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CIAF Art Awards 2020 - Winners

11 February 2021

Each year the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) hosts the CIAF Art Awards. All artists featured in the curated Art Fair are eligible for the awards, which reflect the vibrancy of Indigenous art from Queensland. 

CIAF wishes to congratulate the following winners, in the following categories, and thank the awards sponsors:

Premier’s Award for Excellence (Queensland Government) – Clinton Naina, Stolen Climate (4 Panel Installation)
Art Centre Award (Cairns Regional Council) – Erub Arts, Ghost Net Installation
3D Sculpture Award (Ports North) – Toby Cedar, Beizam Pakaru Bailiki (5 Piece Installation)
Innovation Award (Holding Redlich) – Paula Savage, Coral Bleaching
People’s Choice Award (Fibre Optics NQ) – Agnes Wotton, Sea Anemone 5
Emerging Artist Award (BDO) – Meredith Arkwookerum, Lorikeet & Parrot; Two Parrots My Totem; My Rainbow Parrots

CIAF also wishes to thank our esteemed judges:

Carly Lane – Curator of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Judy Watson – Artist, Curator and Writer
Bruce McLean – Assistant Director of Indigenous Engagement at the National Gallery of Australia

CIAF looks forward to holding the Art Awards again, this year, and is excited to showcase the amazing works of all eligible artists, and the winners

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