Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Arts & Culture

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

10 - 12 July 2020

Event Details

In recent years, 45,000 people attended Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) enjoying the diversity of Tropical North Queensland Indigenous culture. Opening night of the event is held on Thursday and gives attendees a sneak peek at the amazing program to come. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, attendees can view and purchase the latest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art from across Queensland, at the CIAF Art Market and Art Fair. The 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 that celebrates Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture, featuring an art fair, art market, craft, workshops, and cultural performances. 

In 2020, CIAF will celebrate its 11th 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.

Event Highlights:

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

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CIAF 2018

Highlights from last year’s event.

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