Saltwater Freshwater

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Giinagay, guudji yiigu and welcome

We're writing a new chapter for our culture, together

We help drive change through innovative, arts and culture based programs designed for the Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti, Biripi and Worimi Aboriginal communities across the Mid North Coast of NSW

Giinagay (Gumbaynggirr) and Guudji Yiigu (Dunghutti) means welcome

In your words..

"Projects like these directly, positively and quite profoundly enable the school to lift levels of participation and retention"

Mick Eller – Kempsey High School

"Aboriginal boys who are experiencing problems need to be able to practice their culture, spend time with Elders and take part in cultural practices that are fun"

Uncle Fred Kelly

"I reckon dancing can get you places and can get you out of trouble. You learn more about your culture from dancing and what your culture is about"

Narina Ferguson – youth participant

Who Are We?

Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a board representing ten Local Aboriginal Land Councils on the Mid North Coast of NSW

What We Do?

We provide a year-round program of activities grounded in arts and skills development across a range of different art forms in our ten communities, many of them aimed at the next generation

Our People

Our board members represent ten Local Aboriginal Land Councils on the Mid North Coast of NSW. 

What You Can Do

Be a part of the story and help us deliver exciting, innovative and rewarding programs across the mid north coast.

Festival

The Festival’s mission is to celebrate and share authentic Aboriginal living culture with the wider community and commemorate Australia Day as a positive, inclusive family day for all communities to enjoy.