THE GREENWAY ART PRIZE
A notable event on the Inner West arts and culture calendar, the GreenWay Art Prize celebrates the qualities of the Cooks River to Iron Cove GreenWay–a precious 5.8km urban environmental and sustainable transport corridor in Sydney’s Inner West.
The GreenWay follows the route of the Inner West Light Rail and Hawthorne Canal and features bike paths and foreshore walks, cultural and historical sites, cafes, bushcare sites and a range of parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.www.greenway.org.au.
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.
This mural, commissioned by Inner West Council and created by artists Tim "Phibs" de Haan, Kevin James May and Joanne Cassady, pays respect to the history and heritage of Aboriginal people. This short film introduced by Mayor Darcy Byrne, is a behind the scenes look and window into an essential facet of the GreenWay story.
Cassandra Hard Lawrie
Curator & Visual Arts Coordinator Willoughby City Council
Cassandra has been with Willoughby City Council for four years, coordinating their Visual Arts branch, managing the Incinerator Art Space and Art Space on The Concourse.
She curates and administers an annual program of exhibitions and events, working with high calibre artists and creative professionals to produce exhibitions such as Grit!, exploring sport and endurance as a motif for contemporary art, Flame Seed, re-imaging the old furnace door of the Incinerator Art Space as a portal to ‘other worlds’ and a solo exhibition by Wade Marynowsky titled Algorithmic Pareidolia.
In 2019 she curated an exhibition for Vivid Ideas exploring the impact of technology on abstract art called Future Abstract as part of the Vivid Sydney, Chatswood precinct. And recently she produced an exhibition for the Sydney Comedy Festival—Shaping Wit exploring humour and irony in contemporary Art.
Prior to her role at Willoughby City Council, Cassandra has been the curator of temporary public art exhibitions such as HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures, In Situ and Sculpture in the Vineyards.
Also a practicing artist, Cassandra has exhibited at the Tin Sheds, Incinerator Art Space, UWS Gallery, SCA Galleries, Penrith Regional Gallery, Government House and La Perouse Museum.
BOLTspace Gallery Director
and Practising Artist
Sally began her career at National Art School, and with further study went on to work in commercial photo studios in Sydney and Amsterdam. While her creative practice encompasses textiles, object design, photography and writing, painting is her enduring passion and she has work held in many private Australian and international collections.
Working in predominately oils, her unique style has developed over 20 years of dedicated practice. Often overpainting, scratching back and re-layering paint, she works to eliminate traces of the ‘object’, in stark contrast to her trained photographer's eye–always looking to bring the object into focus.
'Once the object has been removed, the energy of form and direction of effort is laid bare. The paint work becomes the subject and the delicious consistency of oil is revealed.'
Always turning her creativity towards the development of new business ideas, Sally has recently launched BOLTspace Gallery in Maitland which she co-directs with local painter Andrew Bennett.
ART PRIZE TEAM
Tara is an independent curator and cultural producer.
She was the Creative Director of Sculpture in the Vineyards, a longstanding outdoor sculpture exhibition and cultural event in the Hunter Valley and Director of dLux MediaArts, where she designed and delivered an annual program of exhibitions and socially engaged art and technology programs for young people.
In 2017 Tara 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.
Art Est. Director
Jennifer is the Founder and Director of Art Est. Art School and Gallery, established 2008.
Art Est. is Sydney’s leading independent art school, offering 8-week art courses and workshops for adults, teens, and children. Over the years, it has gained a reputation for supporting, educating, and employing local creatives and artists.
With a long history and connection to the Inner West community, Art Est. has been a proud partner to 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, combined with her passion for the visual arts, brings an added dimension to Art Est. activities.
Public Art and Placemaking Leader, Innerwest Council
Bronwyn is a practising artist and artsworker who lives and works in the inner west. For the past eleven years she has worked at Inner West Council, contributing to the range of programs designed to support artists, develop audiences for the arts, and encourage arts participation.
Bronwyn studied sculpture at the National Art School in Sydney, completed a Masters in Art as Environment at the Manchester Metropolitan University, and a Masters in Art Therapy at the University of Western Sydney. She is currently preparing for an exhibition at her Petersham studio, and old pool hall, called the End of Days.