Waste 2 Art 2022


Friday 10 - Friday 24 June 2022
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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.

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.

2022 Mid-Western Winners

Category Name of Artist Name of Artwork
Primary - 2D 4/5 Navy - Kandos Public School Fending off Flotsam
Primary - 3D Natalie Hawes Avocado Presley
Primary - Functional Juniper Sirius Trash Girl
High School - 3D Molly O'Byrne Giraffe
Community - 2D Mudgee Community Preschool Western Room -
Thursday/ Friday Class
Protect Wildlife
Community - 3D Mudgee Community Preschool Waste in the Water
Community - Functional Janet de Rooy Paper Rose For Race Day

Regional W2A Competition and Exhibition


Exhibition Dates: 9 July - 7 August 2022
Venue: The Union Theatre, 65 Bridge Street Lithgow NSW.

This Community Art Exhibition features works from local competitions in the following council areas: Bathurst Regional, Bogan Shire, Coonamble, Dubbo, Lachlan Shire, Lithgow City, Mid-Western, Oberon, Orange and Parkes Shire.

Congratulations to Kandos Public School's Fending off Flotsam which was highly commended at the Regional Exhibition.