Welcome to the National Indigenous Fashion Awards

Launched in 2020 with the inaugural event on August 5, 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.

BACK IN 2021

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) would like to thank our community of supporters and industry partners for making the inaugural NIFA such a success. Congratulations to each of the amazing nominees and winners!

Stay tuned for updates on the journeys of the 2020 NIFA Winners, and for details on nominating for the 2021 NIFA via our IFP website below.

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Environmental & Social Contribution Award Nominees

Environmental & Social Contribution Award Nominees

NIFA | Environmental & Social Contribution Award, celebrating excellence and leadership in environmental and social development understanding, and practice in relation to textiles and fashion.

Community Collaboration Award

Community Collaboration Award

NIFA | Community Collaboration Award, recognising effective and productive relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the textile and fashion industry.

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.

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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