Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF)


Not your typical art fair!

This event, known as CIAF (pronounced kai-aff), is held in Cairns and is a lively celebration of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Featuring a sophisticated exhibition of carefully curated Indigenous art work, some of which is transported from the most remote communities in Australia, you’ll gain an insight into the world’s oldest living culture.

You can expect an eat street, dance performances, theatre, sculptures, an art market, and even a fashion show.  

There will be many locations where this event will be held, so best to visit the helpful website to find out details of what’s on and which events are free, and ticketed.

The event concludes late in the afternoon of Sunday, 15 July.

Other Information

  • Family Friendly

Important Info




  • Free excluding ticketed events ( CIAF Opening Night Party and CIAF Fashion Performances)

Past Event

  • Opening Night celebrations, Thursday 12 July 2018
  • All other events from 13-15 July 2018

Contact Information

Event Map

Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns City

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