top of page
DSAF24Program.png
20230901DSAF-6.jpg
18 MAY - 8 JUNE

Artists Painting!

Darwin City and Northern Suburbs

Get out and check out the artists while they're creating masterpieces!

Most artists work in the morning and evening, avoiding the hottest part of the day.

Get on your bike, grab a Beam e-scooter, or just go for a walk!

Check out the map and artist schedule to plan your journey.

10 - 30 may

Exhibition: 'Home #1' by Emma Stocker

UNTiTLED Gallery & Studio, 3/1 Caryota Court
Coconut Grove

HOME #1, marks Emma's return to solo exhibiting, with drawings of sound and self contextualised by environment and movement. Her TRANSIT pieces were drawn in motion, in a ute, where she ponders being ‘at home’ - in oneself, in humanity, taking risks, consuming, whilst aware of impermanence and lasting impacts.

Exhibition opening: 10 May, 5pm

UNTiTLED_CMYK_Square-01.jpg
DCA LOGO-01.jpg
Screenshot 2024-04-06 at 17-16-28 esse 🍉 (_eskrimko) • Instagram photos and videos.png
18 MAY - 8 JUNE

DSAF Nighttime Hub @ Bustard Town

Nuttall Place, Darwin City

During DSAF we're teaming up with the newest hotspot in town! Head to Bustard Town throughout the festival for great tunes, excellent pizza and drinks and some art too!

Check back here for more information about Bustard Town gigs during the festival.

Untitled-2.png
SATURDAY 18 MAY

Pop-up art at BASSINTHEGRASS

If you're heading along to the Top End's most epic music festival make sure to check out our pop-up wall.

Artists KBAR and Tropgoblin will be painting at BASS. Stop by, say hello and watch these incredible artists at work.

BASS Logo Inverse.png
SATURDAY 18 MAY

Drawing Sound Workshop

$35 | 10:30 - 11:30am | UNTiTLED Gallery & Studio
3/1 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove

Be guided in interpreting sound to create individualised abstract drawings.

This workshop may be useful for practicing artists to explore abstract expressions and new approaches in their work, or for anyone wishing to explore their creativity and engage with their world through drawing and sound.

Materials provided.

UNTiTLED_CMYK_Square-01.jpg
DCA LOGO-01.jpg
THURSDAY 23 MAY

DSAF at the movies
'Exit Through The Gift Shop'
+ 'Hivemind'

(locally produced short film)

$10 - $18 | 7pm | Deckchair Cinema, Jervois Rd, Darwin City

'Hivemind'

A short film exploring Darwin’s youth counterculture through skateboarding and art. Highlighted by its locally made soundtrack, hivemind explores life in Darwin through the perspective of young adults. Showcasing both its beauty and its edges respectively.

'Exit Through the Gift Shop'

"The incredible true story of how the world's greatest Street Art movie was never made...Banksy is used to fiercely guarding his identity to avoid prosecution, so it was perhaps no surprise when he refused to be filmed by an eccentric French shop owner named Thierry Guetta.

Live painting from artist Tayla Broekman and others.

DeckchairLogoWhite.png
exitthroughthegiftshop1.jpg
offcuts pic.jpg
FRIDAY 24 MAY

Off Cuts Group Show
10th Anniversary (year 16)

FREE! | 6-10pm | Qubit, 7 Harriet Place, Darwin City

DSAF is teaming up with Don Whyte Framing to co-host the legendary Offcuts Exhibition for the (5th) 10th anniversary of this wonderful exhibition that will include many of Darwin's best-known artists as well as some previous DSAF artists.

50% of all sales will go to charity.

Join us on the evening of the 24th of May for this FREE event, which is also the introduction of a new exciting gallery art space Qubit, located where the iconic Mayfair Gallery used to be!

As per Off Cuts tradition bring a plate of nibbles to share

(no cheese and biscuits)

The exhibition will run from 24 May - 9 June.

Artists who want to take part in the exhibition can collect a canvas from Don Whyte Framing during opening hours. All are welcome to take part. Canvases are to be dropped back at Don's by the 15th of May

Don Whyte logo reversed.png
Qubit White Logo - Transparent.png
saturday 25  May

HIP HOP PARTY @ HAPPY YESS

$15 | 7pm - 1am | Happy Yess, 12 Smith st, Darwin City

Catch some of Darwin's top DJs, MCs, and even a live band - at Happy Yess!

With a live rap Cypher with Za Za Zoo, and performances from Riley P, Kuya James, Paccrecord$, Jordan Choo, and CLINK.

 

This will be one of the best places to see the raw talent in the Darwin Scene!

Happy Yess Logo no background.png
20230911DSAF-10.jpg
saturday 25 & sunday 26 May

DSAF Graffiti Writing Masterclass

FREE!

This FREE workshop will take place over two days (3 hours each day)

and will be facilitated by Newcastle's UP&UP  who's expert team will ensure an immersive experience, fostering both skill development and active participation in Darwin's street art community.

 

There are only 6 places available for this exciting opportunity and EOI's are open until 15 April.

Please note: you must be based in the Northern Territory to be eligible for this workshop.

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS WORKSHOP ARE NOW CLOSED.

This project is supported by the Regional Arts Fund

NTRAF 100X100-working-01.png
raf_logo_2007_stacked_rev[1].tif
upupsmall.jpg
SATURDAY 1 JUNE

Sugarbag x DSAF Block Party
The Sweet Honey Collective

FREE! | 6pm-12am | Corner of Spain Place and Austin Lane, Darwin City

Experience the sweet melting pot of art, inclusivity, and joy at the intersection of Street Art and Rainbow culture.

 

"The Sweet Honey Collective" is a vibrant street party co-produced by the Darwin Street Art Festival and the Sugarbag Festival, set against the backdrop of Darwin's iconic Austin Lane.

This unique block party is a collaborative effort that celebrates the unity of diverse arts and cultures. Designed as a sweet melting pot, the event features an incredible lineup of burlesque and drag performers, DJs, singers, and artists, inviting attendees into an unforgettable evening of live performances, art installations, and interactive experiences.

SUGARBAG transparent BG.png
PXPKXRN _ LORD NDORO_DARWIN STREET ART FESTIVAL 02092022_SJKELK_96PPI-32.jpg
373531059_622657843373883_7638832479502553675_n.jpg
SUNDAY 2 JUNE

Sugarbag X DSAF Skate & Paint

FREE | 3-6pm | Leanyer Recreation Park

This inclusive LAUNCH Darwin event encourages the community to engage with street art and skating, offering a platform to have a go and get creative on Larrakia Land. 

 

"Sugar Bag X DSAF Skate & Paint" is a special edition of the regular Babes Paint jam with a skating option added! It's the perfect place to try something new and work on your skills. Get tips from Darwin Skate School or Babes Paint Darwin.

Skate & Paint is for LGBTQIA+ community, females, and allies of all gender expression.

This event is for ages 12+.

CoD_LAUNCH-MONOwhite.png
NEW BABES PAINT LOGO_wt.png
SUGARBAG transparent BG.png
Skate School Logo_Final_NoShadow_white-01.png

Image courtesy of Babes Paint Darwin

WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE

Artist Talk - Tangi Street Art Festival

FREE

DSAF is very excited to be welcoming members of the Tangi Street Art Festival to our 2024 festival as part of our ongoing cultural exchange program.

Join us for an informal artist talk with the Tangi artists. The artists will share their experiences, inspirations, and challenges in creating street art in Bali, and the story of the annual Tangi Festival, with Ika Yuliana (ID), a cultural producer and community researcher from Indonesia. 

More info to come.

DCA LOGO-01.jpg
logo-danaindonesiana-2.9020d9c.png
Logo KRI Darwin_New (1).png
DSC01913.jpg
SATURDAY 8 JUNE

DSAF Closing Party
Tropidelica - The Lounge of Luminescence

FREE! | 8pm | Bustard Town
(entry via Nuttall Plc)

From the freshly painted streets of Darwin enter the Luminescent Lounge as Femme Funkale lights up the Darwin Street Art Festival's closing party at Bustard Town.

 

For one special night only Femme Funkale brings a bioluminescent botanical dance party to celebrate the way public art lights up our daily lives.

Untitled-2.png
logo_reverse_300dpi.jpg

Presented by Femme Funkale in collaboration with Darwin Street Art Festival and Bustard Town.

20220830 DSAF - JESSE AND ANDREW-4 (1).jpg
DSAF - heading - white 2024 Artist.png

Check out the DSAF23 program of events and activations 

Check out this years' artist lineup and painting schedules

Get around our supporting venues for this year's festival! 

20231017DSAF-25.jpg
bottom of page