River Song

  • MERVYN BISHOP
  • DIEGO BONETTO
  • CLARE BRITTON
  • VINCENT KING
  • DMITRY KUZNICHENKO
  • ASHER MILGATE (COOKS RIVER ALLIANCE)
  • JASON WING

and historical archives and maps from Sydney Water/Water NSW, City of Canterbury Bankstown, Inner West Council, Adastra Aerial Surveys & Royal Botanic Gardens

Curator: Catherine Benz

From the upper reaches of the river at a park in Yagoona to its engineered mouth at Botany Bay, the Cooks River is Australia’s most urbanised, polluted and contested watercourse. Loved and abused, championed and maligned, the river nonetheless prevails. This multi-disciplinary exhibition charts some of the many changes we have wrought on it and the poetry and cultural memory that can be found along its banks.

Exhibition dates:  13 March – 18 April

Part of the Cooks River Alliance’s Wurridjal Festival

Image: Clare Britton, Untitled 2017 from A Week on the Cooks River. Photo: Matt Prest, pigment print (from risograph original) on archival paper, 15 x 22.5 cm.

See the virtual exhibition here.


  • March 10, 2021