Inaugural NAtional Indigenous fashion awards

5 August 2020
7.30 pm

The vision of the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFAs) is to create and develop an event that provides a vibrant and exciting platform to celebrate innovation, diversity and ethical practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and fashion designers, whilst contributing to the capacity building of the sector.

 Categories in the inaugural NIFAs include:

  • Cultural Adornment and Wearable Art Award
  • Fashion Design Award
  • Textile Design Award
  • Community Collaboration Award
  • Environmental and Social Contribution Award
  • Special Recognition Award 

NIFAs will award a combined prize value of $60,000! 

Prizes will include promotion, support and development opportunities, travel, and cash.

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Community Collaboration Award

Community Collaboration Award

NIFA | Textile Design Award, celebrating designs of woven, knitted or other textile constructions as well as dyed, printed or surface ornamented textiles.

Textile Design Award

Textile Design Award

NIFA | Textile Design Award, celebrating designs of woven, knitted or other textile constructions as well as dyed, printed or surface ornamented textiles.

Cultural Adornment and Wearable Art Award

Cultural Adornment and Wearable Art Award

by Nina Fitzgerald and Ellie Meyer Image: Lillardya Allirra Briggs-Houston, Dress & earrings. Photo by Julie Briggs.. NIFA | Cultural Adornment and Wearable Art Award  In the lead up to the inaugural NIFA, we’ll be delving into each of the six award categories,...

Acknowledgement of Larrakia Country

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation acknowledges the value, diversity and integrity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, music and performance as an integral expression of Australian culture and we respect the work of Art Centres in their support of the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural aspirations and expressions.

We acknowledge the Larrakia people, both past and present, as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation will present events. We appreciate the opportunity to share this country and are committed to working together and appropriately consulting with the Larrakia people in presenting the National Indigenous Fashion Awards.

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