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
Applications have now closed for the 2023 Exhibition
2023-2024 Touring Exhibition
Our exhibition will be touring the Mid North Coast from August 2023 to July 2024.
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.