Welcome to the National Indigenous Fashion Awards

Launched in 2020, the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), provide a vibrant and exciting platform to celebrate the innovation, diversity and ethical practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and fashion designers, whilst contributing to the capacity building of the sector.

The NIFA are proudly brought to you by Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s Indigenous Fashion Projects, and supported by the Northern Territory Government.

National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2022

Celebrating the innovation of Australia’s First Nations peoples in fashion and textiles, the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) returned to Darwin this August 3, 2022.

Recognising and showcasing excellence across six categories, the award ceremony is a unique opportunity for the Australian and international fashion community to connect to the world’s oldest living cultures.

The prestigious awards in 2022 include the:

– Traditional Adornment Award, supported by Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation

– Community Collaboration Award, supported by Canberra Centre

– Business Achievement Award, supported by KIN Fashion

– Textile Design Award, supported by RMIT

– Wearable Art Award, supported by the Northern Territory Government

– Fashion Designer Award, supported by Country Road

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Acknowledgement of Larrakia Country

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation acknowledges the value, diversity and integrity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, design, 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 and Wurundjeri peoples, both past, present and emerging, as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation operates and will present its main events. We also acknowledge the diverse unceded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands right across Australia on which we work.

We are grateful for the opportunity to share these lands and are committed to working together with elders and Traditional Owners in realising the aspirations of our First Nations artists and designers.

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