Waste to Art 2016


Waste To Art 2015

14 – 29 May 2016

This year Waste to Art will be held at Braemar House & Gallery in Springwood.

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 Waste to Art Community Art Exhibition is open to all community members, artists and schools located in the Blue Mountains City Council area. Entries are invited in 4 different categories: Primary School, High School, Community and Open.




Winners in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
Winners will be announced at the Opening of the Waste to Art Exhibition at Braemar House & Gallery.

Challenge the way we look at waste!

The winning artworks from each four categories will then be displayed at the Regional Competition in July 2016

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

Image: ROMY ROEDER Once Upon an Attic 2015, found objects, 40cm x 120cm


Thursday 21 April, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Did you know that the Purple Copper Butterfly which has its habitat in the Central Ranges of New South Wales is one of Australia’s rarest butterfly species? Or that and endangered Blue Mountains Skink can only be found only in the Blue Mountains?
Find out more about the variety of wildlife that thrives in the Blue Mountains. Design and create your own wall hanging of native and endangered animals you have discovered by using a variety of recycled materials.
$15/$10 InSight Members. Includes all materials.
Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410

Saturday 30 April, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Learn the art of paper quilling and make your own three-dimensional bicycles using recycled paper. The purpose for using bicycles as a subject matter is to raise awareness of pollution emitted in highly industrial areas and promote the importance of environmental and historical preservation. The bicycles are designed to stand on their own, so they can be displayed in a number of ways. The skills taught are designed to build upon each other, so you are able to apply a simple set of techniques to a diverse range of pieces.
$15/$10 InSight Members – Includes all materials.
Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410

About Jennifer Chapman-Paton
Jennifer is a Sydney-based artist whose work specialises in paper sculpture, printmaking and mixed media. Techniques in her work include; mono prints, paper quilling and cross-disciplinary experimentation (particularly printmaking and soft sculpture). She currently holds a Bachelor of Fine Art, from Newcastle University.