Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a hit

Aunty Milly did well at this year’s art fair

Many artists are wondering what to do to increase sales of authentic and original artworks at the Cairns  (CIAF) next year.

But one artist from Badu Island in the Torres Strait knows exactly what to do next — more of the same!

Aunty Milly, from Badhulgaw Kuthinaw Madh, or Badu Arts Centre, is quietly making the most beautiful bags from raffia rope and ghost net ropes.

And at this year’s art fair, she sold all she made.

“I can’t believe it,” Aunty Milly said. “People kept buying them.

“And we were worried about selling just one or two.

“I sold them all!”

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