National Indigenous Art Fair Sydney – June 29-30, 2024

Dates: June 29-30, 2024
Location: National Indigenous Art Fair 130 Argyle Street The Rocks NSW 2000 Australia

Celebrate modern Indigenous Australian art, design, food, and culture at the annual National Indigenous Art Fair Overseas Passenger Terminal, held at Gadigal Country in The Rocks, Sydney.

This renowned yearly event, situated on Sydney Harbour’s gorgeous waterfront, highlights the most recent award-winning ideas and inventions by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, designers, and makers from throughout the country.

The National Indigenous Art Fair also brings together an outstanding group of indigenous creatives, many of whom travel from remote parts of Australia, such as Ramingining, the Tiwi Islands, and Yuendumu in Northern Territory.

There will also be a vibrant festival atmosphere with bush tucker cooking demonstrations, weaving and cultural workshops, live music, children’s activities, and Aboriginal dance performances.

The National Indigenous Art Fair: Celebrating First Nations Creativity

The National Indigenous Art Fair is a vibrant celebration of creativity, culture, and community. Held annually on Gadigal Land in The Rocks, Sydney, this event brings together First Nations artists, designers, and makers from around Australia. In 2024, the fair will mark its fifth year, promising an exciting showcase of Indigenous art and talent.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, June 30, 2024
Time: 10 am – 5 pm (Saturday), 10 am – 4 pm (Sunday)
Location: Overseas Passenger Terminal, 130 Argyle St, The Rocks, NSW1

What to Expect

Art Market: The Overseas Passenger Terminal will be transformed into a bustling marketplace, featuring over 50 stallholders. Here, you can explore and purchase a diverse range of art, handmade jewelry, homewares, and more. All proceeds directly support the artists and First Nations communities.

Performances and Discussions: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Indigenous Australia. Enjoy live music, dance performances, and engaging panel discussions. Learn about the stories behind the art and the significance of each piece.

Weaving Workshop: Join Aboriginal Master Weaver Regina Pilawuk Wilson for a weaving workshop. Discover the ancient art of weaving and create your own unique piece using traditional techniques.

Ochre on Paper Workshop: Injalak Artists will lead an ochre on paper workshop. Explore the use of natural pigments and create stunning artworks inspired by Indigenous traditions.

Supporting Remote Indigenous Artists

The National Indigenous Art Fair recognizes the economic challenges faced by residents of Australia’s remote Indigenous communities. By opening the marketplace to remote art centers, the fair provides a viable pathway for artists to showcase their work and sustain their livelihoods. Your $2.50 entry fee directly supports these talented creators and their communities.

A Cultural Feast

As you step into the National Indigenous Art Fair, you’ll be surrounded by creativity, passion, and the spirit of connection. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a curious visitor, or someone seeking to learn more about Indigenous culture, this event promises an unforgettable experience.

Mark your calendar for June 29-30, 2024, and join us at the Overseas Passenger Terminal to celebrate the resilience, beauty, and diversity of First Nations art. Admission is only $2.50, with free entry for children under 5 years old3. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary celebration!