Waste 2 Art 2022



Waste 2 Art Mid-Western 2022 is a community art exhibition and competition open to all local residents. It showcases creative works made from reused and recyclable waste materials. The aim is to challenge people’s 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 individuals, artists, makers, schools and community groups to take up the challenge and create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away. Instead of ending up in landfill, these waste materials can be turned into fantastic works of art.

This competition gives aspiring and professional artists the chance to explore and share their ‘waste reduction’ message. This year’s waste theme is soft plastics.


How to enter


Entry forms can be completed online here

Via email: A printable version of the application is available to download here(PDF, 994KB). Please complete and return to map@midwestern.nsw.gov.au

In person: Physical copies of the application form are also available at Mudgee Arts Precinct and Council's Mudgee Customer Service Centre, 86 Market Street Mudgee.  

Competition categories

The competition includes categories to challenge and stimulate the imagination:

  • 2 Dimensional – Poster/Painting/Collage/Drawing
  • 3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation
  • Functional – Furniture, craftworks and wearable items made from recycled materials

Entries may be submitted in the following five groups:

  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Community
  • Open
  • Creative Repair, Restore and Refurbish.

Large artworks can be entered as a photograph framed and ready to hang. Please get in touch with the Cultural Team at Mudgee Arts Precinct if you have further questions about artwork scale.

Competition entries

Entries open: TBA

Entries close:
5pm, Monday 6 June 2022

Delivery of works: Exhibition entries should be delivered to Mudgee Arts Precinct on Wednesday 8 June between 10am and 4pm, or by prior appointment.

Regional W2A Competition

All of the winning artworks from each local competition will be transported to a Regional Exhibition, in Lithgow in July 2022. Further details will follow.