We wish to advise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers that this website may contain images and voices of people who are deceased

14 - 23 August 2020


CIAF 2016 a roaring success

27 July 2016

A roaring success, this year’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair [CIAF] 2016 drew record crowds, with over 51,000 visitors attending the three-day event from 15 - 17 July and other satellite exhibitions. The 7th annual CIAF predominantly resided in the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, with numerous satellite events taking place across Cairns. The event also led to a number of key art acquisitions by institutions such as the National Gallery of Victoria, AIATSIS and The Australian Museum thanks to the Collectors and Curators Program managed by notable curator, Hetti Perkins. Public artwork sales have been predicted to total above $520,000, up by more than $170,000 from last year. 




14 - 23 AUGUST 2020


Open 14 August - 2020.ciaf.com.au for 10 days of Facebook live streamed virtual galleries, presentations, performances, webinars, workshops and community spotlights. Register for updates on our Coral Expeditions Competition.

Enter the Site


Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Ltd is a not-for-profit company with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) Status. All donations to the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) are greatly appreciated and will contribute to CIAF operational costs. Your support assists CIAF in continuing to attract and nurture national and international recognition for the appreciation of the vital cultural contribution of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Donations are processed securely through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required to make a donation.