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 celebrates the precious urban green corridor in Sydney’s Inner West and aims to capture the essence of the GreenWay through visual art. Works are selected on the basis of artistic merit and relevance to the GreenWay themes of the urban environment, community connections and/or sustainable transport.
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
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
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