Waste to Art


 22 – 30 March 2014

Waste to Art is a community art exhibition and competition that showcases creative works made from reused & recyclable waste materials. This initiative invites schools, community groups and individuals to turn rubbish into an art form of their choice, from sculptures to clothing. 

The winning artworks from each five categories will be displayed at the Regional Competition in Dubbo in June 2014:

  • The 2013/2014 Sims Metal Waste to Art Regional Exhibition –  June 21st to August 31st
  • Official opening and announcement of winners – June 28th  @ 2pm
  • Venue:  Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo

This year, NetWaste’s regional exhibition is themed on E-waste, and there will be an additional prize at the regional exhibition for this category. E-Waste is the term used for electronic equipment that is unwanted, and has no resale value or market – and when you think about all the electronic gadgets now on the market, they all end up somewhere when they are no longer working or are outdated – mostly at the tip!

The purpose of the project is to encourage the concept of reduce, reuse and recycle whilst changing attitudes about waste and what is thrown away.

Photo Gallery of Blue Mountains Waste to Art entrants: http://nataliebaileyphotography.fotomerchant.com/galleries/waste-to-art-bmcc-2014


Waste to Art Winners

 Primary 2D

‘Weaving the mountains’ by katoomba public school class K/1C

Primary 3D

‘The Umbrella tree’ by Katoomba/ Leura preschool

Primary Functional

‘Mp3’ by Olivia Eynon, Ruby Anderson and Zoe and Indy Bastock

High School 2D

‘Tangled’ by Ella Brennan

High School 3D

‘Music on fire’ by Tommy Harris

High School Functional

‘Steam punk chair’ by Melinda Allan, Aislin Adams-Ward and Emily Kinder

Community 2D

‘Different era’ by Ian Bridges

Community 3D

‘Caterpillar of knowledge’ by Megan Butler

Community Functional

‘Five timber table’ by Phil Jennings

Open 2D

‘Cold comfort in today’s news’ by Ellen King

Open 3D

‘Reliquiae of the shed’ by Paula Martin

Open Functional

‘Rusty lamps’ by Helen Munroe

Building/Large Sculpture

‘Gravity’ by Katherine Kennedy

This project is funded and presented by the Blue Mountains City Council.