Wollongong Exhibition 2017-18

Gallery Exhibition
​Artists Brogan Bunt, Lucas Ihlein and Kim Williams invite you to join them as they walk upstream, exploring the social, environmental and suburban fabric of our local creeks.

This exhibition presents video, photography, works on paper and an array of playful objects as evidence of the important role played by water in the Illawarra region.

This project is funded by a Small Cultural Grant from Wollongong City Council

Exhibition Launch:
6:00-8:30pm, Friday 27 October 2017
The exhibition will be launched by Dr Joshua Lobb, Senior Lecturer Creative Writing, University of Wollongong.

Exhibition Dates:
28 October 2017 – 11 February 2018

Wollongong Art Gallery
Corner Kembla & Burelli Streets, Wollongong
Phone 02 4227 8500
Opening hours: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm and Weekends 12-4pm

Free, all welcome

​​​Local Creek Walks

  • Sunday October 29 2017, 10am-3.30pm
  • Sunday December 10 2017, 10am-3.30pm
  • Sunday January 28 2018, 10am-3.30pm
  • Sunday February 11 2018, 10am-3.30pm

The Walking Upstream team invite you to join them on a series of local creek walks as an integral part of the exhibition.

Return to Wollongong Art Gallery in the afternoon to view the exhibition.

Free, limited places! Bookings essential:
phone 0405 700 142 or 0423 745 736, or email info@walking-upstream.net

The walks:

Sunday October 29: Join botanist Charles Huxtable on a walk up American Creek with a focus on the myriad plant species that inhabit the riparian zones of the Illawarra.
[Booked out – contact us to go on the waiting list]

Sunday December 10: Join Dr Cath McKinnon, author of Storyland , on a walk up Mullet Creek discussing the complex histories surrounding the waterways of the Illawarra.
[Booked out – contact us to go on the waiting list]

Sunday 28 January: Join Les Bursill, a Dharawal historian, archaeologist, anthropologist, and publisher, as we walk up Ooaree Creek (near Gerringong).
[Booked out – contact us to go on the waiting list]

Sunday February 11: Join the Walking Upstream team on a mystery creek walk! Details to be announced closer to the date.


Click here to download or view the exhibition catalogue, with essay by Vincent Bicego.

The video below was made in collaboration with Hayden Griffiths of Phoenix Media, and was included in the exhibition at the Wollongong Art Gallery:

View or download a copy of the 12 Creek Walks book which was published by Leech Press in association with the exhibition at Wollongong Art Gallery

The video below – a slideshow featuring diverse plant species – was made in collaboration with botanist Charles Huxtable, during a walk along Byarong Creek:

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.