Stony Creek Environmental Art Event commissioned by the Maribyrnong City Council
VENUE / SITE: Stony Creek, Hyde Street Reserve, Yarraville Victoria, April 2003. The Hyde St Reserve is on the banks of the Stony Creek and runs adjacent to Hyde Street, Yarraville. The Lower Stony Creek flows from the suburb of Sunshine, through Tottenham, West Footscray and Yarraville and into the Yarra River, just north of the West Gate Bridge.
MEDIA: Molded paper packaging materials.
EVENT: Twelve artists create, install and talk about their ephemeral works which respond to the site and its environmental and social context. This community based event highlights the vulnerability of the site, plans for and involvement in its recovery.
Through time this site has been an important source of food and materials for the Indigenous people of the area, been an industrial and domestic dumping ground and now a site for regeneration.
Land improvement projects have endeavoured to make the site more accessible to the community. The Friends of Stony Creek, Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria and Work Experience Schemes have carried out re-vegetation projects along the length of the creek.