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Waste to Art

On display at Orange Regional Museum, Orange Regional Gallery from Saturday 8 July 2017.

2017 Waste to Art Winners

Waste to Art is a community art exhibition and competition that showcases creative works made from ‘rubbish’.  NetWaste introduced the Waste to art concept 12 years ago with a view to engage the community and raise awareness of the amount of waste that is thrown away every year. The project encourages artists from across the spectrum (school- aged to professional) to showcase works made from reused and recycled waste materials.

Each year participating NetWaste councils will run a local competition and the winning artworks are transported to a Regional Exhibition that is hosted by a different Council each year. This year fifteen councils are involved and their artworks will be transported to Orange in time for the exhibition opening on Saturday July 8. Thank you to Orange City Council who are our hosts for this year’s event and thanks to Sims metal, our long time sponsors for the Regional event, over $9,000 in prize money will be awarded.

Each year one particular problem waste will be featured and this year will be the year of soft plastic packaging. Can you believe it………Australians use 3.92 billion plastic bags a year, that’s over 10 million new bags being used every day!

Images:
Artist: Jocelyn Moles from Parkes
Title “Handbags of Movie Stars”
Category: Open – Craftworks

Artist: Peter Brooks from Mudgee
Title: “Toojan Echo”
Category: Open 3 Dimensional

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