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05 July — 05 July

6:00 pm — 9:00 pm


CIAF 2022, Opening Event

Exclusive Preview

Bulmba-ja Arts Centre

NorthSite crowd of arts lovers watch Welcome to Country

Experience the special opening of 6 exhibitions curated by NorthSite at Bulmba-ja for CIAF 2022.

On behalf of the entire team at NorthSite Contemporary Arts, we are delighted to invite you to the CIAF x NorthSite Exclusive Preview on Tuesday 5 July 2022.

In 2022 family and friends return to Cairns in person to celebrate the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. It will be a momentous coming together, with lots of new artworks and experiences in store for audiences.

This CIAF x NorthSite Exclusive Preview will be the first event for CIAF audiences at the recently renovated Bulmba-ja Arts Centre.


The Exhibitions

Plus flashbacks to works from 2021 CIAF shows, inc:


Event Overview

5 — 6 pm | VIP Preview (CIAF Collectors and Curators ticket holders only)

6pm — 9:00 pm | Event Opening

  • Welcome to Country by Minjil

  • Speeches

  • Meet the artists

  • One-off performances by Yidinji future-ancestor Jaymen Drahm (7:30 PM) + Kuranda royalty band, The Pad Boys delivering a very special 30th-anniversary set.

Cash bar and cafe operated by The Hungry Pitcher.


This event is free to all participating CIAF 2022 Artists, NorthSite Members and special invitees. A limited number of General Access tickets are also available at $15 (pre-sale only).

Find out more about the gallery and view all NorthSite CIAF 22 Exhibitions here






5th July 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bulmba-ja Arts Centre
96 Abbott Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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+61 07 4047 4910
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NorthSite Contemporary Arts
07 4050 9498
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