Embassy of Australia
United States of America
Embassy address: 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 - Telephone: (202) 797 3000 - Fax: (202) 797 3168



Saltwater Country


...until 17 December


Judy Watson detail of dead littoral

Saltwater Country is a major exhibition project that presents new work by contemporary Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to audiences, firstly on the Gold Coast and then touring internationally and nationally. The term ‘country’ has come to be understood as an all-encompassing word in English to explain the intrinsic nature of Aboriginal culture and creative expression as a reflection of the connectedness to land and place of birth. What is less understood is the equally strong cultural connectedness to the sea and water’s edge.

Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art practice is notably different from the contemporary painting movement that has emerged from the Western Desert. This exhibition seeks to capture that distinctive cultural and creative experience as artists reclaim histories, investigate their pasts and establish new ways of caring for country and community through their artistic practice.

Artists: Vernon Ah Kee / Daniel Boyd / Michael Cook/ Erub Erwer Meta / Fiona Foley/ Rosella Namok / Mavis Ngallametta / Napolean Oui / Brian Robinson/ Alick Tipoti / Judy Watson.


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Gallery @ Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036

Open 10am until 2pm weekdays
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For further information call 202.797.3000
or email: Cultural.RelationsUS@dfat.gov.au


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