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Join us for an exclusive VIP Tour of the National Indigenous Art Fair (NIAF) this July in Sydney, guided by NIAF Curator and Munkata Yuin woman Lyndsay Urquhart.
This tour is being offered for the first time in NIAF's history and offers a unique and inspiring immersion into First Nations art, creativity and culture from all over Australia. Learn more about the remarkable artists and art centres that set the stage for NIAF 2022 and for the first time ever have the opportunity to meet the artists in person to discuss their works and creative processes.
About the National Indigenous Art Fair
The National Indigenous Art Fair (NIAF) is an iconic annual event held on Sydney Harbour’s stunning foreshore, showcasing the latest award-winning ideas and innovations from Indigenous artists, designers and makers from remote art centres around the country. Each community brings their own range of unique handcrafted and limited-edition items, produced using locally sourced materials, natural fibres and dyes.
From artworks to design objects, fashion, jewellery, homewares, native dyed textiles, and kids puzzles, these inventive artisans are exemplars of sustainability, working closely with the resources found in their own environment, weaving Care for Country and creativity into one. The event will feature over 50 art and design stalls, Indigenous Smoking Ceremony, performances and choirs; workshops, children’s activities and bush food cooking demonstrations; a massive communal weaving project; plus a panel discussion speaking to the 2022 NAIDOC theme ‘Get Up, Stand up, Show Up.’
NIAF 2022 is being held on the 2 and 3 of July 2022 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in The Rocks, Sydney
Lyndsay Urquhart - NIAF Curator
Lyndsay is the creative producer and curator of the National Indigenous Art Fair in Sydney. Coming from a background as an Aboriginal oral historian, Lyndsay uses filmmaking as a methodology and has worked in the arts for more than 15 years. Her experience extends across education through the arts, poetry, sculpture, writing and directing. Lyndsay is from the Dharawal community of Western Sydney, and is a Munkata Yuin woman.
Lyndsay is now based in the City on Gadigal land, and works as artist education guide at the Art Gallery of NSW, as a freelance documentary maker as well as working on eco-arts projects in poetry. Passionate about art and culture, Lyndsay has worked as a discovery ranger with National Parks and Wildlife, NSW where she was mentored by a Yuin Elder Deidre Martin on culture, bush foods and medicines, and how to appropriately teach culture to the public. In 2007 and 2008, Lyndsay was involved in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
This exclusive 1 hour NIAF Art Fair experience is available at various times throughout the day on both the 2nd and 3rd of July 2022. Please click the Book Now button to see available sessions.
Maximum 20 people per tour.
National Indigenous Art Fair, Overseas Passenger Terminal in The Rocks, Sydney