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10 - 14 July 2019

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CIAF ART AWARD WINNERS 2018

13 July 2018

Queensland’s outstanding artists determined by artistic response to homeland

Some of Queensland’s outstanding Indigenous artists and organisations have been recognised among peers at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’s opening party held last night.

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MEET EAT REPEAT @CIAF 2018

4 July 2018   |  food, eat street, catering

This year’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) will add a feast of flavours to its rich artistic and cultural vibe as it plays host to the region’s favourite food festival, Meet Eat Repeat.

From ice cream and dumplings to paella and dishes from Cairns’ well-loved restaurants, CIAF’s partnership with Meet Eat Repeat means fair goers can refuel throughout the opening night and three-day festival with a high quality, multicultural palette of freshly cooked food and flavours.

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CIAF Announces Health Partnerships

26 June 2018

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) has attracted significant interest from the Indigenous and community health sector this year announcing three partnerships promising mutually beneficial outcomes.
 
In welcoming on board Apunipima Cape York Health Council and Life Without Barriersas well as Cairns Emergency Medical Association (CEMA), back for its second year, CIAF’s General Manager Vanessa Gillen said the event’s all-inclusive nature and philosophies are attractive to community organisations.
 

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CIAF Announces Health Partnerships

26 June 2018

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) has attracted significant interest from the Indigenous and community health sector this year announcing three partnerships promising mutually beneficial outcomes.
 
In welcoming on board Apunipima Cape York Health Council and Life Without Barriersas well as Cairns Emergency Medical Association (CEMA), back for its second year, CIAF’s General Manager Vanessa Gillen said the event’s all-inclusive nature and philosophies are attractive to community organisations.
 

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Coral Expeditions partnership

30 May 2018

Coral Expeditions presents Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’s - Collectors & Curators’ Program

Australia’s leading expedition cruise company, Coral Expeditions charts a cultural course as the presenting partner of Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’s 2018 Collectors and Curators’ Program.

 

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CIAF 2018 Fashion Performance creative collective announced

17 April 2018   |  fashion, culture, indigenous artists

17 April 2018

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Esteemed creative and cultural collective to produce 2018 fashion performance

Friday 13 April 2018. Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) has appointed a new creative collective to co-produce its sixth, highly anticipated fashion performance that will premiere on Friday 13 July within the rainforest tableau of the Tanks Arts Centre, Edge Hill.

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Key Dates for 2018

21 March 2018

Tuesday 10 - Sunday 15 July

Bukal - the story of Henrietta Marrie | COCA

 

Wednesday 11 July

Dancing Smoke | Miriki + POMO | Fogarty Park

North by East West | Exhibition Opening | Cairns Art Gallery 

Continental Drift from Blak to Black | | Exhibition Opening | Cairns Art Gallery

 

Thursday 12 July

Opening Night Party | Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal

 

Friday 13 July

Art Fair | Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal

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Russell Beer & Peggy Kasabad- Lane. Photograph Blueclick Photography

Ports North backs new award to capture Queensland’s Indigenous artists’ photographic excellence

1 December 2017

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) will expand its annual art awards in 2018 to recognise the powerful medium of photography through a new $5000 prize backed by major partner, Ports North.

This year’s inaugural awards comprised five judging categories (Emerging, Innovation, Art Centre, Premier’s Award for Excellence and People’s Choice) that rewarded Queensland’s best and brightest Indigenous artists who shared in a prize pool of $45,000.

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