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about all the electronic gadgets now on the market, they all end up somewhere when they are no longer working or are outdated – mostly at the tip!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
‘Weaving the mountains’ by katoomba public school class K/1C
‘The Umbrella tree’ by Katoomba/ Leura preschool
‘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
‘Different era’ by Ian Bridges
‘Caterpillar of knowledge’ by Megan Butler
‘Five timber table’ by Phil Jennings
‘Cold comfort in today’s news’ by Ellen King
‘Reliquiae of the shed’ by Paula Martin
‘Rusty lamps’ by Helen Munroe
‘Gravity’ by Katherine Kennedy
This project is funded and presented by the Blue Mountains City Council.