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10 - 12 July 2020


Skytrans and CIAF partnership materialises in new uniform design

6 December 2018

A mutually beneficial partnership between Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) and Skytrans comes into its own this week in the regional airline’s quest to develop a new uniform design.


CIAF and Skytrans have launched a Queensland wide competition in their search for an authentic Indigenous artwork that will feature prominently in the airlines’ new corporate uniform.


Skytrans’ Uniform Design Competition offers the winning artist an acquisitive prize of $4000 cash (plus licencing fee) as well as return flights to attend CIAF’s 10th anniversary event opening night party on 11 July 2019.


“Skytrans’ association with the CIAF Design Competition emphasises our intrinsic link with the communities we serve and reaffirms the strength of our role in the community,” said Skytrans CEO Michael Thinee.


CIAF General Manager Vanessa Gillen said this is a wonderful opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to explore new mediums that will tell their story in a corporate environment.


“This is an innovative and exciting way of maximising an already fruitful partnership and we are proud to provide the connection between Skytrans and our diverse and richly talented network of Indigenous artists.


“CIAF is much more than an annual event, it is a nurturing and progressive platform for both emerging and established artists and we are always looking at ways that will focus the spotlight on culture and artistic practice,” Ms Gillen said.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from throughout Australia are invited to submit a 2D artwork in any medium between now and Friday 25 January 2019. Finalists will be announced in February 2019 culminating in an exhibition of short-listed artworks on show at CIAF’s 10th anniversary, 12-14 July 2019. 

The list of artistic guidelines can be viewed on the CIAF website which includes the incorporation of Skytrans’ corporate colours.



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