Get ready for EDGE GreenWay
Thursday, 14 March 2019
Inner West Council’s FREE immersive arts experience, EDGE GreenWay, is coming to the Iron Cove and Bay Run on Saturday, 30 March to shine a spotlight on the cultural laboratory of Sydney’s Inner West.
Featuring a pop-up plane party on the Lilyfield pedestrian bridge, free botanical mocktails, outdoor sculpture and art installations, live artist performances, free family fun, music and lantern parades, it will be an afternoon and evening of art, fun and excitement.
EDGE GreenWay will culminate in a gravity-defying finale by world renowned physical theatre company Legs on the Wall while a ‘Ship of Dreams’ sails off into the Sydney Harbour sunset.
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said that EDGE would transform the GreenWay.
“We are very excited to present EDGE GreenWay, the first of what we aim to build into a central part of Sydney's scene - a cultural event to rival Vivid Sydney,” he said.
“All of our content is being produced in collaboration with local creatives. One in 10 of our residents work in the creative industries, and the Inner West is home to hundreds of studios, production houses, artist initiatives, galleries and performance spaces.
“Our goal is to make the Inner West the national capital of independent arts and culture and building and EDGE is a vital plank in that plan,” Mayor Byrne said.
EDGE will shine a spotlight on them and invite the public behind the scenes in a rolling series of events across the Inner West to take place throughout 2019 and beyond.
WHEN: Saturday, 30 March, 3pm-9pm
WHERE: Iron Cove and Bay Run, corner Lilyfield Road and Canal Road, Lilyfield. Where the GreenWay meets the Bay Run.
WHO: Legs on the Wall, Canal Road Film Centre, Ikara Celebratory Events, amigo & amigo interactive lighting and design studio, Trolley’d ‘pop-up plane party’ mocktail bar, edible and medicinal forager Diego Bonetto, Milkcrate Theatre, public art specialists Vertebrae, artists collective The agar dish
ART: Crank Zappa (pictured), the hot-tempered electric Jellyfish that zazzles and zaps and is made from single-use plastic objects. The Rhythmotron, an interactive algorithmic robotic percussion machine. Fish Traps indigenous artwork referencing the local Wangal people of the Eora Nation.
PLUS: activities for children, food trucks, pop-up bars, talks and tours. FREE transport to Iron Cove. For more information go to www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/EDGE
WHY: The Inner West is home to Australia’s highest per capita number of artists and arts workers. Its (sometimes gritty) industrial and semi-industrial areas are teeming with artist studios, performance spaces, film studios…and also home to some of the finest street art in Australia.
The full EDGE GreenWay program is available now at www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/EDGE. For print quality images and interviews with artists, creatives and performers, contact the Communication team.
For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath | Media and Communications Coordinator
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