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Intersect: GreenWay Environmental Art Project

20 May, 2015

Leichhardt Council has commissioned a public art work to be installed here at the Canal Road Hub on the GreenWay. The work is being funded by the GreenWay Program, an alliance of the four councils along the GreenWay - Leichhardt, Marrickville, Ashfield and Canterbury. The GreenWay is a 5km sustainable transport and urban environmental corridor connecting the Cooks River at Earlwood to the Parramatta River here at Iron Cove. The art work, to be called TreeCycle,  is being installed at this important intersection where routes for cyclists, pedestrians and cars converge on the GreenWay. The artwork celebrates the qualities of the GreenWay as a key cycling and walking route through Sydney's Inner West, a wildlife corridor and a place to enjoy natural beauty and tranquillity in Sydney's busy Inner West.

The TreeCycle concept, designed by Inner West artist Graham Chalcroft, was selected from a short list of 11 works submitted by artists from all over Eastern Australia. Graham describes TreeCycle as "a fun, iconic and consolidated form which encapsulates the essence of the GreenWay in a singular powerful statement".

TreeCycle will be installed in November 2015. For more details about the GreenWay Program visit


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Image above - a to scale rendering of TreeCycle. Image below - The Project Team - Nick Chapman (Greenway Place Manager), Ian Joyce (Fleetwood Engineering), David Shaw( Fleetwood), Graham Chalcroft (Artist), and Mark Jol (Fleetwod).


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Intersect invites designs for environmental
artworks which create linkages
between disparate disciplines
(eg. environmental protection/management,
arts and cultural practice,
active transport and health, sports
and recreation, traffic management,
community safety, stormwater and parks):
therefore reflecting the multi-use and
multi-dimensional quality of the GreenWay. 

A new public art opportunity opened last year, which invited artists to submit designs for Intersect – GreenWay Environmental Art Project.

Intersect is being jointly commissioned by Leichhardt Council and The GreenWay Program. It is envisaged that the artwork commissioned will be the first major environmental artwork* to be installed as part of the GreenWay Sculpture Trail. The GreenWay is a definable land corridor which extends for 5km from the Parramatta River at Iron Cove, Leichhardt to the Cooks River at Earlwood. It follows the route of Hawthorne Canal and the Inner West Light Rail, which was extended in March 2014.

Extensive community consultation revealed that the community’s vision for the Greenway is to create a “recognisable environmental, cultural and sustainable transport corridor linking two of Sydney’s most important waterways” (GreenWay MasterPlan & Coordination Strategy 2009).

For detailed information about the commission including budget, site details, and application requirements you can view the 

pdf-new-icon.gif  Intersect: GreenWay Environmental Art Project Brief (PDF 469.8KB) here

*Environmental Art

This commission called for submissions from artists working and interested in Environmental Art, which is a specific art genre. For an explanation of Environmental Art and some links to related resources, please view the document below.

 pdf-new-icon.gif  What is Environmental Art? (PDF 26.1KB)

For further information contact Bronwyn Tuohy on
9367 9379 or  

Expression of Interest closed
5pm, 15 September 2014