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CIAF announces new production for 10th Anniversary 

Cultural Heights

The CIAF office is buzzing with excitement this week as we announce an exciting new project for 2019, Cultural Heights.

CIAF Choir Directors, Deline Briscoe, Philemon Mosby and Joey Tapau will work with the communities of Yarrabah, Wujal Wujal, Hopevale, Mossman, Poruma Island and Mer Island to develop their own choir groups resulting in a production at Cairns Performing Arts Centre as part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations. Cultural Heights will aim to revive traditional language, preserve local heritage and encourage intergenerational knowledge sharing and voice training in communities.

Cultural Heights is supported by Queensland Government’s Backing Indigenous Arts – Performing Arts (BIA-PA) program and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, it’s art funding and advisory body. Cultural Heights will be presented at Cairns Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 13 July. Tickets go on sale in early May.

Read more about Cultural Heights here.

Mrs Ngallametta

CIAF acknowledges with great sadness the passing of Mrs Ngallametta of Aurukun on Monday 28th January 2019. Her loss cannot be understated - a woman of great talents and a senior cultural leader who inspired her community and the nation with her love of Country which featured in her extraordinary artworks of both weaving and painting. Mrs Ngallametta was the winner of the CIAF 2018 People's Choice Award for her masterpiece 'Swamp on the Way to Obun, 2018' . Mrs Ngallametta had so much more to share with us and her legacy will endure for generations to come.

CIAF 2019 Performance Program

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for Far North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and performers. Click the link below to apply.


Australian Cultural Fund 

Thancoupie Tribute Exhibition 
As part of Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’s 10th Anniversary celebration one of the key exhibitions will be a tribute exhibition to CIAF’s founding Patron, Thancoupie, Dr Gloria Fletcher AO.

CIAF is currently seeking donations through the Australian Cultural Fund to assist with the Thancoupie Tribute Exhibition. Your support assists CIAF in continuing to attract and nurture national and international recognition for the appreciation of the vital cultural contribution of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Australian Cultural Fund is a fundraising platform for Australian artists and art organisations. Australian Cultural Fund is managed by Creative Partnerships. For more information about Thancoupie and to make a donation, please click here.

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