officially opened the 2012 DAAF
on 10 Aug 2012.
Franchesca Cubillo is the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation Chairwoman.
Ms Cubillo also serves as the Senior Curator of the National Gallery of Australia.
On 12 Aug 2012, she
officially opened the 6th Annual DAAF.
Franchesca Cubillo, Chair of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation
The future of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
has been assured with the formation of a new executive charged with leading the ongoing growth and success of the annual Indigenous arts event.
The new Darwin Aboriginal Arts Fair Foundation will be chaired by Franchesca Cubillo, a Larrakia women who is the Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia.
is joined on the new board by representatives of key peak bodies from the Indigenous visual arts sector, community Art Centre representatives and high profile Indigenous leaders.
said: The Foundation and I are grateful for all the work that has been done to date to bring the Darwin Aboriginal
Art Fair to this significant point in its history, and we are excited and determined to generate additional support and increase the national profile of this unique cultural event.
In her speech at the official opening of the Fair, Franchesca Cubillo, Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, praised the work of Art Centre staff who she said play a vital role in supporting this vibrant and dynamic industry.
told the 300 strong crowd, "They are the intermediaries, they are the ones who say to the art sector, 'Stand back a bit.
introduces the Darwin Aboriginal