EDGE 2021: Art Camp on the GreenWay 16 April – 9 May
Monday 12 April 2021
EDGE 2021 Art Camp on the GreenWay is a 24-day onsite Artist in Residence project that will see nature and creativity converge in a dynamic, immersive arts hub on the banks of Iron Cove Bay at Lilyfield.
Designed as a COVID-19 safe experience, residents and visitors can wander through the site, meet the artists and experience the creative process.
Audiences can book in for workshops, talks and pop-up performances throughout the program.
Inner West Council Arts Projects & Partnership Leader Victoria Johnstone said Council was fueling the re-emergence of Sydney’s creative sector with EDGE 2021: Art Camp on the GreenWay.
“In the wake of 2020, our natural and creative worlds are at a similar tipping point,” she said.
“Hammered by the climate crisis and the impacts of COVID-19, we face enormous challenges to survive let alone thrive.
“In response to this, EDGE 2021 Art Camp on the GreenWay puts the Inner West creative community front and centre amidst our precious natural environment.
“This will transform the GreenWay into temporary residency spaces in pop-up shipping containers, beneath bridges and in natural nooks.
“Other residencies will be hosted by GreenWay community groups like The Wanderers and Bones Café, and in creative spaces such as Canal Road Film Centre, Art Est and The Red Box – home to Legs on the Wall.
“I urge all Sydneysiders to take advantage of this unique cultural experience,” Ms Johnstone said.
Art Camp on the GreenWay – 16 April to 9 May 2021. More information, full program and bookings, visit www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/edge
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY and MEDIA CALL: With Mayor, Councillors and all artists, Friday 16 April at Lilyfield Pedestrian Bridge at 11am
A special performance of internationally recognised Trevor Brown GreenWay Dronescape improvisation. Trevor was a featured artist at Ars Electronica 2017 and received Australia Council funding to tour his durational work Dronescape across six European countries
Gabrielle Bates fabricated masks and costumes for GreenWay Unknowns with community invited to pose for mise-en-scene photos alluding to more-than-human worlds and ways of being (pictured)
A first-time collaboration of Suara Indonesia Dance, Bowerbird Collective and BirdLife Southern NSW for Cicem: A Story of Migration exploring the rich contribution by Indonesian families to the Inner West through dance and giant puppetry
Found Objects & Hover by Shaun Parker Company. Pop-up performances and interactive workshops of contemporary dance to acrobatics. Filling unused spaces with performances, and delivering the site-specific finale
Canal Road Film Centre, home to 71 creative businesses and a vitally important engine room of the inner west’s cultural production, presents an exhibition of films, costumes, props, talks and tales from behind the scenes.
For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath, Media and Communications Coordinator, 9392 5334 or Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au