The word Country for Indigenous peoples means place of origin, both culturally and spiritually. For many tribes their Country includes the sea, with many traditions and customs being deeply connected to water. Hunting, fishing, collecting and looking after culturally significant sites has always been an important part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. As well as underpinning social and economic well-being, Indigenous peoples' relationship with waters is crucial to cultural vitality and reliance. This collection of artwork reflects this deep connection to the ocean, through depictions of sea animals and sea country.