Art projects on the GreenWay

The GreenWay is an inspirational place for arts projects and community involvement.

GreenWay Art Prize 

The Art Prize was established in 2010 to capture the essence of the Greenway through visual art and to celebrate the vibrancy, creativity and community spirit of the Inner West.

This is a national prize, open to all artists submitting work within the terms of the prize.

The prize is judged and exhibited at Art Est. School and Gallery in Leichhardt. 

Find out more at the GreenWay Art Prize website

GreenWay Short Film 

The GreenWay short film provides the community, first time visitors and school students with an overview of the GreenWay vision, concepts and on ground activities to date.

A big thank you to the students and teachers from Kegworth Public School, the Inner West Environment Group, National Tree Day Volunteers and everyone who contributed to the making of this film.

Artcycle

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

During 2006-2007 children from Kegworth Public School and volunteers from the Inner West Environment Group (IWEG) painted murals on the facades of the Lords Road tunnel under the rail corridor. These murals are free for everyone to see at any time of the day.

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

Interim GreenWay Arts and Cultural Strategy (PDF 3.2MB)

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Page last updated: 15 Sep 2021