Waste to Art
Waste to Art 2021
We are planning ahead for Waste to Art 2021 with the theme of Steel and Aluminium Cans. The Regional Exhibition will be held in Coonamble at the Outback Arts Creative Centre from July 19th to September 3rd.
|BATHURST||ALISON THOMPSON||02 6333 6544|
|BROKEN HILL||KATHY GRAHAM||08 8080 3113 | 0427 997 354|
|BOURKE||AMANDA SMITH||02 687 22522 | 0429027992|
|CENTRAL DARLING||MARGOT MUSCAT||08 8083 8990 | 0429 914392|
|COONAMBLE||MADDIE WARD||02 6822 2484 | 0428 220 029|
|DUBBO||PHIL AITKEN||02 6801 4000|
|FORBES||HIRAL PATEL||02 6850 2300|
|LACHLAN||HEATHER BLACKLEY||02 6895 2811|
|LITHGOW||SUMMAR HIPWORTH||02 6354 9999|
|MIDWESTERN||FIONA SHEARMAN||02 6378 2713 | 0408 436 581|
|OBERON||ASTRID KRIERNING||02 6329 8123|
|ORANGE||KATE WILLOUGHBY||0414 081 669|
|PARKES||ROXANNE GALLACHER||02 6862 9101|
|WALGETT||CATH HISCOX||02 6828 6104|
|WARREN||CASSY MITCHELL||02 6847 6600|
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.
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.
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… ‘
Download: List of winners 2019
Download: List of winners 2018
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