Art Around the Bay

Homage to Hamilton’s Around the Bay Road Race

One Painting per Kilometre in Exclusive Series

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 26, 2019 at the Art Gallery of Hamilton to mark the 125th anniversary of North America’s oldest road race. Paintings are added here as they are completed.

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Kilometre 1:
Mission

James St. North at Barton St.

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.

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 4:
Keep Moving

Burlington St. at Wentworth St.

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.

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:
On the Brightside

Burlington St. at Gage Ave. N.

Fill ‘er up, but not
with the phantom neighbourhood.
Brightside crushed by steel.

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 8: Worth It

Nikola Tesla Blvd. at Kenilworth Ave. N.

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.

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.

Heart engines pump as
bend runners stretch for their leg:
Steam powered relay.

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 11: Battle of the Breeze

Beach Blvd. at Van Wagner’s Beach Rd.

Invisible hand
Cups off the lake; too soon for
Winded exhaustion.

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 13: Beachy Keen

Beach Blvd. at Wickham Ave.

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

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 14: The Front Line

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

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., Burlington Canal Lift Bridge

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

Original Painting Sold
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 17: Roadwork

Eastport Dr. at North Shore Blvd.

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. at Francis Rd.

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. at Edgewater Cres.

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. at Shadeland Ave.

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. East

Hey it’s Lasalle y’all!
High-rise and dry spectators,
Runners watch their shoes.

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 22: Red Sky at Morning

North Shore Blvd. at Daryl Dr.

Beauty and the beat:
Watching never looked so good!
Next year… spectator?

Original Painting Available
Also available as canvas and paper prints.

Kilometre 27: High Level

York Blvd., Thomas B. McQuesten High Level Bridge

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

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.

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.