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Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2020 and dedicated to supporting the careers of Queensland Indigenous artists of Australia and Torres Strait Islands by providing a platform for exposure and income generation. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair is an annual event held over three days in 14th – 23rd August. The annual CIAF program of events continues to create the well-known celebration of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, music, dance, performance and fashion. The three day event that includes an art market, art fair, fashion performance and a dance and music performance program is held at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal.

In 2020 a new and interactive, digital festival platform will deliver CIAF to the world through a series of live stream presentations, performances, webinars, workshops, community spotlights, virtual gallery exhibitions and conversations. 

And the whole world is invited! CIAF, The Cultural Evolution is a 10-day digital program of events from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 August 2020.

Find the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Program here.

Find their live stream here.


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