Aboriginal Art Award & Touring Exhibition

The region's premier Aboriginal art prize and contemporary cultural objects exhibition will be kicking off its 9 month regional tour at the Glasshouse in Port Macquarie on 24th May.

The exhibition will see contemporary artwork & cultural objects from some of the leading artists and designers.

The exhibition and art award aims to promote Aboriginal art from the Saltwater Freshwater region of the Mid North Coast of New South Wales.

Enter The Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award

Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance (SWFW) invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who reside in the Worimi, Biripi, and Dhanggatti and Gumbaynggirr nations to enter this biennial award.

Entry is FREE and submissions close at 4.00pm Friday 29 March 2019

Submit your work to the Contemporary Cultural Objects Exhibition

Expressions of interest are also open to artists to submit works into our contemporary cultural objects exhibition which will exhibit and tour alongside the art award entries.

Please call our office on 02 6658 1315 for more information

Saltwater Freshwater Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects Exhibition

Touring Dates:

  • Glasshouse Regional Gallery - 24 May to 6 July 2019
  • Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery - 19 July  to 14 September 2019
  • Manning Regional Gallery - 18 October to 30 November 2019
  • Wadjar Aboriginal Art Gallery - 14 December to 8 February 2020

The $5,000 art award is proudly supported by Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Corporation

Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2019 is made possible with the support of the NSW Government's regional cultural fund; and in collaboration with the Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Manning Regional Art Gallery and Wadjar Indigenous Art Gallery.