Weddin Shire Council

Netwaste - Waste 2 Art

The Sims Metal WASTE TO ART & design 2015-16

EXHIBITION AND COMPETITION

The Year of Used Tyres

 

WASTE TO ART is a community art exhibition and competition open to all local residents who reside in the NetWaste region. It showcases creative works made from reused & recyclable waste materials. The aim is to challenge peoples’ 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 schools and community groups to take up the challenge and create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away, considered useless: bottle tops, plastic bags, old bus tickets, parts from rusty farm machinery, old horse shoes, buttons, and the list goes on. Instead of ending up in landfill these waste materials can be turned into fantastic works of art. 

The Competition will include categories to challenge and stimulate the imagination. 

Competition Categories

Primary School
2 Dimensional  - Poster/Painting/Collage/Drawing
3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation/ Video /Soundscape
Functional – furniture, craftworks & wearable items made from recycled materials

Secondary School
2 Dimensional  - Poster/Painting/Collage/Drawing
3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation/ Video /Soundscape
Functional – furniture, craftworks & wearable items made from recycled materials

Community
2 Dimensional – Poster/Painting/Collage/Drawing
3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation/ Video/Soundscape
Functional – furniture, craftworks & wearable items made from recycled materials

Open
2 Dimensional – Poster/Painting/Collage/Drawing
3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation/Video/Soundscape
Functional – furniture, craftworks & wearable items made from recycled materials

Building or Element of Building/Large Sculpture (Entries submitted under this category may exceed the size and weight limit – photographs will be exhibited.  Photographs must be supplied by artists).
2 Dimensional
3 Dimensional
Functional – furniture, craftworks & wearable items made from recycled materials


This competition gives aspiring and professional artists the chance to explore and share their “waste reduction message”.  It also provides a wonderful opportunity for the entire WEDDIN SHIRE community to showcase their creativity.

LOCAL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION
Entry Forms to be completed and handed to Weddin Shire Council by Friday 29th April 2016 and artworks to be handed in on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 between 2-3 pm at the Grenfell HUB.  Exhibition/Opening will be on Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 3.30pm. 

REGIONAL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION
Lachlan Shire Council will host a Regional Competition from June 25 – July 18 2016. Winning artworks from our local exhibition will be transported to the Regional Competition.

  
ENTRY FORMS
Available from Weddin Shire Council Office or download from either the NetWaste website www.netwaste.org.au or click on the link below.

Contact – Isabel Holmes on 02 63431212 for further details

Entry Form