Bridge2Bridge is the name of a prestigious, internationally renowned water skiing race held annually on the Hawkesbury River in Sydney, NSW. Commencing at the Hawkesbury River Bridge, the race tracks 112km inland to the finishing line at Windsor. The concept of the bridge is recognised as spanning the distance between one side of the river and the other. The paintings in Bridge2Bridge seek to shift and extend this idea to explore the interstitial space between two bridges. As a result, the river becomes a bridge between two bridges, or, a suspension across two spans. The paintings in Bridge2Bridge seek a similar form of suspension.
Applications should be submitted to Madelaine Zadik in the Botanic Garden office (see information below on the application process). Applicant information is forwarded to Kew, where scientists select the two students best suited to their summer projects. Funding for student airline travel to England, and expenses related to getting a visa, as well as a stipend to cover living expenses comes from an endowment established in honor of Muriel Kohn Pokross class of 1934. The usual cost for each student's living expenses is around $250 per week for the 10 weeks.