Flying Arts Industry Booth at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF)

26jul(jul 26)9:00 am28(jul 28)3:00 pmFlying Arts Industry Booth at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF)Artist and Artsworkers Workshop


26 (Friday) 9:00 am - 28 (Sunday) 3:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time

Event Details

Friday 26 July, 9-5 pm

Saturday 27 July, 9-5 pm

Sunday 28 July, 10-3 pm

Welcome to the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Industry Booth with Flying Arts!

We’re thrilled to announce that Flying Arts will be attending the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) this year! Whether you’re a local or just visiting, we invite you to stop by our booth for a chance to explore exciting opportunities and engage with our team.

Meet Chantel and Darren

Chantel and Darren, our enthusiastic representatives, will be at the booth to discuss the various ways Flying Arts can support your artistic journey. Darren, in particular, will be available for one-on-one consultations, providing personalized advice and insights to help you take your art to the next level.

Discover the Possibilities

At our booth, you can learn about:

  • Upcoming workshops and events
  • Grant and funding opportunities
  • Networking with fellow artists and industry professionals
  • Resources and support for your creative projects

Why Visit Us?

Flying Arts is dedicated to fostering artistic growth and providing valuable resources for artists of all backgrounds. By visiting our booth, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Get tailored advice from Darren
  • Connect with like-minded creatives
  • Discover new opportunities to showcase your work

See You at CIAF!

We can’t wait to see you at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair! Drop by, say hello, and let’s discuss how Flying Arts can help you achieve your artistic dreams. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting out, there’s something for everyone. See you there!

What to bring

Any questions you may have about our the By Request Programs, Regional Arts Fund, Queensland Regional Art Awards, Touring Exhibitions or Flying Arts Programs.


Cairns Convention Centre. Sheridan St &, Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870.

Flying Arts encourage the use of sustainable transport, including cycling, walking and public transport. Plan your journey through Translink.

Additional Information

Your facilitators: Darren Blackman is a proud Gureng Gureng/Gangalu man from Queensland’s central coast with Kanak South Sea Island heritage from Vanuatu. Blackman grew up in the Sunshine Coast town of Nambour and has been living and working throughout the Far North and Western Queensland since 1995. Through this work, Blackman speaks to some of the issues at the centre of the Australian Government’s Close the Gap campaign, that set intent to achieve health, education and employment equality by 2030 and reduce the seventeen-year life-expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous peoples. Touching on oral history from his Elders and reworking those messages, Blackman channels personal observations and his lived experience, to witness a wide range of Aboriginal perspectives and mainstream political and media inference.


Chantel Bates delights in working alongside regional artists and administrators to support sustainable cultural activities in regional communities, ultimately strengthening the social and economic fabric of the arts industry. Notably, Chantel is also an Aboriginal Artist herself deeply dedicated to strengthening and promoting inclusion of First Nations voices in the development of Indigenous art. Chantel’s passion for the arts shines in the By Request program as she is able to enrich the arts sector by overseeing engaging arts programs to communities all across Queensland. She takes pride in continuing the legacy of the founder of Flying Arts Alliance – Mervyn Moriarty OAM and his iconic legacy as a passionate and dedicated arts teacher and educator.