Pammy Foster, Julie Beasley and Susie Peterson in the Barkly Regional Arts booth at DAAF
In early August, Epenarra artists Julie Beasley, Pammy Foster, and Susie Peterson travelled to Darwin to represent the Artists of the Barkly collective at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. The Barkly Regional Arts booth showcased a diverse collection of works from forty artists, online and onsite at the Darwin Convention Centre.
DAAF is an annual event that showcases the contemporary works of more than 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres from across the nation.
Julie and Susie bumping into our DAAF booth.
A successful weekend of sales
Barkly Regional Arts made record sales at DAAF with collectors visiting from all over Australia. A big weekend of sales is great news for artists; income generated from art sales goes directly into artist’s pockets and supports the continued operation of Barkly Regional Arts supported art studios in Tennant Creek, Epenarra, Canteen Creek, and Elliott.
Julie Beasley with her work at the Salon des Refusés
Building Artist Profiles
DAAF also offers an opportunity to build artist profiles, both at the fair and at other Darwin Festival Events. Julie Beasley, Rita Beasley and Susie Peterson saw their works exhibited at the Salon des Refusés, an annual exhibition exhibition of works submitted but not shortlisted for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA).
Supporting our organisation helps our programs grow and develop, allowing us to increase access to the arts in the Barkly region.
Barkly Regional Arts acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples who live in the Barkly region. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work. We pay our respects to the Elders of this land, past, present and emerging.