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 fashion pieces to be showcased at the Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2021 exhibition and possible fashion shows and exhibitions in the future. Due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, the weavers met monthly via zoom and a closed Facebook group over a 6-month period to develop design concepts and to share ideas and support each other.
The finished pieces plus fashion style photographs of Aboriginal models wearing the pieces are now part of the SWFW Arts 2021 exhibition. Our photographer documented the weaver’s processes and this footage has culminated in a doco-style ﬁlm sharing the process of making; available here:
A huge thank you to our funders, our weavers, their models and our photographer for this stunning display of weaving and First Nations talent.
All Photography by Jay Black
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