Cairns Art Gallery invites you to join us to celebrate the opening of the Gallery’s outstanding 2018 CIAF program on Wednesday 11th of July from 6.00pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event (RSVPs appreciated) and enjoy the exhibition opening of the 2018 program, which includes three diverse exhibitions featuring Indigenous contemporary art and traditional practice. Highlights of the evening are sure to be the performances by the Malu Kawai Dancers from Boigu Island and singer/songwriter Stephen Pigram from Broome.
We thank Henrietta Fourmile-Marrie AM for being with us on the evening for the Welcome to Country.
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is a dynamic, annual event celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture.
Continental Drift: Black / blak art from South Africa and north Australia is a major exhibition celebrating and examining international black art and culture and highlights the shared experiences of contemporary blak/black artists from South Africa and north Australia.
Mara: Indigenous design, politics and food culture celebrates the cultural heritage and living culture of Aboriginal people in north Queensland and brings together more than two hundred traditional and contemporary design objects used for hunting and food gathering in Far North Queensland.
North by East West: Re–igniting a cultural connection through pear shell celebrates the relationship between Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal cultures through a stunning display of pearl shell carving, jewellery and prints produced by artists from north Queensland and the Kimberley region in Western Australia. Pearl shell was used both as a cultural medium and a commodity for industry that continues today.