5:17 am Narrm;


Tributaries acknowledges the Traditional Custodians, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation, on whose waters and lands these events take place.

Tributaries employs situated, place-based methodologies, to engage with the ecological, historical and cultural legacies that are continuing to shape Narrm/Melbourne’s waterways. As waterways and the lives they sustain continue to be degraded, overlooked and under-recognised—ahead of a drier, hotter climate as forecast by the recent IPCC report—the Project aims to grow connections between the public and the waters that flow through, within and along Narrm/Melbourne.

As a methodology, the project draws on the ephemerality and permeation of tributaries that feed into larger waterways. Tributaries’ methodology engages these waterways as a model for collectivity and transdisciplinarity through plural ways of knowing, learning, sharing and living made tangible by generative, research-driven artistic production.

Tributaries is: architect and artist Ying-Lan Dann, artist Geoff Robinson, landscape architect and artist Saskia Schut, and artist Benjamin Woods.

Website design by Zenobia Ahmed and Dennis Grauel.