Greenway Art Prize

The GreenWay Art Prize

The GreenWay Art Prize which celebrates the precious green corridor in Sydney’s inner west and aims to capture the essence of the GreenWay through visual art.

“Now in its eighth year, the GreenWay Art Prize is a much loved prestigious art event which attracts hundreds of entries across a range of mediums including painting, sculpture and photography,” GreenWay Place Manager, Nick Chapman said.

“Artists have been invited to submit works for the competition that capture the qualities of the GreenWay and celebrate the urban environment, sustainable transport and community connections through visual art.”

This year a total prize pool of $9,550 is on offer in the following categories:
• Open Art Prize with a prize package valued at $5,000
• GreenWay Local Artist Prize valued at $1,000 open to all artists living within the inner west or City of Canterbury Bankstown council areas
• Cooks River Small Sculpture Prize valued at $2,000
• GreenWay Community Photography Prize sponsored by the Friends of the GreenWay Community Group. Adult: Winner $500, 2nd place $250, and Youth (Under 18), Winner $200, 2nd place $100.
• People’s Choice Award for $500 worth of Derivan Matisse art supplies.

2017 Award winners

Greenway Open Prize
Winner: Jody Graham – 'Drawn from the Discarded'
Highly Commended: Matilda Michell – 'Portrait of a responsible dog owner'
Highly Commended: Dylan Goh – 'Trample Lightly'

Greenway Local Art prize
Winner: Sally Browne – 'Bin Chickens – 'Once we were Sacred'
Highly Commended:Esme Buxton – 'We Are Nature'

Cooks River Small Sculpture Prize
Winner: Hannah Rose Carroll Harris – 'Your Other Half (Fracture #2)'
Highly Commended:Hannah McKellar – 'My Microcosm'

Greenway Community Photograph Prize
Winner Adult Category: Bekky Kuong – 'Continuum'
2nd Prize Adult Category: Melissa Mylchreest – 'Sunday 6pm'
Winner Youth Category: Madalena Lombardi - 'Nesting'
2nd Prize Youth Category: Lulu Bentley – 'Stained Hands; Mulberries are back!'

Selected works will then be exhibited as part of an expanded touring exhibition at the Seaview Gallery, Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design (20 – 25 November) and Canterbury Bankstown Arts Centre (5-19 December).

Judges for the event are Vandana Ram, Director of the Bankstown Arts Centre, Rod Simpson, Environmental Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, Perdita Phillips, artist (WA).

The GreenWay Art Exhibition is hosted by Art Est. Art School and Gallery in Leichhardt, and is sponsored by Inner West Council and City of Canterbury Bankstown Council, Art Est. Art School and Gallery, Cooks River Alliance, Friends of the GreenWay and Derivan, maker of fine artist materials.

The GreenWay is an urban green corridor linking the Parramatta River at Iron Cove to the Cooks River at Canterbury. It winds through the heart of Sydney’s Inner West and takes in parts of Leichhardt, Marrickville, Ashfield and the City of Canterbury council areas. Following the route of the recently extended Inner West Light Rail, the GreenWay features bike paths and foreshore walks, cultural and historical sites, cafes, urban bush caresites and a variety of parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.

The GreenWay Art Prize celebrates the precious urban green corridor in Sydney’s Inner West and aims to capture the essence of the GreenWay through visual art.

Art Est. is proud to host the annual GreenWay Art Prize Exhibition and provide a two-week solo exhibition as part of the winning prize pool.

For more information on The GreenWay Art Prize please click here.