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14 - 16 July 2017

CIAF Art Awards

Rosella Namok, Full Moon, 2016. Lockhart River Art Centre. Photograph Michael Marzik

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair presents the CIAF Art Awards. All exhibitors within the Art Fair space (terminal 3) will be eligible for the inaugural CIAF Art Awards.

The Awards will have several categories:

- Emerging,

- Excellence,

- Innovation,

- Art Centre Award,  

- People's Choice.


The annual CIAF Art Awards is open to all Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who have works exhibited within the Art Fair; including works represented by Galleries, Art Centres, collectives as well as guest and independent artists. The award is not an application process.

The awards provide opportunities for artists to increase their profile in the pursuit of innovation and excellence and encourage the continual production of high quality works.

The 2017 CIAF Art Awards will be judged by an independent panel of esteemed judges, and will be announced on Thursday 13 July, 2017. 

Download more information about the CIAF Art Awards here are or contact CIAF on (07) 4050 7712.


CIAF respectfully acknowledges the First Peoples’ and Custodians of the lands, waters and seas on which we work and live. We honour their Elders, past and present