The annual Waste 2 Art Competition and Exhibition will be back this year as a collaboration between NetWaste and Parkes Shire Council.
The aim of the event is to challenge perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts. It also 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 have been thrown away.
“This exhibition and competition give aspiring and professional artists the chance to explore and share their waste reduction messages whilst showcasing their artistic ability,” said Manager Cultural, Education & Library Services, Kerryn Jones.
The 2021 theme is aluminium and steel cans, but any type of material normally considered waste are welcomed. The competition is open to all community members, artists and schools who currently reside in the NetWaste region.
The local competition entries will be on display in the Coventry Room in the Parkes Library & Cultural Centre from Tuesday, 18th May until Friday, 11th June. The Outback Arts Gallery in Coonamble will be hosting the regional exhibition in July, featuring the winners from the local competitions in the NetWaste region.
Entry forms are available at www.visitparkes.com.au or pick up a form at Council’s Administration Office. Entries close Friday, 30th April. For more information, contact Roxanne Gallacher, Council’s Creative Learning Programs Coordinator on 6862 9101.