Wolli Creek is a waterway in the Cooks River Catchment, bordered by a narrow corridor of bushland. It is set within Sydney’s suburbs, where it continues to be exposed to the significant degradation that urban environments bring. Nevertheless, it is popular as a walking spot, is home to an increasing abundance and diversity of bats and birds, and there are patches of native vegetation scattered amongst the rampant weed cover.
The rehabilitation of our degraded natural environments is a long and slow process which requires commitment and participation from establishments such as governments, but also grassroots organisations staffed by locals and volunteers.
Public accessibility is key to what makes this place so special. To reflect this, I’ve used some of the language of comics and zines, an historically democratic medium, and mass printed the zine element allowing a larger number of people to take this artwork home and revisit it.