Aboriginal art awards with Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance

An invitation to all our local Aboriginal artists ...

Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who reside in the Worimi, Biripi, Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr nations to enter both the Aboriginal art award and contemporary cultural objects exhibition.

The exhibition opens at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery on Friday 26th February 2021 and will tour to the Manning Regional Gallery in Taree, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Wadjar Regional Indigenous Gallery AND for the first time to the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative in Leichardt, Sydney.

The 2019 art award winner was Gumbaynggirr artist YOWA for her work 'Matriarchs'.

"The winning artwork was bright and colourful with a very unique aesthetic, almost surreal, it felt like you were taken into a dream. The focal point of the artwork shows four elderly Aboriginal women on pedestals, with coastal country in the background and an iridescent sunset .... this is a perfect example of sharing Indigenous perspectives through art." (Amanda Hayman, Curator)

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Entry closing date has been extended to 30 November 2020

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