Facebook Twitter Google+


Join Mel Deerson and The Food Court, Saturday, November 30 between 12pm and 5pm for a Docklands Field Trip.

The aim of the exercise is for participants to take a fun, self-directed nature survey of the area as part of an art project.

You will be given pens, paper and instructions on the day, as well as snacks, and you're welcome to come and go as you please. We will be set up at The Food Court, Waterfront City, near the grass amphitheatre.

Your work will be used as part of an exhibition called FIELD TRIP at the gallery space 'The Food Court', which is part of the Renew Docklands project.

Your data will be collated, interpreted and displayed, coming together with work by other artists to make a strange, interesting field guide to nature in the Docklands. We will note your contribution in the exhibition, which will run from December 13 to January 4, and we would love to see you at 6pm, Thursday December 12 to celebrate the opening of the show.

Although there may not be much wildlife in the traditional sense in the Docklands, there are 'natural' things which come poking through, if only in some small way – weeds, urban birds, the odd fish (including a famed cuttlefish!), ants, even rabbits. Our project is to re-examine a space that's got a reputation for being a bit barren and windswept and see if there are other ways to look at it.


Melissa Deerson
0431 130 899