2018 is shaping up to be a busy year for art and culture along the GreenWay. It kicked off with the annual Art on the GreenWay environmental art exhibition at the Northern end of the GreenWay, at the Lilyfield Road bridge and park. The 10 day exhibition formed part of the annual Inner West Open Studio Trail, with an opening event on 10 March featuring bicycle cinema, DJ, BBQ and bar, guided walks along the GreenWay, lantern-making and more.
The Leichhardt Mens Shed are busy making three GreenWay Street Libraries to be located at Café Bones, Lewisham West and Johnson Park, Dulwich Hill. Artists Alessandro Berlini and Adam Galea have been commissioned to provide a unique design for each library reflecting its location along the GreenWay, including a small sculpture of a local animal. No prizes for guessing the animal to be featured in the Café Bones Street Library!
Meanwhile, planning for the 9th annual GreenWay Art Exhibition is well advanced. A $10,000 prize pool is on offer in 2018, with prizes for photography, paintings, sculpture and mixed media. Look out for the “call for entries” date which will be promoted widely in a few weeks time via the Greenway website.
Opening Night at Art Est Art School and Gallery, Leichhardt is scheduled for Thursday 8 November, followed by a 10 day exhibition until 20 November. As in previous years, a scaled-down version of the exhibition will tour to Seaview Gallery, Dulwich Hill from 26 November to 1 December and Bankstown Arts Centre from 3 to 19 December.