HIDDEN Footscray


Delve deep enough beneath the cosmopolitan charm of Footscray, and you can find hidden stories of lost heritage, unknown traditional cultural practices, forgotten memories and more.

Maribyrnong City Council is delighted to present HIDDEN Footscray - featuring artworks by six local artists David Hourigan, Deb Bain-King, Jody Haines, Kerrie Poliness, Jason Waterhouse and Felicity Watson and an essay by author/academic John Weldon.

Working across a range of media, themes and creative expressions, the HIDDEN exhibition series highlights diverse aspects of overlooked culture, heritage and geography within Maribyrnong.

HIDDEN Footscray is presented by Maribyrnong City Council in association with Footscray Community Arts.

Exhibition dates: 14 January-26 March 2023

Exhibition Catalogue:


Launch event: 3-5pm, Saturday 14 January 2023

Artists in Conversation: 2-3.30pm, Sunday 26 February 2023

Location: Roslyn Smorgon Gallery, Footscray Community Arts, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray

Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday

Cost: Free

Image: Footscray TV and HiFi Repair (2019), David Hourigan.

Artist Videos:

David Hourigan

Deb Bain-King

Felicity Watson

Jason Waterhouse

Jody Haines

John Weldon

Kerrie Poliness



Read Dr John Weldon's speech from the launch event here(PDF, 413KB)