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.