Image: Still Image from the film series ‘Tributary Project’ 2021
Past Event

Tributary Encounters

Presented by Open House Melbourne


Thu 25 May 3:00pm - 5:30pm


Booking required


Flemington Bridge Railway Station, North Melbourne VIC 3051 (meet atthe Flemington Road Entrance Ramp )


Accessible bathroom Audio described Wheelchair accessible

Audiences are invited into encounters with the material, ecological, historical, and cultural legacies that shape the waterways of Kulin Country. The resilience of the waterways and resistance to colonisation and extractive practices will be revealed by bringing attention to the intersections between submerged, channelised, and remnant waterways.

Guided by the Tributary Project team along with guests, this walk will provide the audience with a range of ways to connect with waterways through deep listening, physical movement, and an introduction to the creative processes used by the Tributary team to deepen site knowledge.


Geoff Robinson

Geoff Robinson is an artist who creates situated projects that engage listening as a process for unravelling the durational layers of place. Robinson’s practice develops comparative relationships between multiple situations and places as a way of understanding deep time, current, and future relations to place.

Ying-Lan Dann

Ying-Lan Dann is an architect, artist and Interior Design lecturer. She explores temporal processes to generate awareness of environmental flux and emergence. She is an RMIT School of Architecture and Urban Design PhD candidate. Ying lives and works in Melbourne on Wurundjeri land.

Saskia Schut

Saskia Schut’s research addresses climate uncertainty and extreme Planetary distress through intimacy, relationality and embodiment. She investigates the ecological, historical and cultural legacies that are continuing to shape the urban environment.

Benjamin Woods

Benjamin Woods is an artist who practises with training in sculpture and sound. He explores how embodied relationships with sonic objects can generate attention to relational and ecological connections. Woods has been exhibiting and performing for over ten years and recently completed a PhD project at Monash University focusing on fragile ecologies of practice.

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