Freshwater Saltwater is an annual exhibition that celebrates the rich artistic diversity of Far North Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities. The exhibition is based around the holistic existence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Freshwater represents the Aboriginal nations of Far North Queensland, with rivers flowing all across the land and through the rainforest, from coastal Cardwell to the tip of the Cape York Peninsula. Saltwater represents the Island nations and peoples of the Torres Strait, surrounded always by the ocean. This year, UMI is showcasing nine artists from all across this region - the flowing together of freshwater and saltwater.