Kororoit Collectibles

2012

In early 2012, I was invited to take part in a curatorial initiative that saw a group of selected artists create work about Kororoit Creek, a major waterway of 80km in length in the North- West and Western parts of Melbourne, once home to the Wurundjeri people. Decades of settlement polluted the river, and many clean-up initiatives later it has still not recovered to its original state.

The following are objects I collected during my walks along the banks of the Kororoit. Collectively, they challenge manufacture of significance. The lost becomes the kept, inherently changing provenance and meaning, turning the disregarded into something preserved.