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2015 GreenWay Art Prize

2015 GreenWay Art Prize Results

Gauri Torgalkar Urban Haiku Greenway Ink 20x95cmThe winner of the 2015 GreenWay Art Prize was Gauri Torgalkar who won a $4,500 prize package for her Ink and graphite on Japanese paper work titled Urban Haiku along the GreenWay (pictured).

This year the Art Prize received a record number of entries in the highly popular, annual community arts event that celebrates the precious urban green corridor in Sydney's Inner West. A total of 140 entries were received and 41 works were selected for exhibition.

The winners of the 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 inaugural Cooks River Small Sculpture Prize of $2,000 sponsored by the Cooks River Alliance was won by the ACAB Collective for a mixed media light sculpture titled Primamateria

The $1,000 Community Art Prize which was open to residents of Ashfield, Canterbury, Leichhardt or Marrickville Councils was won by Laraine Deer for her watercolour and gouache on clayboard titled work titled No Standing.

Judges for this year’s GreenWay Art Prize were Jason Wing (Visual Artist) and Gina Fairley (National Visual Arts Journalist ArtsHub).

The GreenWay Team would like thank all the talented artists who entered the competition and are inviting everyone to view the quality exhibition which runs until November 22 at Art Est. Art School and Gallery, 69 Lords Rd, Leichhardt. The exhibition will be open from 10am-9pm Monday to Wednesday and 10am-4pm Thursday to Sunday.

The exhibition will then move to Campsie Library in Amy Street Campsie, where the works can be viewed during Library opening hours from November 25 - 9 December.

The GreenWay Art Exhibition is hosted by Art Est. Art School and Gallery in Leichhardt. Special thanks to the event sponsors Ashfield, Leichhardt, Marrickville and City of Canterbury Councils, Art Est. Art School and Gallery, Cooks River Alliance, Huxbury Print Group and Derivan, maker of fine artist materials.

Below left: ACAB collective (Cooks River Small Sculpture Prize winner) Below Right: Laraine Deer (Community Art Prize).

   ACAB collective primamateria  Laraine Deer  No Standing watercolour clayboard 9x23cm


Schools Program a winner!

The innovative GreenWay Primary Schools Sustainability Program won a NSW Planning for Children and Young People "Commendation Award" at the NSW Planning Institute of Australia Awards Ceremony at Walsh Bay on 13 November. The Award was sponsored by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People.

The GreenWay Primary Schools Sustainability Program was developed and piloted in 2011. It uses the GreenWay as an outdoor classroom to introduce kids to sustainability issues, local history and the urban environment. The project was developed by the GreenWay USP in collaboration with the four GreenWay councils, three GreenWay public schools – Kegworth PS, Summer Hill PS and Ashbury PS, and the NSW Dept. Education and Communities. The Program consists of 5 two hour local history and environment walks along the GreenWay and a 130 page teachers workbook full of great sustainability learning resources for use in the class room and outdoors. All the activities are linked to the stage 2 NSW primary schools curriculum. The Program has been accredited by the NSW Teachers Federation and a teacher training module has been prepared by the Observatory Hill Environmental Education Centre. See the GreenWay schools website section for more details.

Mosaic mural wins award!

Lords Road Mosaic 059The beautiful Hawthorne Canal Community Mural in the pedestrian tunnel from Kegworth Street, Leichhardt to the GreenWay won the 2012 "Public Arts and Place Making" Award from the NSW Local Government and Shires Association. The Award was announced at the Local Government Arts and Culture Summit at the Powerhouse Museum on 13/14th November. 


Teacher’s Training Day

Teachers project 004On Tuesday the 28th of August teachers from schools in and around the GreenWay catchment attended the GreenWay Teachers training day. The session was run by Pauline Dowd and Glen Halliday from the Observatory Hill Environmental education centre with a valuable contribution from GreenWay community stalwart, Nick Chapman.

The activity was contacted as a component of the GreenWay Primary schools Sustainability Program with the objective To encourage the use of the local environment and promote outdoor learning as a valued resource for teachers and a rich learning space for students.

Highlights of the GreenWay Sustainability Project

We have put together a short film of just a few of the great images from the GreenWay Sustainability Project. We would like to thank everyone who has been part of this fantastic grant funded project. As the project wraps up in September, we begin a new era on the GreenWay with a Place Manager in addition to the Coordinator who will continue to work towards our long term goal for the GreenWay.

Arts and Community Images


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.


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