We’re excited to announce that our application for the 2018 Art Market has been released. The CIAF Art Market will run from Friday 13 July- Sunday 15 July, 2018.
APPLICATION FORM ART MARKET EXHIBITOR
The CIAF Art Market will run from Friday 13 July- Sunday 15 July, 2018. To ensure that the CIAF Art Market continues to present high quality works by Queensland Indigenous artists and that a range of diverse products are available, please submit your application form to CIAF at your earliest convenience.
*Places are limited and applications are competitive. Please note that applying does not guarantee a space in the CIAF Art Market.
The primary focus of the CIAF Art Market is to increase sales for Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and designers. CIAF believes that Queensland Indigenous artists, designers, art centres, local galleries and buyers will benefit from a healthy marketplace that is committed to best industry practice and fair dealing.
CIAF ART MARKET PROTOCOLS
CIAF is committed to promoting ethical practice in the sale of authentic Indigenous art products by Queensland artists, designers, art centres and local galleries.
Artists/stallholders will not be considered eligible if their artwork uses cultural imagery from cultural groups that they have no association or cultural belonging with.
If artwork is presented as following “traditional” styles, it should be culturally authentic, depicting designs and stories to which the artist has some cultural connection.
Copyright protects the original artistic works of individuals but does not protect artistic styles or themes.
Ceremonial styles such as rarrk (cross-hatching NT) are not protected under Australia’s copyright law. Clan icon’s such as the Quinkan (Cape York, QLD) or Wandjina(Kimberley, WA) are creation figures and considered ‘concepts’ and not protected under copyright law.
However CIAF seeks to uphold traditional Indigenous laws and protocol, whereby it is an offence to reproduce ceremonial styles and creation beings without the permission from the relevant custodians.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
If an artist would like to reproduce the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander flag(s) in their art and design work, CIAF recommends that they follow the correct protocols. www.aiatsis.gov.au
APPLICATION FORM DUE: MARCH 30
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS NOTIFIED: APRIL 6
30% DEPOSIT DUE: APRIL 23
(Note: this is a non- refundable deposit)
BALANCE PAYMENT DUE: JUNE 11
For enquiries please contact Wanda Weatherall on (07) 4050 7712. Please return complete applications and supporting material to Wanda Weatherall firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be assessed and eligibility will be at the discretion of CIAF management.