Seeing Saltwater Country

National Exhibition Register

  • Debbie Sibosado, Djugarargyn /  Oogul Angadoo
    Sally Mayman and Dale Kentwell Debbie Sibosado, Djugarargyn / Oogul Angadoo, 2010
    Archival Photographic Giclee prints on 100% cotton rag

About the exhibition

The Seeing Saltwater Country project began in 2009 when artists Sally Mayman and Dale Kentwell collaborated with the local indigenous peoples of the Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia. The resultant exhibition of both photographs and painting explores connection to country highlighting a unique Saltwater lifestyle. The initial collaborations were at the time of the proposed gas hub at James Price point.

A beautiful, timely and thought provoking body of work, explores through stories and language, portraits and landscape, the strength and humanity within the remote communities.

The exhibition was first shown at Manly Regional Gallery and Museum in 2010 as part of the Local Guringai Festival and has recently been acquired by the State Library of Western Australia for their permanent collection with a publishing contract through Fremantle Press.

The touring exhibition is comprised of A1 and A2 size archival photographic giclee prints on 100% cotton rag, please view the images on the website below. The works are accompanied by a publication and the artists hope to increase understanding, awareness and reconciliation through touring these. All Proceeds from book sales will be redirected back to the Dampier Peninsula for community projects.

Details for the publication can be found here:


Artists and Curator

Katherine Roberts ( MAGAM)

Sally Mayman, Dale Kentwell

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/04/2017 - 16/01/2019
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Manly Art Gallery and Museum
$3,600 (exc. freight) - Contact to discuss
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Installation Support Available, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Invitations or Invitation Template, Labels, Public Program Opportunities
Other materials
Profits from book sales are going back to the communities.
Primary contact
Sally Mayman
0415 927 218
Secondary contact
Dale Kentwell
0418 121 522