Waste to Art
2019 WASTE TO ART – OVERALL WINNER
Gus Armstrong has been awarded the 2019 Sims Metal – Waste to Art Overall Prize with his arresting portrait Prisoner encore . Gus is from Mid Western Regional Council.
Gus explains the origins of the work:
‘…Commenting on reflections of our globally changing society and the social frustrations of dealing with mistakes from the past. Feelings of constriction and tangible pain. The push for economic bearing heavy on our chests, choking the very habitat in which we are trying to control. Baling twine discovered in a hay shed, rotten on one side. Neck piece forged from scrap steel… ‘
2020 WASTE TO ART – YEAR OF STEEL AND ALUMINIUM CANS
Waste to Art is a community art exhibition and competition open to all local residents who reside in the NetWaste region. It engages the community and showcases creative works made from reused & recyclable waste materials.
Councils involved host a local competition and the winning artworks are then transported to a Regional Exhibition which is hosted by a different council each year. 2020 will see Coonamble Shire Council hosting the annual Regional Exhibition. The theme for 2020 is steel and aluminium cans.
|BATHURST||ALISON THOMPSON||02 6333 6530|
|BLUE MOUNTAINS||TANY MEIN||02 4780 5000|
|BOGAN||ROBYN HARRIS||0428 376 068|
|BROKEN HILL||JOHN FADDEN||08 8080 3500 0484 303 865|
|BOURKE||AMANDA SMITH||02 687 22522 | 0429027992|
|CENTRAL DARLING||MARGOT MUSCAT||08 80914392 | 0429 914392|
|COONAMBLE||MADDIE WARD||02 6822 2484|
|DUBBO||MARIAM ABBOUD||02 6801 4000|
|FORBES||CASSANDRA GATES||02 6850 2347|
|GILGANDRA||MELISSA KELLY||02 6817 8800|
|LACHLAN||ROWAN BENTICK||02 6895 1974|
|LITHGOW||SUMMAR HIPWORTH||02 6354 9999|
|MIDWESTERN||GRACE JONES||0458 646 267|
|OBERON||LYNETTE SAFRANEK||02 6336 0742|
|ORANGE||TAVIA LYONS||02 6361 9408 | 0477 134 615|
|PARKES||KERRYN JONES||02 6861 2309|
|WALGETT||CATH HISCOX||02 6828 6104|
|WARREN||JAYMIE-LEIGH SHORTLAND||02 6847 6600|
|WEDDIN||ISABEL HOLMES||02 6343 1212|
Waste 2 Art’s aim is to challenge peoples’ perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts. Waste to Art provides an innovative approach to waste education, invites schools and community groups to take up the challenge and create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away.
Download: List of winners 2019
Download: List of winners 2018
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