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Two people walking on a path through a grassy field.
Water flowing out of a concrete outlet into a pool of water with ripples radiating outwards.

Tributary Listening: Moonee Ponds Tributary Waterway


This event invites audiences into encounters with the material, ecological, historical and cultural layers that shape Narrm/Melbourne’s waterways. This is the second in a series of walks led by the Tributaries team and will focus on lesser known creeks that flow through Quor-nóng/Royal Park, and that feed into the Moonee Ponds Creek, Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung country. The creeks are at times submerged below the ground, channelised, and have been co-opted into a complex drainage system yet endure and resonate.

The walk will include narration, Auslan, and audio description and use an expanded approach to listening as a way to connect with place. This is a Deaf/hard of hearing and Blind/low vision friendly event.

Tributaries is a collaborative creative research project led by Ying-Lan Dann, Geoff Robinson, Saskia Schut, and Benjamin Woods. Tributaries acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and waterways in which this event takes place and pay our respects to Elders both past and present.

What's On

A live, guided audio walk along a partially submerged creek that feeds into the Moonee Ponds Creek. The walk will include narration, Auslan interpretation, audio description and will also be accessible via an online live stream. The walk will be led by the Tributaries team and will include performances by Carolyn Connors, Eamon Sprod and Benjamin Woods. 

(1) Royal Park tributary junction path. Photo: Benjamin Woods. (2) Royal Park tributary outlet. Photo: Benjamin Woods.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Running for 2 hours in a group of 20
Bookings required

If you missed out on ticket for the tour, please join online for the livestream via Instagram @tributariescollective

Meet at the small grassed, lawn area out the front of the main entrance to the Royal Park Train Station.


Accessible parking nearby, Audio description, Closed captions, Sensory friendly, Fully wheelchair accessible, Auslan interpreted


All Ages


Royal Park Train Station to Trin Warren Tam-Boore wetlands, Parkville VIC 3052


Tributary Listening: Moonee Ponds Tributary Waterway is supported by City of Melbourne Arts Grants.

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