Entries for the 10th GreenWay Art Prize are NOW OPEN!
Entries close 8 October
The GreenWay comes to life through its diverse creative communities, with galleries and artists, schools, community groups and residents sharing their respect and appreciation for this precious urban green corridor winding through the heart of Sydney's Inner West.
Through its themes – urban environment, community connections and sustainable transport, the Greenway Art Prize captures the essence of the Greenway in an annual snapshot across three galleries in Leichhardt, Dulwich Hill and Bankstown.
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