EDGE GreenWay 2019

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Corner Lilyfield Road and Canal Road, Lilyfield
Saturday, 30 March 2019, 3-9pm

A free community celebration event.

Join in an immersive arts experience that shines a spotlight on the Inner West.  Head down to the water for:

  • Chilled out grooves from cockpit DJs while enjoying free botanical mocktails.
  • Outdoor sculpture and art installations
  • Live artist performances and music
  • Tours from Aboriginal elders, local art makers, environmentalists, and a weed wizard
  • Kids activities with crafts, puppets, playground and dance floor
  • A gravity defying performance from Legs on the Wall
  • GreenWay lantern parade leading into Earth Hour 

Bring a picnic or visit a food stall and enjoy an afternoon/evening on the bay.

Map and guide

Download the EDGE GreenWay Map and Guide (PDF 2.5MB)  or pick up a copy at our information centre at  the corner of Canal Road and Lilyfield Roads on the day.

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You can also find accessibility information in our EDGE GreenWay accessibility information map:

EDGE GreenWay accessibility information map (DOCX 851.1KB)
EDGE GreenWay accessibility information map (PDF 445.7KB)

Check out the full EDGE GreenWay program below. 


What's on at EDGE GreenWay

Encounter EDGE 

3pm onwards

TrolleydOn the Bridge
A pop up party in a vintage Shorts 303 aeroplane spread across the Lilyfield Pedestrian Bridge. Sip on free botanical mocktails from the Trolley’d captain and Trolly'd crew, chill out while you take in the bayside view or groove inside the fuselage to beats from Sydney’s hottest cockpit DJs.

Beneath the Bridge: Regeneration lab
Delve into the shadowlands underneath the western bridge grotto for installations, performances, music and exotica with local artists collective The agar dish.

Join this gathering of bicycle tribes from across the inner west, meeting for a celebration of cycle activism and active transport. We have prizes for the best-decorated bikes and riders – animal onesies, bike bling and lycra warriors welcome.

The Wetlands: Waterhole bar
Refresh at the Waterhole pop up bar which is a fundraiser for the Wanderers Club and hosts the lantern making workshops.

Canal Road Film Centre: The film set
Lights, Camera, Action! Groove to a host of local bands with Inner West Music Association. Book a studio tour or take in the laneway galleries featuring exhibitions, props, costumes and film reels.

7pm: Lantern parade
Join local schools Kegworth Public School and Dobroyd Point Public School and community groups Roomies Arts, Inner West Womens Shed, Inner West Music Association meet at the Waterhole workshop. Bring your handmade lantern, upcycled costume or art bike.

7.15-7.40pm: Lantern walk 

As sunset tints the skies, join in the Fish & Fisher Folk lantern walk to celebrate the marine life of Iron Cove Bay as well as people who have lived and fished on these waters for the past 30,000 years.

7.40-8pm: Welcome to Country

Gathering of all creatures on the bridge and surrounds. Official Welcome, Aboriginal dancers and Mayor Darcy Byrne announces winners of EDGE environmental award.

8-8.30pm: Finale
Spread your blanket on the bridge, along the boat ramp or beside the kids camp to see
when dark descends across the bay, for spectacular performance by the world renowned Legs on the Wall physical theatre company.

Welcome Earth Hour to the Inner West as we go off the grid with solar light and sound. Didgeridoo and dance will accompany our Boat of Wishes across Iron Cove Bay.

Music at EDGE

Enjoy a sweet line up of bands playing throughout the afternoon at the Film Set for EDGE Greenway. 

3pm: Ca$hed Up - Best selling tunes the Johnny Cash way. 
4pm: Smiling Politely - 80s to NOW power pop rock real nice
5pm: Grove Kitty  - Sparkly retro disco dancin’ funk
6pm: Bella Noches - Sultry smoky jazz lounge
7.15pm:  The Inner West Combined Ukelele Group - Bring your Uke and play with us as we walk to the Lilyfield pedestrian bridge by lantern light.  

Cashed upCa$hed Up
Ca$hed Up formed at a 10 year olds birthday party when three dads stood around lamenting the dearth of pop hits reworked as country tunes! And what a surprise it is. Guitarist Scott hits the double stops and gets the bends. Bassist Barn digs at the one five one bedrock of country bass and singer Mike enthrals with his caramel tones and percussive ukulele. Oh yeah. Ca$hed Up do best-selling tunes the Johnny Cash way.

Smiling politely 230Smiling Politely
Smiling politely bring a mix of crowd pleasing cover songs from the 80’s through to today, mixing pub rock, pop and alternative music to create ever evolving sets of music that always leave the crowd singing, dancing and smiling…politely.





Groove Kitty Groove Kitty
Groove Kitty are a bunch of nerds whose common love issparkly disco funk. Playing the funkiest disco hits from the 70s their aim is toget you ... ”purring”. Dual female vocals and a super funky backline will have youthrowing your fro in the air and dancing till you drop. Groove is the wordand the word is out... Groove Kitty!

Bella nochesBella Noches
Sounds saucy.....is it food? No. Well, yes! Because these Bellas are going to be getting down and dishing up some tunes to make you happy. Lady Roz (Roxy & the Heartthrobs) Hatfield & Miss Amelia (Junction Doll) Longhurst singing it with the smoothest jazz cats around. Be there.. or be hungry...

Kids at EDGE

3pm - 7pm

Deep Sea Astronauts - EDGE Greenway Kids activitiesPick up your free childrens’ activity program Through the Magnifying Glass by Bunkwaa to find out about the native creatures that live here. Discover artworks, puppets and performers including the Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard, Striped Marsh Frog, Giant Dragonfly, Long Nosed Bandicoot, Superb Fairy Wren, Eastern Bentwing Bat and Powerful Owl.

Snap and post a selfie with the massive magnifying glasses enlarging native animals.

Rockabilly bandicoot - EDGE Greenway Kids craft makersMake your own lantern with Ikara at the Waterhole workshop and add your wish to the Boat of Wishes.
Meet:  Opposite the Waterhole Bar

Gather under the bridge pylons in a upcycled playground hosting native creatures, performers and puppets, craft workshops, sandpit play and bike powered interactive dance floor with Milkcrate events.

Have fun meeting roving furry and feathered friends including Cockatoos, Lorikeets, Ibis, Herons, the Spoonbill, the Crow, the Witchetty Grub, and the Blue Banded Bee by Deep Sea Astronauts.

7pm - Join the Fish and Fisher Folk Lantern Parade by Ikara sunset procession.

8pm - Settle on the bridge for the spectacular finale by Legs on The Wall.

Art on the EDGE

Discover a range of installations and performances throughout the afternoon at EDGE with sculpture, music and more.

Fish traps by Jason Wing
References the local Wangal people of the Eora Nation and Iron Cove Bay through Aboriginal fishing and gathering traditions including fish traps, spearheads, knives, shields, water carrying vessels, fish and tools.
Location A on the map

Crank ZappaCrank Zappa by amigo and amigo design
This hot-tempered electric Jellyfish will zazzle and zap you with his sting bites when you get too close. Made from 1,000 plastic bags, straws, 800 salvaged plastic bottles and 1200 meters of recycled twine that was woven by 40 local volunteers and supported by Inner West Council environmental grant.
Location B on the map

Hidden Worlds, Hidden Treasures by Graham Chalcroft
Ancient algae species explore diversity through iconic scale, vibrant colour, and dynamic forms to deliver playfully enriched spaces with a contemporary twist.
Location C on the map

Species on the Edge by Felicity Yorston
Highlighting some of the native species often unseen yet living amongst us, whether hiding in backyards ditches or foraging in street trees. Come after dusk, and you may just catch a glimpse of the hidden biodiversity of the GreenWay.
Location D on the map

Rhythmotron by Andrew Milne and John Taylor
An interactive robotic drum-machine housed in a re-purposed upright piano, with percussion instruments played by robotic drumsticks. You control the rhythms with knobs and buttons on the keyboard.
Location E on the map

Behind the Scenes by John Platt
A photographic installation of candid film-set shots captured over the past 30 years.
Location F on the map


Art on the Greenway

Angela Jursevics Connected 230Art on the GreenWay, Thursday 28 March - Sunday 7 April 2019

Follow our environmental art installation trail where ten artists showcase their take on the state of the environment and our place in it.

Each artist is in with the chance to win the inaugural IWC Environmental Art Award.  

You can also vote for your favourite for the $1,500 people’s choice award. 

At 8pm Mayor Darcy Byrne will announce winners.

         1. Sally Kidall - Portable Containment: where are we going continues…?
         2. Jayanto Tan - Ritual Tea Tree –Datuk Pohon Beringin
         3. Sandra Winkworth - Entanglement
         4. Jody Graham - Deadly Disposables (Parts 1 and 2)
         5. Angela Jursevics - Connected
         6. Selina Springett and Alessandro Berini - The Slow Flow of Long Cove Creek
         7. Mark O'Ryan - Vestiges
         8. Pamela Lee Brenner and Johannes Muljana - Calliotropic Carousel
         9. Aaron James McGarry  - BIG Little Things  
         10. Gemma McKenzie Booth -  Limax Maximus (+ performance by the Slug Queen during EDGE GreenWay)

The IWC Environmental Art Award Judges are Rae and Yuri Bolotin from Big Ci, an artist residency program in Bilpin. Big Ci is an independent, artist run, not for profit space, on the edge of the Wollemi National Park, making it an ideal location for artists who have an environmental focus in their work www.bigci.org.

Talks, tours and workshops

Book in or turn up to discover stories of place, talks, tours and workshops


3.30-3.45pm: Species on the EDGE
Felicity Yorston discusses her work Species on the EDGE and the native species often unseen yet living amongst us.
Meet: Under the Bridge

Book for Species on the Edge

3.45-4pm: Hidden Worlds
Graham Chalcroft will speak about the Hidden Worlds of microalgae species and their interrelated role as part of the bio diverse GreenWay ecology habitat.
Meet: Under the Bridge

4-4:30pm: Sustainable design with Tracey Graham
Join the Marrickville Medal 2016 winner to hear about sustainable design, passive design principles, and energy efficient spaces.
Meet: Under the Bridge

Book for Sustainable Design

4.45-5pm: Words of wisdom
Learn about local fishing and foraging with Gadigal Wangal elders.
Meet: Under the Casurina Tree

4.30-5.15pm: Bush care with Adam Ward
Find out fascinating facts at Blackmore Wetland like what is a Habitat tree? And where do dragonflies come from?
Meet: Under the Casurina Tree

Book for Bush care with Adam Ward

5.15-6pm: The history of the GreenWay with Nick Chapman
GreenWay Place Manager will speak on the story of GreenWay activism from 1999 to today.
Meet: Under the Casurina Tree

Book for History of the Greenway


4.30pm: Art on the GreenWay
Hear each artist walk and talk about their entry in the Art on the GreenWay and end up at Regeneration Lab for a performance by The agar dish.
Meet: At tour location 1

Book for Art on the Greenway

3pm, 4pm and 5pm: Canal Road Film Centre
Meet the makers and see the sets, have a sneaky look at behind the scenes of the feature and documentary film industry.
Meet: At the Film Set

Book for Canal Road Film Centre

Diego Bonetto by Artof2 4pm and 5pm: Wild Edibles Walks with Diego Bonetto  
Gather at the tail of the plane crash to learn how to survive with the weed wizard. Where you see weeds, Diego sees food.
Meet: At the tail of the plane

Book for Wild Edibles


3pm - 7pm: Lantern making with IKARA at the Waterhole Bar
The use of lanterns in celebration is as old as old as time itself. We encourage people of all ages, to be active participants to say, I am part of this community and this event is important to me.
Meet: Opposite the Waterhole Bar

4pm - 7pm: Nature Connection with John Allen and Waminda Parker
Connect with the concept of biophilia, experience a sense of place and belonging, leave with a deeper understanding.
Meet: Under the Casurina Tree

Book for Nature Connection

4-5pm and 5.30-6.30pm: Nature Art with local artist Kim Davies
Presented by the Green Living Centre
Be inspired by the beauty around you, learn to use natural materials to create one-off pieces of wearable art.
Meet:  Under the Casuarina Tree

Book for Nature Art

What to bring

BYO keep cup to toast our survival with a free mocktail from the flight attendants of Trolly'd in their grounded aircraft with sound and light stage.

BYO water bottle to stay hydrated while you explore the GreenWay.

BYO picnic blanket as a base camp for the day activities and night star gazing.

BYO torch or solar light to go off the grid to welcome Earth Hour at 8:30pm and guide you home.

How to get to EDGE GreenWay

The GreenWay is an active transport corridor through the Inner West and is one of the Inner West’s best kept secrets.

We invite you to walk, skate, cycle or canoe to this encounter or the following transport: 

Free Shuttle Buses
A number of Free Shuttle buses will run on the day from:
Ashfield Train Station via Haberfield shops (Cross Ramsay and Dalhousie streets)
Petersham Station via Leichhardt Town Hall (in front of Subway on Norton Street)
Leichhardt North Light Rail Station (Darley Street)
This service will run form 1pm to the last drop off of passengers at 10.15pm, both these services are wheelchair accessible.
Sydney Bus museum
Heritage Buses courtesy of the Sydney Bus Museum
to Petersham Station and then a free heritage bus via Norton Street (outside Subway) to the site. Every half hour from 3pm - 9pm. Last return trip from the site at 9.45pm.
See route map here 

Light rail to Leichhardt North then walk for five minutes to Canal Road.

Bus 440 to the corner Mary Street and Perry Street along Parramatta Road from Central.
Bus 445 along Darling Street from Balmain.

What is EDGE?

EDGE celebrates Inner West's cutting edge creatives and vibrant local communities with a series a series of rolling activations in local precincts. EDGE will be framed by 5 sites, each with a distinctive theme and timing:

  • EDGE GreenWay in April: Art and Environment
  • EDGE Sydenham in July: Art and Creative Engine
  • EDGE Ashfield in September: Art and the Sacred
  • EDGE Newtown in mid November: Art and Activism
  • EDGE Balmain in late November: Art and Wellbeing

Find out more about EDGE

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