INNER WEST COUNCIL FUELS THE RE-EMERGENCE OF SYDNEY’S CREATIVE SECTOR WITH A FREE ART EVENT

EDGE: Art Camp on the GreenWay 
11 – 22 MAY

Inner West Council is bringing back its edgiest arts program, EDGE Art Camp on the GreenWay, putting the Inner West creative community front-and-centre with a 12-day on-site live art experience and Artist in Residence project from 11 to 22 May set amidst the beautiful natural environment on the banks of Iron Cove Bay, Canal Rd, Lilyfield. 

This Post-COVID pollination will enable creatives and the community to reconnect as over 20 art interventions pop up in shipping containers, natural nooks and community hubs such as The Wanderers Football Club and Café Bones.  

EDGE Art Camp on the GreenWay invites everyone to join free art workshops, meet curators, artists and makers, and participate in tours, workshops, exhibitions, talks and screenings.  BYO picnic, puppy dog and family and enjoy all that’s on offer.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
The Butterfly House is a dynamic hub of pop-up performances, film screenings and panel discussions profiling the innovative and prolific works developed through lockdown by local artists. Hear the learnings and how our artists adapt to survive and thrive. Feature panellists such as Legs on the Wall, Stencil Art Prize, Trevor Brown, Glebe Art Prize, GreenWay Art Prize, Square Peg Initiatives, Shane Rozario, Jacinta Fintan with the Stencil Art Prize, and more. 

One Canal Road is home to 71 creative businesses – join a free guided tour of the inner west’s cultural production, serving the film and television industry. 

Shaun Parker & Company’s new workindevelopment –  THE BOX – a 10-minute, experiential immersive work within a shipping container.

Square Peg Artist Precinct by Lucinda Clutterbuck and the local collective is a pop-up animation studio, creating a space for creatives and animators to respond to the natural environment.

Explore GreenWay Unknowns by Gabrielle Bates, an installation of portraits of locals spiritually transformed formise-en-scene photos alluding to more-than-human worlds and ways of being. 

The Muso’s Picnic 
Saturday and Sunday Arvos, 14 to 22 May, 1pm to 4pm 
Gather your friends and family, bring a (litter-free and COVID-safe) picnic and become immersed in music by local musicians – curated from Trevor Brown’s Little Black Book of sound artists at our live stage, 

Saturday 14 May 1-2pm
DJANGO a GOGO
Master guitarist Django Reinhardt’s compositions and sonorities through a myriad of funky, beautiful and endless engaging styles.

2-4pm
DROWNTOWN

Featuring Rob McCrone, Reuben Alexander, Michaela Davies, Jay Squire, and James Mudd. 

Sunday 15th May 1-4pm
EMILY-ROSE and FRIENDS
A cross-section of music and songs underpinned by profoundly beautiful acoustic and electric worlds.

Saturday 21 May 1-4pm
INNER WEST MANOUCHE FEST

Australia’s finest gypsy jazz players transform Café Bones and its surrounds into a European acoustic Carnival.

Sunday 22 May
12-1pm
LOLO SWING by Roma Gypsy band, Lolo Lovina


1-3pm
QUEEN PORTER STOMP

Prohibition blues – swinging skirts and scuffed shoes for hardwood dancefloors alike.

INNER WEST STORIES
Inner West Icons by Jane Curtis – An audio installation 

Sunday 15 May, 12 noon – 2pm
Discover the icons of the Inner West with a free community picnic to launch Jane Curtis podcast Inner West Icons including Reverse Garbage, Marrickville; Leichardt’s Boomalli Aboriginal Artist Co-operative; The Witches Houses of Annandale; The GreenWay from Lilyfield to Hurlstone Park; Callan Park, Balmain; Street art and murals and Bonus episode: Dogs of the inner west.  

Podcast trailer listen here

ART FOR EVERYONE
Art Est Art School invites creatives of all ages to join in in the World’s Biggest En Plein Air Art Studio, an attempt to break the world record for an outdoor art session with an emphasis on shared creative experience and response to nature. Join free Art Est workshops across the program

Be an Art Activist along with MAN.d and the coolest street artists to create an artwork campaign to stop the Climate Crisis and protect our local creatives

Watch Kelly Wallwork, installing a large scale artwork to honour the famous Leichhardt Wanderers. 

Jointhe Hannaford Hub to explore all the potential and freedom of later years. Pop in for a cuppa, free dance classes, performance and artwork sales. Snappers and Yappers by the legendary Deborah Singerman in partnership with Café Bones combine photographic portraits of pups and their people.

My Plate Your Plate is an intimate pop-up installation created by artists with people of refugee backgrounds.  Share stories and tasty treats with the project creators.

The GreenWay
The GreenWay is a 5.8km environmental and active travel corridor linking the Cooks River at Earlwood with the Parramatta River at Iron Cove.  It mostly 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.

Getting to the GreenWay
The GreenWay creates an active transport corridor through the Inner West from the Cooks River to Iron Cove Bay. This is one of the inner west’s best-kept secrets. 

Light Rail
Catch the light rail to Hawthorne Leichhardt North for a 5-min walk to Canal Road.
Catch the light rail to Lilyfield for heritage shuttle buses to Canal Road.

Bus 
Catch a bus to the corner of Mary St and Perry St: the 440 goes along Parramatta Road, from Central, and the 445 heads along Darling Street from Balmain

Presented by Inner West Council,
#EDGEinnerwest – fuelling creativity and supporting the Creative Heart of global Sydney

WHAT             EDGE: Art Camp on the GreenWay 
WHEN:            Wednesday 11 to Sunday 22 May
TIME:              10am – 4pm Daily
WHAT:            Special Events Sat 14 & Sunday 15 May; Sat 21 & Sunday 22 May
WHERE:         The GreenWay, 1 Canal Rd, Leichhardt

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