Arts

Get down and arty at the GreenWay by checking out the local art scene or create your own masterpiece.

The GreenWay area houses a vibrant and diverse arts community complete with galleries, arts schools, active artists and arts based community groups. We invite you to come and view the work of local artists at three galleries across the GreenWay catchment.

The GreenWay Art Prize 

2014 GreenWay Art Prize winners announced

2014 GreenWay Art Prize winner  Laura Moore awarded by GM Ashfield Council Vanessa Chan 30 Oct 14 condensedThe winner of the 2014 GreenWay Art Prize was Laura Moore of Chippendale who won a $4,500 prize package for her highly original interpretation of GreenWay themes in a video installation work. This year 46 works were selected for exhibition from a total of 66 works submitted in the highly popular, annual community arts event that celebrates the precious urban green corridor in Sydney's Inner West.

The winners of the 2014 GreenWay ArtPrize were announced at the opening night of the GreenWay Art Exhibition, hosted by Art Est. Art School and Gallery, Leichhardt.

The winner of the $1,000 Community Art Prize which was open to residents of Ashfield, Canterbury, Leichhardt or Marrickville Councils was Genevieve McCrae of Haberfield.

2014 was the 5th annual GreenWay Art Exhibition. The judging panel for the Prizes was Elizabeth Fortescue (arts writer), Gary Freemantle (Ashfield Artist in Residence), Professor Helen Grace (artist and academic) and Euan Macleod (artist). The event was curated by Christiane Keys-Statham.

The GreenWay Team would like thank all the talented artists who entered the competition.

Special thanks to event sponsors Ashfield, Leichhardt, Marrickville and City of Canterbury Councils, Art Est. Art School and Gallery, Derivan, maker of fine artist materials and Huxbury printing specialists.

Artcycle

Artcycle is a not for profit volunteer run organisation that promotes arts and cycling in the the GreenWay catchment and greater region. It holds regular free cycling tours of local galleries and art installations. The guides for these tours are usually artists themselves. The Artcycle website is regularly updated with a host of fun events. 

Hawthorne Canal Community Mosaic

mural Kegworth St entrance 2 Aug 11 001

This spectacular mosaic at Lords Road - Hawthorne Canal tunnel has been created with many thousands of volunteer hours and a phenomenal number of small pieces. The story of the project is told in a short video by Katherine Buskariol. Officially opened in August 2011, the work was coordinated by Nola Diamantopoulos of the Studio of Spontaneous Creativity. The Lords Road Mural project was a joint initiative between Leichhardt Council, Rail Corps and Kegworth Publiv School. 

Lords Road Mural 

During 2006-2007 children from Kegworth Public School and volunteers from the Inner West Environment Group (IWEG) painted murals on the facades of the Lords Road tunnel under the  rail corridor. These murals are free for everyone to see at any time of the day.

Arts and cultural strategy

The draft GreenWay Arts and Cultural Strategy recognises more than 17 significant arts and cultural sites in the local area. The strategy also assesses locations and themes for future art works, cultural activities and public animation.

Some examples of existing arts sites are:

  • Site two: Lilyfield Road Arts Hub, Leichhardt
  • Site 9: Canal Walk, Leichhardt
  • Site 11: Whipple Rail Bridge, Ashfield
  • Site 15: Jack Shanahan Reserve, Marrickville

Download:  Interim GreenWay Arts and Cultural Strategy and Map.

 

Arts and Community Images

RIDE THE GREENWAY YOUR WAY!

A skater captured his trip along the GreenWay starting from Leichhardt through to Iron Cove then back to Lewisham in Sydney's Inner West. Video created by Bo Yuan and Tim Hans.   GreenWay Map below created by Benjamin Salmon.

GREENWAY MAP

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