Arts & Culture

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

12 - 14 July 2019

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From where ever you are, come and join Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, and immerse yourself in a CIAF experience of your own. In 2019, CIAF will celebrate its 10thAnniversary from 12 to 14 July, opening night 11 July 2019. In 2018, 45000 people attended across all venues enjoying the diversity of Far North Queensland Indigenous culture and taking the chance to attend and buy the latest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art from across Queensland, at the CIAF Art Market and Art Fair. The now famous CIAF daily program offers free traditional dance and music performances, artist and industry talks, art workshops, theatre and film screenings. Cairns cultural venues offer a variety of art form events and gallery exhibitions, creating a celebratory feeling citywide.

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Event Location

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Queensland 4870, Australia

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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. 

In 2019, CIAF will celebrate its 10th Anniversary as it continues to introduce innovative and exciting opportunities for Queensland Indigenous artists. CIAF has gone from strength to strength since the inaugural fair in 2009, attracting significant attention from both international and national collectors, curators, media and the general public.

CIAF’S 10th Anniversary will showcase the diverse cultures and artistic wealth of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples through an impressive three-day program of art, dance, talks and workshops. In 2019, CIAF will be held from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July with opening night on Thursday 11 July.

Events Highlights:

  • CIAF Opening Night
  • CIAF Fashion Performance
  • Art Fair
  • Art Market
  • Artist Talks
  • Children’s activities and workshops

Event Dates:

12 July 2019 – 14 July 2019

CIAF 2018

Highlights from last year’s event.

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

From 12-14 July, 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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