Daisy Noyes

Daisy Noyes

Series: Merri Creek Dresses

Photographer: Daisy Noyes

Project Description:
In the last year, I’ve been gathering rubbish, litter and invasive weeds from the Merri Creek in Melbourne and making dresses from these materials. Then I photograph the dresses being worn in the same area of the creek the materials were found. So far I have made dresses from plastic bags (polyethylene), plastic bottles (HDPE), cans (aluminium), invasive reeds, and non-native prickly pear. 
This creek is one of the few slivers of remnant bushland in the inner city of Melbourne, and has borne the title of the city’s most polluted waterway for decades now. 
This project is an attempt to intervene in a local site of coloniser-induced ecological destruction. It’s also a way to wrestle with my own eco-anxiety around the catastrophes we are leaving for my kids’ generation. 
All the images were made on Wurundjeri country.

Daisy Noyes

By Hilary Wardhaugh

Hilary Wardhaugh is a professional portrait photographer based near Canberra ACT. Her work involves portraits, headshots, event photography, editorial, PR and branding photography. She is a career professional and a specialist in her field

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