Art Around the Bay

Homage to Hamilton’s Around the Bay Road Race

One Painting per Kilometre

To honour the Around the Bay Race, and in particular the community support of this historic race, Hamilton artist Dylan Swan has created one painting for every kilometre of the 30 km race.

Called Art Around the Bay, the series will be exhibited March 9 – May 5, 2019 at the Art Gallery of Hamilton to mark the 125th anniversary of North America’s oldest road race.

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Km 0: Here We Go

York Blvd. and Bay St. N,, Hamilton

Adrenaline time:
Feeling the crowd’s energy
Anticipation!

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 1:
Mission

James St. North at Barton St., Hamilton

A Jamesville sentry
of early euphoria:
Mission possible.

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Km 2: Harbour West

James St. North at Guise St., Hamilton

In the morning sun
Jog to the dock of the bay:
I’m not wastin’ time.

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 3:
Eastwood Park

Dock Service Rd and Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton

Passing landmark twins,
Parkland edging industry:
Go east(wood), young man!

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 4:
Keep Moving

Burlington St. at Wentworth St., Hamilton

Still clumped as a pack
Seeking a stride of one’s own,
thirsty already.

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 5: Double-Double Time

Burlington St. and Sherman St., Hamilton

Double-double toil
and trouble means no time to
indulge in jog-thru.

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 6:
Phantom Neighbourhood

Burlington St. at Gage Ave. N., Hamilton

Venetian Meats Co.
marks all that’s left of Brightside,
swallowed by Stelco.

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 7:
Steelscape

Nikola Tesla Blvd. at Ottawa St. N., Hamilton

Turning to Tesla
No stopping for a drink now
Dofasco-go-go!

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 8: Worth It

Nikola Tesla Blvd. at Kenilworth Ave. N., Hamilton

Feeling gnarly, dude
as you face a manmade wave;
So Kenilworth it 

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 9: Cloud Nine

Nikola Tesla Blvd. at Parkdale Ave. N., Hamilton

Sprinting through steel sprawl,
higher than 18-wheelers.
Rise from the gases.

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 10: Steam Powered Relay

Nikola Tesla Blvd. and Woodward Ave., Hamilton

Heart engines pumping
Bend runners stretch for their leg:
Steam powered relay.

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 11: Beach Begins

Beach Blvd. at Van Wagner’s Beach Rd., Hamilton

Turning the corner
Heading into a head wind:
Long and windy road

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 12: Tin Pan Gran

Beach Blvd. at Dunraven Ave., Hamilton

Solo supporter
in almost-midway shadows:
The push is (bang) on!

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 13: Beachy Keen

Beach Blvd. at Wickham Ave., Hamilton

Clash of eccentrics:
Ti-cat swaddled, hockey-ed up,
Enjoy the joggler!

Original Painting Sold
Available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 14: The Front Line

Beach Blvd. at Manor Ave. (Dieppe Veterans Memorial Park), Hamilton

The elites’ first pass:
Sleek athletes spare not a glance
at water or war.

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 15: Halfway Home

Eastport Dr. at Burlington Canal Lift Bridge, Hamilton

Lift up, anchor legs!
Geese-anchormen standing by
Scaffolded is the sky

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 16: Canal-side

Eastport Dr. at Lakeshore Rd., Hamilton

Starting the back half
The lift bridge behind us now.
Tailgate-party on!

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 17: Roadwork

Eastport Dr. at North Shore Blvd. E., Burlington

Fleet footing off-ramp:
Last chance to ditch for T.O.
Cars can eat our dust!

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 18: Aldershot Waterfront

North Shore Blvd. E. at Francis Rd., Burlington

Enter the North Shore:
The view’s for the bystanders,
not for the foot sore.

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 19: Within Range

North Shore Blvd. E. at Edgewater Cres., Burlington

Let the hills begin:
Who wants shelter in the woods
A rest on the range?

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 20: Peaceful Neighbours

North Shore Blvd. E. at Shadeland Ave., Burlington

Last three-legged swap.
Heading for a bigger hill
Silent as pylons.

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 21: Lasalle Park

North Shore Blvd. E. at Belhaven Cres., Burlington

Killer hill behind
It is all Lasalle this stretch,
Spectators on high (rise).

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 22: Beauty and the Beat

North Shore Blvd. W. at Daryl Dr., Burlington

Red sky at morning
A runner needs no warning
Just encouragement.

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 23: North Shore No More

North Shore Blvd W. at Hendrie Ave., Burlington

Water. Fruit. First Aid.
No shelter for the weary
Leaving the North Shore.

Original Painting available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 24: Choir Joys

Curbside choral calls
Running on a song and prayer
O’Hallelujah!

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 25: Memorial Corner

Spring Garden Rd., Burlington

A spring in our step
Swinging out on Spring Garden.
We are champions.

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 26: Heartbreak Hill II

Spring Garden Rd., Burlington

Tuck in and give all
Frozen burn of winter runs
Left in the valley.

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 27: High Level

York Blvd., Thomas B. McQuesten High Level Bridge, Hamilton

Runners level off:
The McQuesten is, who can
see the finish line?

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 28: Grim Pass

York Blvd. at Dundurn Park, Hamilton

Too late to turn back
Be that a grin or grimace:
Don’t fear the Reaper.

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 29: Last Leg

York Blvd. at Pearl St., Hamilton

Raw motivation
In passing the precious pearl.
An end is in sight.

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 30: Stop the Clock

Inside FirstOntario Place, Hamilton

A winner’s welcome:
Finished never felt so good!
An ending well earned.

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Originals | 40″x 22″ $1,500

Canvas Prints 40″x 22″ $550.     25 ” x 13.5 ” $210

Paper Prints |  20″ x 11″ $70

Contact Dylan to see the paintings and prints and discuss orders.