Ciaf Program
CIAF Program
The CIAF Opening Party is the tropical event of the year! Held under the stars and on the city’s waterfront... Read More
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Performance
Indigenous performance will be strong in 2015 with a range of dance, music, cabaret and comedy... read more
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Art Fair
Held over three days at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, CIAF 2015 is dedicated to celebrating an... read more
ciaf-logoNow in its sixth year, CIAF 2015 returns to the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, to showcase the incredible talents of Queensland’s First Nations visual artists. The Art Fair will shine a spotlight on emerging and established visual artists, and we introduce CIAF’s first Art Market that will surely make you wish you left your wallet at home.

Much more than art fair, CIAF 2015 is a platform for artists to tell their stories through performance: music, song and dance; theatre, screen and fashion; workshops and informative talks. We are building on our partnerships with major cultural venues based in Cairns and the region, in presenting satellite events throughout the week.

Immerse yourself in CIAF’s artistic and social exchange and support the economic opportunity for Queensland First Nations art and cultures.

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 Great splash in @cairnspost Sun today! Big thanks #ciaf #cairnspost  Launching today from 5pm @tanksartscentre Bungaree's Farm, Cureents exhibition and BLAK Cabaret#tanksartcentre #ciaf #ciafcairns #indigenousarts #thisisqueensland  Who remembers the fabulous Loyalty at last year's Fair? A beautiful work by the talented artists at Erub Art Centre, Darnley Island #ciaf #ciafcairns #erubarts #artsqld  So iconic to Wik & Kugu Art Centre is its emblematic Aurukun dogs made from milk wood - also iconic to CIAF - with just a few days to kick off - it's getting very exciting #ciafcairns #ciaf #aurukun #milkwood #sculpture  Let's chat about visual arts, music and dance next Friday 31 July at CIAF Conversations in Shed 2 at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal from 9.30am - three sessions beginning with visual arts moderated by Hetti Perkins, dance moderated by Russell Gibson and music moderated by Danelle Nicol #ciaf #ciafcairns #panel Refer to website for more details
 Gordon Hookey with his Wallaroo decorated pillars @cairnsregionalgallery this morning in advance of exhibition opening tomorrow. Out of Queensland: new Indigenous Textiles featuring 9 QLD artists #ciaf #ciafcairns #cairnsregionalgallery  Evening on the Green 5pm to 8pm Friday 31 July at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal will be a memorable evening with performances from Archie Roach and Patrick Mau #ciafcairns #ciaf  Friday is traditionally the day we have schools in Cairns and Townsville visit CIAF and this year will be no exception - then, on Sat & Sun there will be loads of activities - including free water painting workshop with Judy Watson in Children's Corner. Free, family friendly fun that is also inspiring and culturally exciting & rich is what CIAF is all about! #ciaf #ciafcairns #artsqld  Come down to CIAF next Saturday for some ghost net weaving and all the other activities on show from 9am at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal #ciafcairns #ciaf #indigenousarts  Fashion Friday - this time in a week! CIAF's fashion spectacular will begin...8pm Shed 2 at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal - Tickets from www.ticketlink.com.au #ciaf #ciafcairns #7daycountdowntofashionevent #artsqld
 Artists Vernon Ah Kee & Gordon Hookey check out their beautiful artwork in @cairnsregionalgallery for @cairnspost HIT on Thursday. Out of Queensland: New Indigenous Textiles Exhibition opens tomorrow night #ciafcairns #ciaf #cairnsregionalgallery #cairnspost #artsqld #indigenousarts  Looking for somewhere nice to stay during CIAF? Jump online at our valued partner @accorhotels Mercure Harbourside www.mercure-Harbourside.com.au/whats-on/CIAF-Deals #ciafcairns #ciaf #accor #accommodation #thisisqueensland #exploretnq  @cairnsregionalgallery is an exciting place to visit - stunning exhibitions for CIAF - Alick Tipoti's Zugubal: Ancestor Spirits & Out of Queensland: New Indigenous Textiles - on show now - official openings on Sat afternoon 1 August. #ciafcairns #ciaf #indigenousarts #cairnsregionalgallery #artsqld  @cairnsregionalgallery #regram Impressive panoramic wall of art that will no doubt be a highlight of Alick Tipoti's Zugubal: Ancestor Spirits exhibition for CIAF. Exhibition opening next Saturday. #ciaf #ciafcairns #cairnsregionalgallery #alicktipoti #artsqld #thisisqueensland #indigenousart  Our beautiful merchandise has arrived! Expertly modelled by team members, Wanda and Sam! #thistimenextweek #ciafcairns #ciaf #artsqld