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Top-News  |  14. July 2017

CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR

Marketing images. Pre-CIAF. © Cairns indigenous art fair

Friday 14th. © Cairns indigenous art fair

Friday 14th. © Cairns indigenous art fair

Fireworks. Lovegreen. © Cairns indigenous art fair

Marketing images. Pre-CIAF. © Cairns indigenous art fair

Art Fair For Australia’s Indigenous Art And Culture

From July 14 to 16, the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair presents its eighth annual event. CIAF is an all-inclusive meeting and ethical marketplace for aspiring and established art collectors, curators and the general public.

The heritage-listed surrounds of Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal on the picturesque waterfront of Cairns provides an atmospheric setting for CIAF’s three-day annual festival of visual art, music, dance and knowledge. CIAF is the quintessential celebration of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ art and culture.

For the first time, the art market will be held in a purpose-built pavilion that is a fully-fitted, air conditioned space, much larger than the previous location.  The art market will feature a selection of art and craft from 55 exhibitors (artists, designers, art centres, collectives and local galleries) to present an accessible, affordable and ethical marketplace for visitors.

In 2016 CIAF received the ultimate endorsement of its appeal with a record attendance of 51,000 people who visited the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal and other satellite venues.

Included in a series of new developments and advancements following last year’s success, is the introduction of the CIAF Art Awards. The Awards provide opportunities for artists to increase their profile in the pursuit of innovation and excellence.

For the past four years, CIAF has embraced Indigenous textile and fashion design with a special fashion performance curated by Grace Lillian Lee and choreographed by Fiona Wirrer-George. CIAF’s fashion performance, “Wandan” (engl. ‘future’) will be held on Friday, 14 July, with an expanded program of two ticketed shows to accommodate a growing audience demand.

A highly anticipated and major exhibition will feature the works of one of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists, Daniel Boyd. The exhibition that examines narratives of the Pacific Islands as a ‘paradise’, and the life of Pacific Islanders in relation to slavery and the sugar cane industry, is entitled Bitter Sweet and will run from 20 June to 10 September.

As a platform for Queensland’s Indigenous arts and culture, CIAF not only presents a celebration and ethical marketplace for collectors, it helps educate and inform visitors about the unique differences in art practice.

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