The crossing of the Hawkesbury River at Windsor has been recorded in various paintings and photographs over the years. These show how the Hawkesbury River has been traversed at Windsor, from simple row boats to punts and to the first low level bridge which opened in 1874, with crowds of about seven thousand people to witness the official opening of Windsor Bridge.
Well known Hawkesbury artist, Greg Hansell, has been recording the crossing over the Hawkesbury at Windsor, for many years, and developed the idea of an exhibition to show how Windsor has been represented in painting, drawings and photographs.
The bridge has been a backdrop to the lives and drama of many locals with water sports to floods and farming. As well as the thousands of travellers and commuters who cross the river every day.
The exhibition of about 50 works, includes some of Greg’s personal works as well items sourced from a number of private collections, and Hawkesbury Library Service. The exhibition will be on display at the Central Library, 200 George Street Windsor, during opening hours, until December 2020.
Caption: Greg Hansell assisted by Taryn Leahy from Hawkesbury Gallery hanging the exhibition.