Waste 2 Art

Waste 2 Art Community Art Competition and Exhibition 2019

Waste 2 Art is a waste inspired art exhibition with a category for every member of the community from pre-school students through to aspiring and professional artists. The focus of Waste 2 Art is to challenge the way we look at waste and entries should incorporate some element of recycling by including waste items. The 2019 theme waste is Baling Twine and Strapping but artworks do not need to include these materials and artworks can be made from any recycled material instead.

Waste 2 Art has been running for more than 10 years in Bathurst and local exhibitions are also held in many other communities across the Central West from the Blue Mountains to Broken Hill. The exhibition and competition is supported by Netwaste and winners from the local exhibition held in Bathurst have the chance to go on to the Regional Exhibition which in 2019 will be hosted by Oberon Shire Council throughout July and August 2019.

For more information please contact the Waste 2 Art coordinator on 6333 6544 or via

A snapshot of some of the fantastic entries from 2019 along with the full list of winners can be seen below:

Preschool/Primary 2 Dimensional - Jessica Canon "It all started with string..."

Preschool/Primary 3 Dimensional - SDN Childcare Centre with "All the colours of the rainbow"

Preschool/Primary Functional - Scallywags Childcare Centre with "Moooving towards a brighter future"

Highschool 2 Dimensional - Emily Choi with "Our Pursuit, Our Perspective"

HIghschool 3 Dimensional - Elizabeth Walsh with "Messy Web"

Highschool Functional - Jake Henry with "Pallet Side Table"

Community 2 Dimensional - Amanda Carter with "The Four Seasons of Waste:

Community 3 Dimensional - Joint Winners - Kim Pham with "Flowers of the World and Bethany Osborne with "Baa Ba Baily have you any twine?" 

Community Functional - Vianne Tourle with "Shopping with and for plastics: the big ugliness"

Open 2 Dimensional - Ann Conaghan with "Blast Furnace, Lithgow"

Open 3 Dimensional - Tracy Sorensen with "Murray Cod"

Open Functional - Joseph Lynch with "Johnno's Truck"

Building/Large Sculpture Functional - Amanda and Peter Carter with "A Vintage Glashouse"

Waste Theme Award - Tracy Sorensen with "Murray Cod"

Curators Choice Award - Jon Gelling with "Toll Bridge" and Julie Lucato with "The Peacock"

People's Choice Award - Kim Pham with "Flowers of the World"

Winner of the Dean Mobbs Artwork was Tianna Markwick who was presented with her prize by Bathurst Regional Council Mayor, Graeme Hanger OAM and Dean Mobbs in a presentation at the Dean Mobbs Gallery on Keppel St on 23 May 2019. Congratulations Tiannna!

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Winners and Highly Commended artists.

  • Joseph Lynch with

    Joseph Lynch with "Johnno's Truck" Winner Open Functional Category

  • Julie Lucato with

    Julie Lucato with "The Peacock" Joint Winner Curator's Choice Award

  • Amanda Carter with

    Amanda Carter with "The Four Seasons of Waste" Winner Community 2 Dimensional category

  • Amanda and Peter Carter with

    Amanda and Peter Carter with "A Vintage Glasshouse" Winner Building Functional category

  • Tracy Sorensen with

    Tracy Sorensen with "Murray Cod" Winner Open 3 Dimensional category and Waste Theme Award

  • Jessica Cannon with

    Jessica Cannon with "It all started with string...." Winner Preschool/Primary - 2 Dimensional category

  • Vianne Tourle with

    Vianne Tourle with "Shopping with and for plastics: the big ugliness" Winner Community Functional category

  • Kim Pham with

    Kim Pham with "Flowers of the World" JointWinner Community 3 Dimensional category

  • Ann Conaghan with

    Ann Conaghan with "Blast Furnace, Lithgow" Winner Open 2 Dimensional category

  • Jon Gelling with

    Jon Gelling with "Toll Bridge" Joint Winner Curator's Choice Award

  • Bethany Osborne with

    Bethany Osborne with "Baa baa Baily have you any twine?" Joint Winner Community 3 Dimensional category

  • SDN Children's Centre with

    SDN Children's Centre with "All the colours of the rainbow" Winner Preschool/Primary 2 Dimensional category

  • Jake Henry with

    Jake Henry with "Pallet Side Table" Winner High School Functional category

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