CIAF VIP Art Fair Tour

1.5 Hours
Cairns, Queensland
Art & Nature
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The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is Australia's premier Indigenous art fair, offering unparalleled opportunities for visitors to Tropical North Queensland to experience the beauty and diversity of Queensland’s distinct Indigenous cultures.

Join us for an exclusive VIP Tour of the Art Fair this July, in sunny Cairns. This tour is the first in CIAF's history and is sure to inspire you, as you immerse yourselves in the very best visual art Queensland’s First Peoples have to offer.


Cairns Convention Centre, Cnr Wharf & Sheridan Street, Cairns 4870 Queensland

What to expect

  • Exclusive VIP tour at CIAF 2022
  • 90-minute tour guided by a local Indigenous artist - Jack Wilkie-Jans
  • Acknowledgement of Country
  • Canapes and welcome drink
  • Learn about Queensland's First Nation's art scene
  • Meet and chat with artists exhibiting at CIAF

Take an exclusive, VIP tour of Australia's premier Indigenous art fair that will provide unique insights into the Art Fair and Art Market as well as Queensland's First Nations art scene.

Learn more about the remarkable artists and art centres that set the stage for CIAF 2022 and have the opportunity to meet artists to discuss their works and creative processes.

Your VIP experience commences with an Acknowledgement of Country followed by canapes and a welcome drink, along with a meet-and-greet by your VIP tour guide who will share the history and evolution of CIAF and showcase the Art Fair and Art Market.

Jack Wilkie-Jans

Jack Wilkie-Jans is a writer, contemporary Indigenous artist and aboriginal affairs advocate from Cape York Peninsula. He is from the Teppathiggi and Tjungundji tribes of the Western Cape and Waanyi tribe of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Working now as the Marketing & Communications Manager for the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Jack is an Alumni of the National Gallery of Australia's Wesfarmer's Indigenous Art Leadership Program and Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

What is included

This exclusive VIP CIAF Art Fair Tour is available on set dates only (see below).

The experience runs for 90 minutes.

Please note this experience runs with a minimum of 10 people and a maximum numbers of 20 people per experience.

Experience date:

  • Friday 8 July 2022, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Meeting point

Cairns Convention Centre, Cnr Wharf & Sheridan Street, Cairns 4870 Queensland

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Questions


Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is Australia's premier Indigenous art fair. Since 2009, CIAF has welcomed thousands of visitors to their annual series of events, where visitors immerse themselves in Queensland's rich and diverse Indigenous art & cultures.

Aside from showcasing the very best and most vibrant arts & cultural output of Queensland’s First Peoples, CIAF extends an ethical marketplace (and meaningful cultural exchanges) for artists and audiences alike; attracting sales from national and international collectors & curators.

To view the CIAF 2022 – Masters of Country full program, head to:

Ready for an experience you won't forget?