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13 - 15 July 2018

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Russell Beer & Peggy Kasabad- Lane. Photograph Blueclick Photography

Ports North backs new award to capture Queensland’s Indigenous artists’ photographic excellence

1 December 2017

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) will expand its annual art awards in 2018 to recognise the powerful medium of photography through a new $5000 prize backed by major partner, Ports North.

This year’s inaugural awards comprised five judging categories (Emerging, Innovation, Art Centre, Premier’s Award for Excellence and People’s Choice) that rewarded Queensland’s best and brightest Indigenous artists who shared in a prize pool of $45,000.

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CIAF 2017 wraps up with record sales

7 August 2017

QUEENSLAND SHINES & BREAKS NEW GROUND AT ANNUAL INDIGENOUS ART FAIR

7 August, 2017. Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) has capped off its eighth year with sell out shows, a three-day turnout of 50,000 and record art sales underpinning its role as an all-inclusive cultural gathering and ethical marketplace.

 

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CIAF Art Award winners 2017

26 July 2017   |  art, awards, opening night 2017

 

Queensland’s Best Decided by Personal Response to Family Values

 

Monday, 17 July, 2017. Queensland’s best Indigenous artists and organisations have been recognised among peers at this year’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair held in the city over the weekend.

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QLD Reconciliation Awards

2 June 2017

CIAF and Ports North mix business with pleasure for Reconciliation Award

After hitting record highs with attendance figures and art sales for its seventh event in 2016, the success of Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) and its partnership with Ports North has been recognised with a win at last night’s 2017 Queensland Reconciliation Awards.

The Queensland Reconciliation Awards program recognises businesses, community organisations, educational institutions and partnerships taking positive steps towards reconciliation across Queensland.

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CIAF Art Award, Janina Harding, Chris Marsh- Marsh Property and Cr Bob Manning- Cairns Regional Council

CIAF Art Awards

12 May 2017

CIAF SECURES PARTNERSHIPS TO LAUNCH INAUGURAL ART AWARDS

A significant addition to this year’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) program is its CIAF Art Awards enabled through a series of new corporate partnerships spanning local business and government.

 

CIAF’s Artistic Director, Janina Harding said the awards have been introduced to reflect the not-for-profit organisation’s commitment to supporting the professional development of Queensland’s talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

 

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Aurukun Ku' (Dogs). Photograph Michael Marzik

CIAF’S MULTI-FACETED 2017 PROGRAM LAUNCHED

13 April 2017

FAMILY VALUES THEME ADDS A RICH, CULTURAL UNDERCURRENT TO CIAF’S MULTI-FACETED 2017 PROGRAM

Thursday, 13 April, 2017. Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) will transform the city of Cairns with its multi-faceted, all-inclusive celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture between Thursday 13 July and Sunday 16 July, 2017.

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