MEDIA RELEASE 30 April 2012
Waste 2 Art is an annual event celebrating its eighth year in 2012. The program aims to challenge perceptions about waste by inviting participants to create art from materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
This year Bathurst proudly participated in Waste 2 Art, hosting a local exhibition and competition commencing on 20 April and running through to 23 April at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. The local exhibition was supported by Bathurst Regional Council and the exhibition attracted 52 entries across 10 categories.
"The standard of local entries was excellent and the pieces included dresses made from sheet music, bubble wrap and plastic bags. A number of handbags from various recycled materials, some fantastic sculptures made from recycled farm machinery and numerous other mixed artworks were also entered and displayed" said Mayor, Greg Westman.
"The quality of the entries was very high and on behalf of Council I congratulate the winners and wish them well in the Regional Exhibition", the Mayor continued.
The Waste 2 Art program is co-ordinated by NetWaste, a regional waste group that brings together 28 councils in Central and Western NSW. Eighteen of these Councils including Bathurst will be represented at the upcoming Regional Exhibition.
The 2012 Regional Exhibition will be held in Forbes from 19 May to 8 June and it is expected that there will be some unique and fascinating entries from across the Central West.
Following Bathurst's success with two Highly Commended awards in 2011 at the Regional Exhibition, Bathurst Regional Council is confident that this years entries could repeat this success in 2012.
Details of all winning entries from the local Waste 2 Art competition are available here.
For more information contact Council's Water & Waste Section on 6333 6111.