Aboriginal Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects Exhibition

Saltwater Freshwater is a biennial art award and contemporary cultural objects exhibition that was established in 2017, and continues to provide a valuable platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from the Mid North Coast Region.

"2020 had a huge impact on the world and vastly changed the way we create and engage with the arts. This exhibition is a testament to our resilience and our undeniable need for cultural expression. This multidisciplinary display speaks to the holistic nature of Aboriginal culture that's deeply embedded in the lands & identity of First Nation peoples from Worimi, Biripi, Dunghutti & Gumbaynggirr nations."

Alison Williams, Curator, Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2021

2021 Touring Exhibition

Our exhibition will be touring the Mid North Coast from February 2021 to January 2022.

Port Maquarie
27 Feb - 18 Apr 2021

Glasshouse Regional Gallery

27 Feb - 18 Apr 2021
Coffs Harbour
28 May - 6 Aug 2021

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

28 May - 6 Aug 2021
Sydney
19 Aug - 2 Oct 2021
19 Aug - 2 Oct 2021
Taree
14 Oct - 28 Nov 2021

Manning Valley Regional Gallery

14 Oct - 28 Nov 2021
Yarrawarra
4 Dec - 29 Jan 2022

Wadjar Regional Indigenous Gallery

4 Dec - 29 Jan 2022

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

Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2021 is proudly supported by the Australian Government through the Indigenous Languages and Arts fund; and in collaboration with the Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Manning Regional Art Gallery and Wadjar Regional Indigenous Gallery.