CIAF ART AWARDS 2019
Thursday 11th July 2019
Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal,
Corner Wharf and Lake Streets,
Cairns QLD 4870
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, 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.
Innovation Award presented by The Cairns Airport
Emerging Artist Award presented by Westpac
Premier's Award for Excellence (Department of the Premier and Cabinet)
Art Centre Award presented by Cairns Regional Council
3D & Sculpture Award presented by Ports North
People's Choice Award in honour of Waal Waal Ngallametta, presented by Gill Mailman Group of Companies - to be presented at 2pm on Sunday 14 July on the Main stage.
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