GreenWay Missing Links Public Art Program: Artists brief stage two

Stage 2 - Design Development 

Selected artists and artist teams have submitted updated designs for assessment by the GreenWay Missing Links (GML) Public Art Panel early next year. With up to thirteen public sites available, these shortlisted artists have refined their initial designs, which aligned to the inner west GreenWay have a focus on the environment. The GreenWay public art vision: develop the corridor with a range of curated works, that transform our urban green corridor into a place that inspired interaction with unique local stories.

The Public Art Panel will be looking for site specific designs for permanent display making the GreenWay an ever evolving and interesting pedestrian and cycling corridor. This public art program will provide the crowning feature of the GreenWay Missing Links program - a partnership project between State Government NSW and Inner West Council, set 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 public artworks will be installed across 5 precincts to reflect an understanding of the GreenWay and deepen people's relationship to this special place.

Public art selection process occurs in three stages

  • Stage one: Expression of Interest stage. Completed April 2021
  • Stage two: Selected artists offered a design development fee of A$1,000 to refine their designs for presentation to the GML Public Art Panel. Artists selected by the panel will proceed to Stage 3. 
  • Stage three: Selected artists will be commissioned to work with the GML design team to further refine their design for fabrication and installation on the GreenWay in 2023.

Commissioned artists are set to 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, interested Artists were walked through the GreenWay Missing Links Program. Artists were able to ask questions about the program and the various sites.

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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