The Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award and Contemporary Cultural Objects 2019 is a touring exhibition showcasing Aboriginal artists living in the Saltwater Freshwater region.
It is on exhibition at Manning Regional Art Gallery until December 1.
This exhibition is a celebration of Aboriginal art and culture from the Worimi, Biripi, Dhanggatti and Gumbaynggirr nations of the Mid North Coast. Plus an accompanying public program of events including storytelling, weaving, language and for the first time featuring four short films from the Saltwater Freshwater project 'Yarning Through Culture Film', funded by the Indigenous Languages and the Arts program.
Guest curator and art award judge is Amanda Hayman.
- Printing Collaboration - every Friday in November, 10.30am to 3pm
Each Friday in November the gallery will run a series of casual drop in opportunities to collaborate on a concept driven linoprint work.
Come in to the gallery print studio to create and print a lino plate and add to the story wall.
- Weaving collaboration - every Saturday in November, 10.30am to 3pm
Each Saturday in November the gallery will run a series of casual drop in opportunities to collaborate on a concept driven weaving work that will travel with the exhibition to the Saltwater Freshwater nations to then become part of the Saltwater Freshwater Collection.
Be a part of a growing artwork!
- Yarning Culture with our Elders - November 16, 11am*
Join Aboriginal Biripi and Worimi Elders in this interactive and engaging session, yarning about culture, community, family and stories of the past.
- Learn Our Lingo - November 16, 1pm*
Explore the Gathang language through an informative and intimate journey facilitated by local Aboriginal language speakers.