The Parkes Waste to Art & Design Exhibition and Competition is a regular fixture in the cultural calendar of the Shire. This year the 59 artworks entered made a colourful, engaging exhibition.
“This year’s exhibition features some stunning artworks created from what could have ended up in landfill. Many of the entries from primary and high school students have been inspired by the annual theme Year of Polystyrene” said Shellie Buckle, Manager Cultural, Education and Library Services.
Councillor Bill Jayet announced the following winners last Thursday evening:
• Building/ Sculpture 3D: Winner – Out of Hot Water by Julie Dearden.
• Building/ Sculpture 2D: Winner – Why Do Trees Need to be Green by Middleton Public School.
• Open 3D: Highly Commended – Hare by Christine Somers; Winner – Whooot Made This Nest by Helen Standen & The Dog by John Grady.
• Open 2D: Winner – Warped by Helen Standen.
• Open Functional: Winner – Stamp Printing by Jocelyn Moles.
• Community 2D: Highly Commended – Faces by George Heath; Winner – Quenching Life by Rebecca Parkes.
• Community 3D: Highly Commended – Beauty Above the Cliffs by Sharelle Mac-Rae; Winner – Clip Art by Annette Peterson.
• Community Functional: Winner – Blue Murder by Julie Dearden.
• High School 3D: Winner – A Bugs Life by Parkes High School Support Unit
• High School Functional: Winner – White Polystyrene Cup Chair by Connar Cashman.
• Primary 3D: Winner – Little Critters by The Little Art Company.
• Primary 2D: Highly Commended – Person by Anna Cronin; Winner – Remains of the Bushfire by Riely Sterland.
• Primary Functional: Highly Commended – Bowled Over by The Little Art Company; Winner – Pineapple Lamp by Adam Barnard.
• Yearly Theme polystyrene: Winner – Styrotea Hop by Jacob MacRae.
• Yearly Scrap Metal: Winner – Whoot Made This Nest by Helen Standen.
• Library Team packers Prize: Winner -100% Fat Free by Lauren Badman.
The competition judges, Sally Chapman and Michael Chambers found the task of selecting winners thought-provoking and difficult. “The works were of high quality and very imaginative, addressing the theme very well. It is great to see so many thinking about waste,” commented judges Mr Chambers and Mrs Chapman.
Come along to Parkes Library to see the exhibition for yourself. The exhibition is open until 24 April.