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6 - 10 July 2022

CIAF Program 2021

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is going online!

We are thrilled to share our program of hybrid events, from November 10-19! Check out 2021.ciaf.com.au from November 10-19 for exclusive content. For extended art-buying opportunities, visit our online store, Shop.ciaf.com.au, until December 19.

For tickets to our minimised selection of physical events happening in Cairns, visit: www.ticketlink.com.au

Alick & Albert (a Far North Queensland documentary premiere, profiling the environmental conservation crusades of artist Alick Tipoti and His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco) — Wednesday, November 17 (for tickets go to Trybooking.com: https://bit.ly/3BBMERl)

Music in the Park (featuring outdoor Art Market) — Saturday, November 13 (free)

Othello (a Queensland Theatre production starring Jimi Bani) — Thursday, November 11 to Saturday November 13

Ritual: The past in the present — 16 October - 28 November, Cairns Art Gallery (free)

Mermaid 'Zeloh' exhibition, Akay Koo Oila Women's Art Centre, October 1 – November 29, Cairns Court House Gallery (free)

  • Exhibition Launch, 6pm, Wednesday 10: Elizabeth Hunter, Estelle Yunkaporta, Kailung Hudson, and Sheryl Pamulkan
  • Meet the Artists, 11:30am, Thursday 11: Your chance to discuss the exhibition's concept and works, as well as the artists' own practice and culture.

For full details about what's on offer for this year's virtual event, check out the program on the left-hand tab of this page!


While the programming information is now outdated, CIAF's catalogue ⁠— a special edition of Art Collector magazine ⁠— can be read online below.The magazine features intriguing articles and artist profiles, highlighting the incredible Indigenous artists, designers and performers of Queensland and their cultures!


Image: Prof. Henrietta Fourmile-Marrie AM (CIAF Patron, First Nations), Janina Harding (Artistic Director), Michael Healy MP (Member for Cairns), Darrell Harris (General Manager) at the initial CIAF Program 2021 launch in July.


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