Both the natural and creative worlds are at a tipping point – impacted by urban growth, climate crisis and now Covid. We face enormous challenges for our ecosystems to survive and thrive. The Inner West Council has funded 20 arts projects to explore these issues in creative spaces such as shipping containers and under bridges on the Greenway. Come along and see for yourself.
EDGE GREENWAY 2021
What’s the clown’s point of view of the natural and creative world in crisis? You’re invited to an intimate encounter with a bereft clown.
An 'Enclownter with joy' is an interactive 5-minute experience between you and a clown set on the Greenway. It is played out for spectators one at a time, from the moment the clown opens the velvet rope and invites you to sit next to her to a curtain call.
You play the role of ‘joy’ as you take part in a silent dialogue and observe the surrounding natural and urban landscape.
Dates + Times
Sat 24th April, Sun 25th April
Sat 1st May, Mon 3rd May, Thurs 6th May & Sun 9th May
Free. Just turn up, booking not necessary.
In between Blackmore Oval & Peace Park, Lilyfield.
Playing in Nature Workshop: When clowning and nature meet
Facilitated by Alicia Gonzalez.
‘Beauty arises in the stillness of your presence...Presence is needed to become aware of nature'.
-Eckhart Tolle / Power of Now
The essence of a clown is presence, imagination, and creativity. In this 3-hour outdoor workshop, you will learn clowning technique while being surrounded by the natural environment of the Greenway corridor.
The clown asks us to open our eyes and to observe the world as they live and love to imitate life, so you’ll observe and interact with the movements of nature and how they correspond to movements of the human condition and emotion and how this can serve as inspiration for comedy and
You will learn how to create the best conditions for play, to play deeply in your bodies. The workshop will include warm-ups and group games and will be led in a playful and light spirit, so you can expect some giggles along the way.
We’re not talking about the circus-variety clown. This work is closer to the style of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
Capacity: 20 people maximum. Open to all levels. Ages 12+.
Date + Times
Saturday 8th May
Meet at Peace Park, Lilyfield.
Free (bookings essential)
Alicia Gonzalez is a clown living the beautifool life.