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14 - 23 August 2020


Yarrabah Art Centre Collection. Photo credit Tim Ashton

CIAF 2017 Report (4.54 MB)

2017 CIAF Exhibition Catalogue (11.3 MB)

This year's outstanding exhibition catalogue.

Season's Greetings from CIAF (319.55 KB)

2017 Save the Date (306.42 KB)

14-16 July, 2017. Opening Night 13 July.

Save the date for the 2017 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in your calendar. 


Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2016 Report (5.58 MB)


Now in its third year as a not-for-profit company, CIAF continues to flourish as the platform for QLD Indigenous artists, embracing inclusion, accessibility and cultural integrity. 



Art Fair & Exhibition Catalogue 2016 (7.07 MB)

JULY 2016

CIAF conveys the rich diversity of Queensland Indigenous art from more than 300 artists in a curated Art Fair as well as a bustling Art Market.

CIAF 2016 Fashion Performance- Jana Jaral (444.16 KB)

Fashion brochure

The old and the new come together in the 2016 CIAF Fashion Performance, Jana Jaral (Respect) curated by Grace Lillian Lee and choreographed by Fiona Wirrer-George.
Jana Jaral is a display of movement and textiles in a visual feast that celebrates Australian Indigenous culture and encourages collaboration.


Birrimbi Dulgu Bajal VAMFF brochure (546.24 KB)

March, 2016

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair presents Birrimbi Dulgu Bajal, a wonderful addition to the 2016 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) Cultural Program.


Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2015 Report (6.46 MB)

October, 2015

The sixth CIAF took place at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, on the tropical waterfront of Trinity Inlet. Now the second year the new corporation, CIAF Ltd, the event hit a high, with record crowds of more than 50,000, participating over 31 July - 2 August.

Art Fair & Exhibition Catalogue 2015 (Part I) (2.86 MB)

July, 2015

Queensland Indigenous art has its own distinct aesthetic style influenced by a vast and varied landscape, from tropical rainforest, to the islands of the Torres Strait and to the rugged terrain of Cape York.




14 - 23 AUGUST 2020


Open 14 August - 2020.ciaf.com.au for 10 days of Facebook live streamed virtual galleries, presentations, performances, webinars, workshops and community spotlights. Register for updates on our Coral Expeditions Competition.

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Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Ltd is a not-for-profit company with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) Status. All donations to the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) are greatly appreciated and will contribute to CIAF operational costs. Your support assists CIAF in continuing to attract and nurture national and international recognition for the appreciation of the vital cultural contribution of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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