Joseph L. Griffiths’  unexpected installations Shelters bind creativity and survival, against the backdrop of a failed metropolis in Melbourne’s Docklands. Handmade entirely from natural and recycled materials collected on-site, these improvised dwellings, rafts and lookouts reclaim under-utilised spaces and drift between the wharves. Building on the precinct’s multiple histories and folklore, these part-sculpture, part-living structures explore the unexpected potential for beauty in this notorious landmark of Australia’s cultural cringe and propose new artistic approaches to our everyday lives.

About the Artist

Joseph L. Griffiths is an Australian visual artist, born in Melbourne in 1984, currently living and working in Barwon Heads, Victoria. His drawings and installations circle his interests in nature, urbanism, folklore, technology, craft, and the relationship between creativity and survival. He also composes music, surfs and works as a graphic designer.
  • Image: Joseph L Griffiths
  • Image: Joseph L Griffiths


Dates: 19-27 May

Location: Conder Plaza, New Quay Promenade, Docklands (tram routes 35, 70, 86, stop D10)

Times: 24 hrs a day

Ticket prices: Free

This event is also part of Day Pass 9

Wheelchair accessible: Yes


Sunset Closing Celebration

Dates: Sunday 27 May

Location: Conder Plaza, New Quay Promenade, Docklands (tram routes 35, 70, 86, stop D10)

Times: 3pm-5pm

Ticket prices: Free

Wheelchair accessible: Yes



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