Much more than a collection of artworks and sketches, the current exhibition at Hawkesbury Central Library dedicated to the 1874 Windsor Bridge is salute to an important time in the area's history. On display until December 31, the exhibition, titled The Crossing, has been curated by well-known Hawkesbury artist Greg Hansell. For Mr Hansell, who lives close to the bridge, the project has indeed been a labour of love, taking six months to put together. Mr Hansell has lived in Windsor for 40 years. He said that he was thrilled with the exhibition. "It's been a wonderful project," he said. There will be about 50 works in the exhibition, which include paintings and sketches by Hansell of the new Windsor Bridge with the old bridge in the background. Another of his works depicts the last day of traffic moving along the old bridge. "I record history in my work ... how things are now," Mr Hansell said. "When all the mess is cleaned up most people will forget all that has gone on in the past up to now, this is a close focus look at the changes. "The exhibition was my idea, the library expanded the brief to include the changes to the area since settlement " Mr Hansell has contributed about ten works to the project. Other items include an original 1820s engraving by Captain James Wallis and an 1853 work by FC Terry of the doctor's house without the bridge. There are also photographs of the old Windsor Bridge at all the stages. Also included are descriptions and words from a speech made by William Walker MLC in 1890 as well as historians who wrote about Windsor during the same period. Hansell is a fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales and his paintings are represented in corporate and academic collections. He has been a finalist on more than 20 occasions in the Archibald and Wynne prizes and Salon de Refuse and was awarded a Centenary of Federation medal in 2001 for services to community arts and Windsor Library. Free tours of The Crossing exhibition with Hansell will be held on Friday, October 16 with two sessions - 2pm and 3pm. Numbers are limited for each session; bookings are essential through www.hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com Hawkesbury Library Service has a COVID plan in place and there will be restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend. The display can be viewed at the Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor during opening hours, which are currently Monday to Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm and Sunday 2-5pm.