The annual CIAF Art Awards will be announced at CIAF 2019 Opening Night on Thursday 11th July 2019 at 7.00pm.
The CIAF Art Awards support the professional development of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The Awards encourage artists to increase their profile and creative capacity in the pursuit of innovation and excellence.
The CIAF Art Award process is unique in that there is no application process to enter the Awards, all eligible works on display within the Art Fair space are judged. These include works presented by Queensland Indigenous Art Centres (IACA members), Local and Commercial Galleries, Independent Artists and Guest Artists.
This year CIAF's selected an expert panel of judges for the 6 prizes.
Liz Ann Macgregor OBE - Director of Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Nici Cumpston - Curator ATSI, Art Gallery of South Australia
Teho Ropeyarn - Curator, Cairns Art Gallery
In 2019, CIAF is proud to have the support of the following Art Award Sponsors.
Westpac Emerging Artist Award
Premier's Award for Excellence (Queensland Government)
Cairns Regional Council Art Centre Award
Gillian Mailman Group of Companies People's Choice Award in honour of Waal Waal Ngallametta
Ports North 3D & Sculpture Award
Each year the Art Awards winners are announced at CIAF’s Opening Night and the People's Choice Award winner is announced at the CIAF Closing Ceremony. Find out who the past winners were below.