In 2022 we’ve programmed a bunch of excellent events, workshops and entertainment for the whole family.
We’re adding new events all the time, so remember to check back here before you make your plans.
Fri 12 Aug - Mon Sept 5
LIVE MURAL PAINTING
Darwin Suburbs - 12-20 August
Darwin CBD - 26 August - 5 September
During August and September our artists will be working on their murals in the Darwin suburbs and CBD, keep an eye out and you might be able to witness them bringing our streets to life.
Thurs 4 Aug - 7pm
SHOCK & ORE EXHIBITION OPENING
Coconut Studios, 8/18 Caryota Court
SHOCK & ORE features recent work from the Tennant Creek Brio, illuminating the poignant relics of abandoned mines and mock irreverence of former "glory days".
Exploration targets, geology and drilling intercepts are detailed on mining plans and earth-scars alike. The Brio repurpose and transmogrify this insignia to their own tune – resounding works that evoke the haunting wounds and wonders of Country and imagination, attesting to their resilience.
Join us at the opening of this remarkable exhibition on 4 August.
Image: Fabian Brown and Rupert Betheras -2022- Headless horseman - Acrylic on canvas - 215 x 202 cm
Sat 27 Aug - 3-6pm
SKATE & PAINT
Leanyer Skate Park - Saturday 27 August
3pm to 6pm
Join DSAF and Build-Up Skateboarding for a super-fun afternoon at Leanyer Skate Park.
Kids aged 8 and up are encouraged to bring their skateboard along to learn some new tricks. There are limited boards available for kids to use if they don’t have one.
Make sure to register early!
For those who don’t want to take part in the skateboard workshop there will still be plenty of space to skate.
We’ll also have lots of space and paint to get creative - all are welcome to paint - we’ll provide all the paint and an artist to show you the ropes.
This event is supported by Anglicare NT.
Sun 28 Aug & Sun 4 Sept 4-7pm
BABES PAINT DARWIN
Sunday 28 August & Sunday 4 September
Babes Paint Darwin is a grass-roots co-op that exists to create an inclusive space for women and the LGBTQIA+ community to spray paint once a month on Larrakia Land in Darwin City. DSAF is teaming up with Babes Paint and Anglicare NT to host two painting sessions during the Street Art Festival.
On the 28th of August we will host a session that’s open to painters of all ages, no experience necessary and we provide all paints and materials.
On the 4th of September we will do something special with the session which will be open to females and LGBTQIA+ creatives of all ages.
No experience necessary and all materials will be provided.
Come try spray painting with us!
This event is supported by Anglicare NT.
Thurs 1 Sept - 6.30pm
DSAF at Deckchair
Deckchair Cinema - Thursday 1 September
‘Martha - A Picture Story’
Tickets $10 - $40
Join DSAF at Deckchair Cinema for a night celebrating street art and photography.
We’ll be bring street art to the cinema with live painting by local street artists, delicious food by Bamboo Lounge and a terrific documentary MARTHA: A PICTURE STORY.
In 1970s New York, photographer Martha Cooper captured some of the first images of graffiti at a time when the city had declared war on it. Decades later, Cooper has become an influential godmother to a global movement of street artists.
If you’re interested in photography, or the early, gritty days of graffiti, or if you love stories about strong, persistent women, this is the film for you!
We can’t wait to see you there!
Fri 2 Sept - 5pm 'til late
DSAF Wrap Party!
Spain Place Carpark - Friday 2 September
5pm 'til late
At the end of the festival we party!
Come and experience a true block party - Darwin Style.
This is a community event and we welcome everyone!
Food trucks, bar, excellent local performers, music and DJs programmed by our very own Kuya James.
September 2 - 22
'Through Our Eyes'
Darwin Community Arts
UNTiTLED Gallery - September 2-22
Happy Yess - September 3
DSAF are proud to promote this incredible series of exhibitions, hosted by Darwin Community Arts.
Storytelling is the most universal form of human expression. Societies use stories to encode complex information and it is passed from generation to generation. This project aims to explore these complexities through experimental ways and diverse art forms.
There is something about communicating visually that is incredibly powerful. Art education is important because it promotes creative problem solving, communication and empathy, cultural awareness and ultimately confidence. Stories are a way o tell people who we are, to establish connection and create filtering through our own views and thoughts.
‘Through Our Eyes’ is a project through the Flesh Program at Darwin Community Arts where abstract and exploratory ways of telling stories are meaningfully shared to give a sensory and psychological experience of another in whatever form that takes.
2 September runs (2 -22 Sept)
Exhibition opens 6 – 8pm
3/1 Caryota Court Coconut Grove
Exhibition opens 6pm to late
Happy Yess Pop-up exhibition event
12 Smith St, Darwin City
Sept 2022 - Feb 2023
CITYLIFE Platform Lightbox Series
Darwin City & Nightcliff
September 2022 - February 2023
Proper Creative is excited to be curating the next CITYLIFE Platform (Lightboxes) exhibition in partnership with the City of Darwin, launching in September this year.
The CITYLIFE Platform is a City of Darwin program that works with local creatives as curators to deliver exhibitions every six months. Artworks are displayed 24 hours a day, seven days a week across eight illuminated light boxes that ten host artworks across the city and located in The Mall, Dragonfly Carpark (Chinatown) and at Nightcliff Pool.
Proper Creative will work with ten incredibly talented local artists who have been involved with DSAF in the past, in the present (2022 DSAF), and who we hope to work with in the future.
Dates of official opening events will be announced soon.