Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair fashion awards winners

[supplied by DAAF]


Paul McCann won the Cultural Adornment and Wearable Art Award. Image: supplied

With over 31 nominees across 6 unique categories, the event was a joyous occasion that celebrated the innovation, rich cultural diversity and ethical practices of Australia’s First Nations peoples in fashion and textiles.


People came together for the ceremony in Darwin, which was streamed live around Australia and the world. 

The evening was hosted by Rachel Hocking, with an address from the Honourable Lauren Moss, Minister for Education, Children, Youth, Seniors and Women, along with a beautiful Welcome to Country from Aunty Bilawara Lee. 


We were also delighted that Her Honour the Administrator, the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran could join us. 

Winners' list:

Paul McCann

For the Cultural Adornment and Wearable Art Award

Co-presented with Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation


Denni Francisco, Ngali

For the Fashion Design Award

Co-presented with Country Road


Eunice Napanangka Jack, Ikuntji Artists

For the Textile Design Award

Co-presented with RMIT University


Anindilyakwa Arts with Dr Aly de Groot and Anna Reynolds

For the Community Collaboration Award

Co-presented by Darwin Innovation Hub


Mylene Holroyd of Pormpuraaw Art & Culture featuring Simone Arnol designs

For the Environmental and Social Contribution Award

Co-presented with Northern Territory Government


Bima Wear

For the Special Recognition Award

Co-presented with Northern Territory Government


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