Celebrates the precious urban green corridor in Sydney’s Inner West
and aims to capture its essence through visual art.

Through its themes – urban environment, community connections and sustainable transport,
the Greenway Art Prize celebrates this vibrant community in an annual exhibition.
This is a national prize, open to all artists submitting work within the terms of the prize categories. The prize is judged and exhibited at Art Est. School.

Art Est. School
4/67-69 Lords Road  Leichhardt 2040

Email:     Phone: 02 95641519

31 October - 19 November 2019    10am - 5pm 

Sophia Kouyoumdjian

Director of Parramatta Artist Studios

Parramatta Artist Studios is a leading contemporary arts incubator and peer support network providing professional development opportunities for its resident artists. 


Sophia has over 15 years experience in arts management, with extensive knowledge of the Western Sydney arts sector. Key exhibition management positions include guest curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art ’s (MCA) Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists exhibition and senior curator at Blacktown Arts Centre.


Sophia holds various Board and Committee appointments including the Chair of the Dance Makers Collective Board.

Michael Snape

Practicing Artist

Michael is an established artist with professional experience spanning over 40 years. His work has been shown in more than 20 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows and is held in many significant gallery collections such as those of the Art Gallery of NSW and Powerhouse Museum.

In 2004 he won the inaugural Cromwell’s Art Prize. He was a finalist in the Archibald, and Wynn prizes in 2002 and 2003, exhibited 13 times in Sculpture by The Sea, and recently participating in the 2018 Tarrawarra Biennial in Healesville.  He is the successful recipient of a number of large public commissions across Australia, and also works as a painter, writer and poet.

Caroline Butler-Bowden

Executive Director, Public Spaces at NSW Department of Panning and Environment

Caroline has over 20 years of leadership experience in large public organisations and has a strong commitment and drive to engage and inspire 21st-century audiences in the joys and relevance of public space, heritage and culture.

She has deep subject knowledge as an award-winning author and curator in topics relating to architecture, cities, public space, museums and lifelong learning and as a media expert with extensive experience in engaging with audiences in the print and digital environment.

Tara Morelos


Tara is an independent curator and cultural producer. From 2006 to 2018, she was the Creative Director of Sculpture in the Vineyards, a longstanding outdoor sculpture exhibition and community cultural event in the Hunter Valley. Concurrently as the Director of dLux MediaArts from 2009 to 2017, she designed and delivered an annual program of exhibitions and socially engaged art and technology programs for young people.


In 2017 she founded ARTeConnect – a network of artists, educators and social entrepreneurs working creatively with technology to produce innovative educational programs and unique art events and experiences. 

The Greenway Art Prize is one of many  projects on Tara's horizon and by far the most enjoyable.


Email Tara if you have any queries:

Jennifer McNamara

Art Est. Director

Jennifer is the Founder and Director of Art Est. Art School and Gallery, established 2008.

Art Est. has four teaching studios and an art gallery, and has just expanded to open a new, dedicated ceramics studio. Art Est. delivers classes taught by practicing artists and educators in a range of media for adults and children.

Located in an inspiring warehouse adjacent to the GreenWay in Lords Road Leichhardt, Art Est has been the host venue for the GreenWay Art Prize since its inception in 2009.

Jennifer holds a BA from Canberra University. Her background in museum public programs, arts festivals and event marketing in Sydney, Japan and London, this combined with her passion for the visual arts, brings an added dimension to Art Est. activities.

Nick Chapman

GreenWay Place Manager

Nick first got involved in the GreenWay in 2001 as a local resident and was awarded 2012 Ashfield Citizen of the Year in recognition of his voluntary contribution to the GreenWay. 


He has spent the last 10 years working in local government place management and sustainability education at UTS. Appointed GreenWay Place Manager in 2012 and now based at the Inner West Council, Nick oversees all aspects of the Program which includes place making, active travel, urban biodiversity, sustainability education, arts and culture.


He views the Art Prize as one of the GreenWay’s signature achievements and continues to be amazed by the community’s capacity to celebrate the GreenWay in such a passionate and creative way through art.   

GreenWay Art Prize gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:



Art Est. Art School



City of Canterbury Bankstown

Cooks River Alliance


Petersham Bowling Club

Dulwich High School of Visual Arts & Design