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ABOUT THE ART FAIR

Bilan gudan gimuy (welcome to Cairns) from Traditional Owners, the Yidinji people.

Yidinji mimjan njundu bama wabil wawal gimuy jabu bama bidjuga
(Yidinji people welcome you to our country Cairns to look at the art and traditions of people from afar).

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is a unique three-day event that merges an art market with a celebration of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

CIAF is the only art fair in Australia to welcome commercial art galleries and Indigenous art centres to sell and showcase art by Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is committed to providing an ethical marketplace for the sale and purchase of Queensland Indigenous art and supporting the career development of Queensland Indigenous artists.

To learn more about our previous Art Fairs have a look at our Partner's Reports from 2009-2012.