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National Indigenous Art Fair 2022

This First Nations art market will arrive at The Rocks just in time for NAIDOC Week.
By Courtney Ammenhauser
May 27, 2022
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By Courtney Ammenhauser
May 27, 2022
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The National Indigenous Art Fair will return to the Sydney Harbour foreshore this July to showcase creations from First Nations artists, designers and makers for its third annual art market. And, it's arriving just in time for NAIDOC Week 2022.

Over Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, the Overseas Passenger Terminal in The Rocks will be filled with art by Indigenous creatives from some of the nation's most remote places. Arrive just before 9:45am to witness the Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, before the fair officially kicks off at 10am. Along with the visual art, there will be live performances, panel discussions, bush food and a communal weaving circle, all aligned with this year's NAIDOC Week theme — 'Get up! Stand up! Show up!'.

At the ethical marketplace, there'll be up to 50 stallholders from remote art centres and Sydney's Blak Markets, where you can purchase art, handmade jewellery, homewares, food and more. Even better: all proceeds go directly back to the artist and First Nations communities.

You can also check out cooking demonstrations, participate in workshops and enjoy the live music and dance performances.

Entry is via gold coin donation to the First Hand Solutions' Aboriginal youth program. And you can expect to have company, with more than 10,000 people heading along back in 2019.

The National Indigenous Art Fair will take place from 10am–5pm on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. For more information, visit the NIAF website.

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