Arts & Culture

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

13 - 15 July 2018

Event Details

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) has capped off its eighth year with sell-out shows, a three-day turnout of 50,000 and record art sales underpinning its role as an all-inclusive cultural gathering and ethical marketplace.

Taking cue from this year’s Family Values theme, CIAF 2017 incorporated curated exhibitions, a new three-day art market, workshops, dance and music program, talks and conversations, theatre, fashion, food and the introduction of the inaugural CIAF Art Awards with winners sharing in a $45,000 prize pool.

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Event Information

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is a unique event which celebrates Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture, featuring an art fair, art market, craft, workshops, and cultural performances.

Events Highlights:

  • Opening night event
  • Art markets
  • Artist talks
  • Big Talk One Fire – presented by UMI Arts
  • CIAF fashion show

Event Dates:

12 July 2018 – 15 July 2018

The CIAF Fashion Performance returns in 2017 with a new theme, designers and models

Curated and produced by Grace Lillian Lee, the annual CIAF Fashion Performance features collections by QLD Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, designers and art centres. Pushing the boundaries of fashion through art, movement and culture.

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

From July 12- July 15, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) will transform the city of Cairns with its multi-faceted, all-inclusive celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, craft, performance, fashion and culture.

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