CIAF VIP Fashion Showcase Experience

2 Hours
Cairns, Queensland
Fashion Tour
July
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This two-hour VIP Fashion Showcase Experience is being offered exclusively for small groups, for the first time in CIAF's history, and offers a unique and inspiring immersion into Queensland's Indigenous wearable art and fashion and textiles industry.

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is Australia's premier Indigenous art fair. Key among their annual series of events is the always highly-anticipated CIAF Fashion Performance! This years is titled - We Are Masters of Country.

Inspired by this year’s CIAF theme, Masters of Country, designers showcase their talent by exploring concepts of belonging, of Country, preservation and changes to landscape, as well applying their time-honoured techniques utilising natural fibres, dyes and other elements.

*Unfortunately this experience has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances*

Location

Tank 3 at Tanks Arts Centre. 46 Collins Ave, Edge Hill QLD 4870

What to expect

Experience Highlights

  • Exclusive, behind-the-scenes experience in heritage-listed Tanks Art Centre
  • A sneak-peek and exclusive access to the Fashion Performance dress rehearsal
  • Meet-and-greet with fashion designers, models and CIAF Fashion Mentor and model Benita Williams
  • Acknowledgement of Country
  • Welcome drink
  • Learn about First Nation's fashion and design

Be the first to see the stunning CIAF Fashion Performance at this exclusive sneak-peek during the showcase dress rehearsal as you go behind the scenes of Queensland's First Nations fashion scene.

Learn more about the designers, models and creatives that set the stage for CIAF's 2022 Fashion Performance and have the opportunity to meet some of the remarkable creative talent in the First Nations fashion industry.

Your exclusive 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 its Fashion Showcase ahead of the ticketed performance the following evening.

This 2 hour experience is being offered exclusively for the first time in CIAF's history and offers a unique and inspiring immersion into Queensland's Indigenous fashion, creativity and culture.

What is included

This exclusive CIAF VIP Fashion Showcase Experience is available for one night only during the dress rehearsal for the performance.

The experience runs for 2 hours.

Maximum of 20 people per experience.

Meeting point

Tank 3 at Tanks Arts Centre. 46 Collins Ave, Edge Hill QLD 4870

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Walking shoes

YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER

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: www.ciaf.com.au

Ready for an experience you won't forget?