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13 - 15 July 2018


Rosella Namok, Full Moon. Photograph Michael Marzik

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair launches Art Awards

22 November 2016

In its commitment to support the professional development of Queensland’s talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) will celebrate its eighth annual event in 2017 with the introduction of the CIAF Art Awards.

CIAF Artistic Director, Janina Harding said the annual awards have been created to recognise the innovation and excellence displayed by artists whose work features in CIAF’s curated art fair exhibition. 

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Cultural Riches Shine

16 November 2016

As an arts movement, Far North Queensland Indigenous art is embryonic compared to the Northern Territory which has been recognised, supported and successfully operating for over 30 years.

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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.

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CIAF reveals exciting 2016 program highlights

6 July 2016

This year the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) offers a dynamic program, of the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, music, dance and fashion in this annual tropical celebration that celebrates the very best of Queensland Indigenous culture.


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