Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Road Works

The events just keep on coming this month, it's hard to keep up. Tonight was the opening of Gilbert Grace's exhibition "Road Works" at the Regard gallery on Wilson St. The exhibition is part of the ongoing festivities surrounding this year's Bike Film Festival.

Gilbert's works consist of pencil sketches, woodblock prints and some beautiful oil paintings. The artworks were inspired by the Sydney Green Ring project. Bike Sydney have been working on this project for years and it has to be one of the most inspired ideas in town. Within a 5km radius of Erskineville in Sydney’s inner west there exists a network of paths that follow ancient waterways, either along narrow streams and watercourses, or the majestic Sydney Harbour and its byways. When linked together they form a traversable ring around the inner south and inner west of Sydney.

Contained within that ring is the entire history of the early colonial settlement of Sydney. It is a cornucopia of historic events, architecture, industry, culture which is still unfolding and developing, a living environment and history being carefully nurtured back from the ravages of exploitation and neglect. Gilbert's Art captures the beauty of some of the places on that route. If you're like me and you love the elegant use of light in a picture then you will really appreciate Gilbert's work.

King St Newtown

I met Bruce Ashley at the opening, he is a tireless advocate of the GreenWay, a project which is very dear to me. In an ideal Sydney the GreenWay would form part of the Sydney Green Ring.

You have until the 16th of November to check out this exhibition. If you commute along Wilson you'd be mad not to drop in.

See you tomorrow night at Cheeky Transport for this

1 comment:

gilbert grace said...

Hi Jake,

Thanks for the great write up. The photo of Bruce and Bruce is priceless. Look forward to the Sydney Body Art Ride in February.