THURSDAY 31 AUGUST
DSAF @ Deckchair - 'Girl Power'
$9-$17 | 7pm | Deckchair Cinema, Jervois Rd Darwin
Join us at the iconic Deckchair Cinema for an exclusive screening of 'Girl Power' - A compelling documentary that presents female graffiti writers from fifteen cities...The graffiti community is predominantly a man's world, and men often share the view that graffiti – namely the illegal kind – is not for girls.
Girl Power captures the stories of ladies who have succeeded in the male graffiti world.
1 - 20 SEPTEMBER
2 X Exhibitions
Gallery 5, Gardens Hill Cres Darwin
DSAF is thrilled to be hosting two exhibitions during our 2023 festival.
PNG Contemporary Art Exhibition - Darwin:
A collection of works from Papua New Guinean street and contemporary artists. Works from these artists have been exhibited across Australia, most recently in Cairns. This is the very first time they've travelled to Darwin.
image by Migardo Ellaga
SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER
Artist Workshop with Kitt Bennett
FREE! | 1-3pm | Museum & Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT), 19 Conacher st The Gardens
Join Kitt Bennett for a one-off workshop where you'll learn to create your own body of work in a sketchbook, one of Kitt's favourite methods of making art.
Places for this workshop are extremely limited so please register early.
Artwork by Kitt Bennett
SUNDAY 3 & 10 SEPTEMBER
FREE! | 4-6pm
Babes Paint Darwin has been creating a safe, inclusive and supportive space to spray paint on Larrakia Land for the last three years.
Babes Paint is for Female and LGBTQIA+ creatives who have never painted before, might have tried a few times and for those who love to get on the wall.
Join us again for two separate paint sessions during DSAF23.
Image by Kacie from Flowpyre
SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
LAUNCH Street Heat
FREE! | 3pm - Sunset
City of Darwin’s annual Street Heat Skate Comp is back!
This year LAUNCH is teaming up with DSAF and we’ve lined up an epic Street Heat!
We'll also be unveiling some fresh art by local young creatives for you to skate.
Check back here and follow @launchdarwin for more information.
Image courtesy of LAUNCH Darwin
WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
In Conversation with FilthyRatbag
FREE! | 6-7pm | Museum & Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT), 19 Conacher st The Gardens
Join Celeste Mountjoy (AKA FILTHYRATBAG) in a conversation about creating and the audience's impact on an artist's output.
One of the most important parts of being an artist is being perceived. Although sometimes daunting, it’s a necessary part of the job.
Celeste Mountjoy has been posting her art on the internet since she was 14, and was drawing on the walls of her mum's place before that.
In this talk, Celeste will be discussing how different audiences and their differing reactions have impacted her experience as an artist and the type of art she creates.
Copies of Celeste's book 'What the Fuck is This' will also be for sale on the night from the MAGNT shop 'The Store'.
Places are limited.
SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
DSAF CLOSING NIGHT PARTY
FREE! | 7-9pm | Bustard Town (entry via Nuttall Plc)
Join us for the closing night of the DSAF23!
After the final day of painting on the 16th of September, we're heading into Bustard Town! You'll find it directly off one of our favourite street art laneways - Shadforth Lane.
We're keeping it casual this year - we just want you to come and have a beer with us.
There will be a DJ in the courtyard, beers available at the bar, and if you feel like kicking on afterwards, there are four DJs playing in the band room at Bustard Town from 9pm ($10 cover charge).
Image by Steve Kelk for Foldback Media