National Indigenous Art Fair: A Celebration of Indigenous Art and Culture in Sydney

Sydney’s annual National Indigenous Art Fair (NIAF) is back with a two-day celebration of Indigenous art, culture, performance, and food. Taking place on Gadigal Land at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in The Rocks, the fair offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience Indigenous culture firsthand and support Indigenous artists directly.

A Diverse Marketplace The NIAF is known for its expansive ethical marketplace, featuring artworks, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, and artifacts from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from remote community-owned art centers in the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia. This provides an opportunity for art enthusiasts and collectors to purchase beautiful, authentic pieces while supporting Indigenous communities.

Cultural Displays and Performances The fair goes beyond just art sales; it immerses visitors in Indigenous culture through a variety of engaging activities. Guests can enjoy dance performances, cultural displays, and interactive Indigenous weaving circles and workshops for both adults and children. This rich cultural program offers a unique insight into Indigenous traditions and practices.

Bushfood Tasting and Learning One of the highlights of the event is the chance to taste and learn about native bushfood. This culinary experience adds another layer of cultural immersion to the fair, allowing visitors to explore the flavors and culinary heritage of Indigenous Australia.

Event Details The National Indigenous Art Fair will be held on Saturday, June 29 (10 am – 5 pm) and Sunday, June 30, 2024 (10 am – 4 pm). Entry is only $2.50, with free admission for children under 5 years old.

Presented by First Hand Solutions The NIAF is proudly presented by Sydney-based First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation in partnership with the Port Authority of NSW, Destination NSW, University of Technology Sydney, Gilbert + Tobin, Meers Foundation, Australian Design Centre, the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program, Artwatch, and Mercure Sydney.

Don’t miss this incredible event that celebrates Indigenous art and culture, while providing an opportunity to support and connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities.

The National Indigenous Cultural Centre (NICC) is an Indigenous home.
We provide Indigenous products, music, art and news.
If you want Indigenous gifts and merchandise, bush tucker food at your next event or Indigenous entertainment at your next party, expo or conference, feel free to contact us!

Visit our page:
Tony Clemenger.
Chief Executive Officer.
Tel: 0419431649.
Level 1 397 Chapel Street South Yarra 3141.


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