Event Organiser Name:
First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation
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Saturday, July 2, 2022 - 10:00 to Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 17:00
Cost of Entry:
Overseas Passenger Terminal
National Indigenous Art Fair
The National Indigenous Art Fair will return to the Sydney Harbour foreshore July 2-3 2022 to showcase creations from First Nations artists, designers and makers from around the nation for its third annual art market. The art fair provides Sydneysiders with the opportunity to buy ethical, authentic art directly from the artists and includes two uniquely immersive days of Indigenous Australian art, design, bushfood and culture. Fifty art, craft, bushfood and design stalls, an Indigenous smoking ceremony, First Nations dance and singing performances, choirs, children’s activities, bush food cooking demonstrations and a massive communal weaving project all form part of the two-day event taking place at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in The Rocks. Fifty art, craft, bushfood and design stalls, an Indigenous smoking ceremony, First Nations dance performances and choirs, children’s activities, bush food cooking demonstrations and a massive communal weaving project all form part of the two-day event. “The National Indigenous Art Fair symbolises an incredible gathering of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives, with many travelling from the far corners of Australia — places like Ceduna, Haasts Bluff, the Tiwi Islands and Yuendumu. The art fair presents a rare and exciting opportunity for the broader community to interact directly with the makers and hear their stories,” said Peter Cooley, CEO of First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation, founders of the event. “We’re the first art fair to run live again since COVID struck two years ago. So, we’re kicking off the live art fair scene around Australia to a massive Sydney market who are keen to get out and experience the art and atmosphere.” From artworks to fashion, from jewellery to homewares and from native dyed textiles to children’s puzzles, these inventive artisans are exemplars of sustainability, working closely with the resources found in their own environment, and weaving Care for Country and creativity into one.