture (pictures below), promises to be an exciting showcase of our regional talent and I just can’t wait to see what comes down that runway.
The Fashion show is on the 9th August, 2017 at the SKYCITY Darwin, Beach side Pavilion. More information can be found here http://www.darwinaboriginalartfair.com.au