In response to current lockdowns and health advice, Australia’s premier Art Fair and Queensland’s quintessential celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) that was scheduled to take place this month has been postponed until November 2021.
CIAF’s General Manager Darrell Harris said the decision to postpone the annual event was not made lightly but is in the best interests of all stakeholders.
“With the situation changing daily it is vital we do the right thing in terms of protecting people’s health while also providing the ultimate CIAF experience to visitors and art collectors from around Australia,” he said.
“This is the first year CIAF will be staging its Art Fair and Art Market in the newly refurbished Cairns Convention Centre, and we are fortunate that this will still be the case, albeit later in the year,” said Mr Harris.
CIAF’s 2021 program highlights, including the Sacred themed Art Fair, art market, conversations, and workshops at Cairns Convention Centre, will all take place in November along with Pitchas After Dark Film Festival, Of Spirit and Story fashion performances and Music in the Park.
CIAF will now be held between Wednesday 10 and Sunday 14 November 2021. Details about programming including venues, ticketing and information will be announced when confirmed.
For information about CIAF 2021 related exhibitions and satellite events proceeding in August as scheduled, visit: www.ciaf.com.au for details.
Image: Performers at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (supplied)