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EOI for Models

11 April 2022

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) invites you to apply to be a part of this year’s CIAF Fashion Performance: Masters of Country. Curated by Lynelle Flinders and choreographed by Hans Ahwang this year, the annual CIAF Fashion Performance is recognised as a leading event celebrating Indigenous cultures, where art meets fashion.

The 15 successful applicants will need to be available in Cairns from 24 June - 8 July, 2022. Alongside appearing in 3 performances, models will receive 2 weeks of training under the CIAF Modelling Program.

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CIAF Promo 2022

8 April 2022

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is back in 2022!

From 6-10 July, experience the vibrant and distinct Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures of Queensland through visual art, conversations, dance, fashion, music, and theatre. Program to be launched in May, with tickets to go on sale then.

#CIAF2022 | 6-10 July | Ciaf.com.au

 

Image: Mui-pu Nathan (cook it), Fiona Elisala-Mosby, 2O21, Moa Arts. Image by Michael Marzik.

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Apply now: Art Market 2022

7 March 2022

Applications are now open for the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) 2022 Art Market. If you're a Queensland First Nations artist/craftsperson, and are interested in the opportunity to be featured in this year's Art Market, we want to hear from you! 

CIAF Art Market will run daily from Thursday 7 July - Sunday 10 July, 2022 at CIAF's new home, the Cairns Convention Centre.

Spaces are limited, so be sure to submit your completed application form by Close of Business on Friday 22 April, 2022.

Application forms can be found on the left hand tab.

 

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Calling A&TSI designers!

4 March 2022

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) invites Queensland First Nations designers to apply to be a part of CIAF’s Fashion Performance 2022.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now being called for First Nations fashion designers, Art Centres and artists working in wearable art, to showcase their collections in this year’s performance, themed:

 Masters of Country: An artistic celebration of Queensland First Peoples’ knowledge and resourcefulness of Indigenous plants and trees.

 

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Masters of Country 2022

11 February 2022

Australia's premier Indigenous art fair, the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), returns this year, presenting an exciting program of physical events under the theme:

Masters of Country: An artistic celebration of Queensland First Peoples’ knowledge and resourcefulness of indigenous plants and trees.

 

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Apply Now: CIAF Evolution Project Traineeship II

11 January 2022

Since it's inception 13 years ago, the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) has been a platform for establishing and supporting the careers of countless artist and performers. Furthermore, CIAF injects millions of dollars into the local and state-wide economies annually.

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CIAF Art Awards 2021 recipients

21 November 2021

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), and our valued Art Award sponsors, wish to congratulate the amazing recipients of this year’s CIAF Art Awards. In the following categories, they are:
 

Premier’s Award for Excellence
Sponsored by the Queensland Government

Paul Bong
Awarded for his full body of work for CIAF 2021
"The Gathering of Our Sacred Sites"
Print
40cm x 80cm

Art Centre Award
Sponsored by Cairns Regional Council

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CIAF Online 2021 Program Launched

20 October 2021

We are happy to bring you the official CIAF Online 2021 Program!

Offering a range of exclusive online content, via 2021.ciaf.com.au, as well as some special events here in Cairns, we know you will be impressed by the innovative and vibrant Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art & cultures of Queensland.

You can find the Program on the left-hand side tab.

For more Program details, click here!

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