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Premier's Award for Excellence

CIAF Art Awards 2022

10 Jul 2022

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On behalf of the CIAF Art Award Judges (Katina Davidson, Josรฉ Roca and Gerry Turpin), the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) wishes a heartfelt congratulations to the recipients of the CIAF Art Awards 2022!

They are, in the following order:

  • ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ˆ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ (sponsored by Queensland Government), ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐๐ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐š (of Pormpuraaw Art and Culture Centre) for Land Centre, 2022.
  • ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ (sponsored by Cairns Regional Council),ย Badu Art Centre.
  • 3๐˜‹ ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ & ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ (sponsored by Ports North), ๐๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐š ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ฆ๐š๐ง (of Yarrabah Art Centre) for Bicornual Basket 1, 2022.
  • ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ (sponsored by Holding Redlich), ๐“๐š๐ง๐ข๐š ๐Œ๐š๐ฃ๐จ๐ซ (of Kowanyama Art & Culture Centre), for Dragon Flys Everywhere: Coming Into The Dry Season, 2022.
  • ๐˜Œ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ˆ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ (sponsored by Apunipima Cape York Health Council), ๐’๐จ๐ง๐ฃ๐š ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ค (of Bana Yirriji Art Centre) for Milli & Yunga, 2022.
  • ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ'๐˜ด ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ (sponsored by Fibre Optics NQ), ๐‹๐š๐ซ๐š ๐…๐ฎ๐ฃ๐ข
    (of Badu Art Centre) forย Kazil Imaik (child is born), 2022.

CIAF would also like the thank the generous sponsors of the award categories, in their recognition of the very best of art & culture of Queenslandโ€™s First Peoples.


Land Centre, Katherine Ngallametta, 2022, Pormpuraaw Art & Culture Centre.

Kazil Imaik (child is born), Lara Fuiji, 2022, Badu Art Centre (representing both the Art Centre Award and People's Choice Award categories)

Bicornual Basket 1, Philomena Yeatman, 2022, Yarrabah Art Centre.

Dragon Flys Everywhere: Coming Into The Dry Season, Tania Major, 2022, Kowanyama Art & Culture Centre.

Milli & Yunga, Sonya Creek, 2022, Bana Yirriji Art Centre.