GreenWay Missing Links Public Art Program: Artists brief stage one

Due 5pm, Tuesday 20 April 2021

An outstanding opportunity has now opened for artists/ teams interested in working in public space, with a focus on the environment. This EOI calls for concept designs for multiple sites along the GreenWay.  

Artists or Artist led multidisciplinary teams are invited to submit concept proposals for site specific permanent public art in multiple sites along the inner west GreenWay corridor. This is a partnership project between State Government NSW and Inner West Council to expand and enhance this 6.8km green corridor from the North (Iron Cove) to the South (Cooks River). The GreenWay exists today due to the tremendous contributions and caretaking of many, many people and groups. Artists are invited to tell the stories of the GreenWay through their creative responses to this vital and verdant green space.

Up to 13 site specific artworks will be installed across 5 precincts to reflect an understanding of the GreenWay and deepen people's relationship to this special place.

  • Stage one: EOI call out invites concepts and ideas from artists/teams who may apply for a single site, a suite of sites in the same precinct, or as many sites as desired.
  • Stage two: The Public Art Panel will then select artists/teams to progress to Stage 2 Design Development for a fee of A$1,000 (ex GST).
  • Stage three: Artists/teams present their detailed designs to the panel for final selection and commissioning for Stage 3 Fabrication and Installation, with completion in early 2023.

Selected artists will become part of the GreenWay Missing Links design and construct process at an early stage, strengthening the integration of their work into the overall urban design of each site. This level of teamwork will mean that site, urban design and artwork will visually connect with each other, to become key features along this green corridor.

Artist's Online Presentation

During this presentation, we walk you through the GreenWay Missing Links Program. Artists were able to ask questions about the program and the various sites. For those who could not make the session you can view the recording below. If you have any further questions after watching this and reading the Artists' EOI please email 

GreenWay Missing Links Public Art Information Suite 

Below you will find links to the Stage One Artists' EOI, the GML Masterplan, technical specifications, and other useful resources, available to view and review at your convenience. 

To submit your Stage One Artists' EOI application, please apply here via Smartygrants

Contact: for any questions about the GreenWay Missing Links Public Art Program, contact Bronwyn Tuohy Placemaking and Public Art Leader at 

Hidden Worlds Graham Chalcroft EDGE 2019

Hidden Worlds by Graham Chalcroft, EDGE GreenWay 2019


GreenWay vision: curate a range of public artworks that transform this urban green corridor into an inspiring place that invites people to interact with unique local stories.

The GreenWay is a multi purpose site - it services multiple users and species. It is an ecosystem that reflects the strong desire for diversity and inclusion exhibited by the inner west community. With a focus on ecosystems and our connection to nature, the GreenWay Public Art Program will be curated to showcase Environmental Art pieces that offer visitors and locals a diverse mix that mirrors a healthy ecosystem.

Theme 1 - Aboriginal culture

To celebrate and share in the beauty and intelligence of our First Nations people, we invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists to respond to this opportunity.

  • Aboriginal approaches to landcare and management
  • Gadigal Wangal heritage and culture (local Clans)
  • Aboriginal heritage and culture 

Theme 2 - Making the Invisible Visible

An important strategy of protecting the environment is to increase the public's understanding of science. Making the invisible visible could apply to so many thematic angles, but science has informed us of the beauty of the microscopic, systems theory in relation to ecosystems and earth sciences - it explores and reveals in a way not dissimilar to art.

  • time
  • ecosystems
  • microorganisms
  • gaseous exchanges
  • weather patterns

Theme 3 - Earth Sciences

Geology, hydrology, climatology, meterology and mapping

  • tides
  • water cycle
  • gravity
  • weather patterns
  • ecology - flora and fauna
  • landform evolution and change (urbanisation)

Theme 4 - Humans on the GreenWay

  • citizen science
  • bush regeneration
  • community nurseries
  • importance of access to nature – wellbeing
  • cycling, walking and playing on the GreenWay

Theme 5 - Technology on the GreenWay

  • Engineering the GreenWay
  • Transport heritage
  • Industrial heritage

Nawi by Joe Hurst

Nawi by Joe Hurst 2019. Steel Park, Marrickville. Gadigal Wangal Wayfinding Project.

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