Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists engineer The Cultural Evolution & continue their Story
12 June 2020
Providing a digital platform for deep community engagement, cultural sharing, and economic opportunity
In unveiling its 2020 program of events today that will utilise an innovative, online format, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair has invited the world to attend its annual showcase of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture.
15 May 2020
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) unveiled its locally produced theme song and program dates today after announcing last month its 2020 event will go ahead using an innovative, digital platform.
CIAF 2020 – The Cultural Evolution will be officially rolled out through a series of live stream presentations, performances, webinars, workshops, community spotlights, virtual gallery exhibitions and conversations from Friday 14 August to Sunday 23 August 2020.
Queensland’s First Nations artists respond to unprecedented events by drawing on their tradition of innovation in the arts
17 April 2020
Friday 17 April 2020. The annual Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) will continue to support Queensland artists and communities by exploring a new and interactive, digital festival platform.
CIAF Chair Tom Mosby said Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from Queensland are recognised for outstanding works that respect cultural traditions while using imagination to counter contemporary contexts.
“Doing things in a different way is nothing new to our artists!
2 April 2020
This week Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’s longest serving staff member, Wanda Weatherall notched up a decade of service to the organisation now regarded Australia’s premier art fair and Queensland’s quintessential showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture.
CIAF’s Artistic Director Janina Harding praised Wanda for her commitment to CIAF and long service and said it was sad the team could not celebrate her dedication in person during this period of social distancing and working from home.
6 February 2020
The Board of Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) has announced the appointment of Mr Darrell Harris to the position of General Manager.
Mr Harris, an experienced and respected practitioner committed to lifting the profile of Queensland’s Indigenous arts and culture, will lead CIAF into a new decade when he commences with the organisation this week.
11 December 2019
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) and Cairns Airport are seeking creative submissions from Queensland’s Indigenous artists to have their artworks featured prominently within the Airport’s newly redeveloped T2 Domestic Terminal.
21 October 2019
Following this year’s watershed, 10th anniversary celebration, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) will return in July 2020 with a contemporary focus that looks to the environment and its preservation from a First Peoples’ point of view.