Weaving stories and culture – a practice in contemporary fibre art and fashion

A Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance project supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW developing our regions weavers and showcasing the innovative and extraordinary creative Koori talent from the Mid North Coast of NSW. Saltwater Freshwater worked with 11 weavers from across the Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti, Biripi and Worimi nations, supporting them to develop fibre art…

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Saltwater Freshwater Dance & Culture Camp

Saltwater Freshwater brought together two of Australia’s leading Aboriginal choreographers Thomas Kelly and Taree Sansbury to mentor four male and four female local Aboriginal dancers in choreography techniques and how to teach dance to youth. Together they created a new six-minute dance piece for the 2015 (Our) Flash Mob performances. Through community consultation, Saltwater Freshwater…

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Saltwater Freshwater Culture Camp 2014

The second Saltwater Freshwater Cultural Camp held on Worimi country over three days, saw 20 youth aged 15 to 18 from the Biripi and Worimi nations come together at Camp Elim in Forster NSW to learn a new (Our) Flash Mob Dance. Dance facilitators worked with the young participants and ran daily dance rehearsals across…

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Saltwater Freshwater Dance and Culture Camp 2013

The 2013 camp brought together 20 Aboriginal high school students aged 13 to 17 from Coffs Harbour, Macksville and Kempsey, at Scotts Head NSW – a significant mid-way point between the Gumbaynggirr and Dunghutti nations. The focus of the camp was dance. Facilitators worked with participants on a new (Our) Flash Mob dance (the dance…

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2011 Kempsey canoes project

The Kempsey canoes project in 2011 involved a mentoring program which addressed low retention rates among Aboriginal students at local high school, Kempsey High, and involved cultural groups in the Macleay Valley area. Students and their mentors met weekly, with the boys gaining experience in carpentry, metal work and traditional construction methods. It was compulsory…

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