Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
‘When we are on Country, we flourish’ is the premise behind this year’s ‘Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’ (CIAF) theme: Connection to Country. Curated by CIAF Artistic Director, Janina Harding, and renowned curator and writer, Hetti Perkins, the three-day event celebrates the vibrant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures of far North Queensland through art, crafts, performance and fashion, as well as children’s activities, workshops, artist talks and a symposium held primarily at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal from 12 to 15 July.
‘CIAF 2018’ launches on Thursday 12 July at 6.30pm with a Welcome to Country by the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji people followed by the announcement of the CIAF Art Awards winners, who will receive a share of $50,000 across six categories.
CIAF Fashion Performance WANDAN (future), 2017
Photograph: Blueclick Photography Courtesy Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Queensland