Sunday, March 15, 2015

Art On the Greenway 14th and 15th March

Local artists have responded to the site at the Canal Road Hub on the Greenway, just under the City West Link and near to Blackmore Oval. The artists have been invited to create works that are temporary, environmental, and that respond to the site in which they will be exhibited - which is our beloved GreenWay, a 5km green corridor which runs from the Cooks River to Iron Cove. Participating artists include Sally Kiddall, Bernadette Smith, Dr Mark Elliot-Rankin, Janny Grant, and artist team Selina Springett and Alessandro Berini.

Title: Secrets of the Tide, 2015
Artist: Bernadette Smith 
Materials: Vinyl stickers

Artist’s Statement:
These unfamiliar views of daily tidal changes within Hawthorne canal appear in strange places such as above and beside Canal Road Hub visitors. Reminiscent of portholes, they are photographs taken at different times showing the rising and ebbing tides running under the City West Link. Revealing the secrets of the tide in surprising ways, these intriguing perspectives will make viewers think twice about our urban waterways.

These six artists have been working on the designs that they submitted for inclusion in Art on The GreenWay, over the relatively short timeframe of six weeks. Their installations use a variety of natural and man-made materials, sound and solar equipment, photography, installation.