Thanks to Outback Arts for 2021 Waste 2 Art Exhibition

We would like to send a big thank you to Outback Arts for hosting the 2021 Waste 2 Art exhibition and Coonamble Shire Council for their assistance and hospitality. Unfortunately Covid did create some challenges for workshops and limited gallery hours but it never dampened the enthusiasm and commitment from this great team. There are so many fantastic artworks on display which you can check out online HERE.



2021 Waste 2 Art Online

We have announced the Regional Winners for Waste 2 Art 2021 and all the works can be viewed online HERE

The entire exhibition is online too so you can see all your local LGA winners who made it to the regional HERE

NAIDOC week and National Recycling Week

To celebrate National Recycling Week and NAIDOC Week WasteAid Australia is hosting the inBINgenous Art Competition.

Art Comp Flyer

The inBINgenous Art Comp is open to all First Nations People across NSW. To enter the competition simply paint your own original design that you feel brings to life your perspective of caring for and keeping country, creatures and people healthy and strong on your bin. Then take a video of you with your bin pledging to either avoid, reduce or reuse one item of waste for the next month. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOWTO GET YOUR INFO PACK. ENTRIES OPEN JANUARY 2021.


See the promo video here: with registration details below video.

People that register early may be eligible to receive a bin art pack to assist in participating in the comp.

2019 Waste to Art Winners List

Congratulations to all who entered the 2019 Waste toArt

Here is the list of winners – Thank you to all who got involved


Primary 2 D Joseph’s Parish School “Garden of Knots” Winner Lachlan
  Ballimore Public School “Out Here in the Bush, Friendly and Free” Highly Commended Dubbo
  Dia MacNamara “Sushi the Rainbow Fish” Highly Commended Oberon
  Condobolin Pre School “Woven Wall” Highly Commended Oberon
Primary 3 D Tiffany Sivisisavath – Zig Zag Primary “Balien” Winner Lithgow
  Jack Carberry “Dragonfly” Highly Commended Mid-Western
  St Mary’s Catholic Primary School “Birds on a Wire” Highly Commended Orange
  Alana Finnegan “ Andy the Antibiotic Giraffe” Highly Commended Parkes
  Sally and Matilda Ford “Gone Fishing” Highly Commended Lachlan
Primary Functional Jemima Buttriss “Coiled Basket” Winner Orange
  Belle Howie “Twine Basket” Highly Commended Oberon
  Scallywags Childcare Centre “ Moving Towards a Brighter Future” Highly Commended Bathurst
High School 2 D Micah Leihn “Bird” Winner Oberon
  Kayley Winks “Untitled” Highly Commended Lithgow
High School 3D Niamh Pankhurst & Lily Bone “Deep Blue” Winner Orange
  Trundle High School “Wheels of Twine” Winner Parkes
  Matilda Anderson, Sam Kino and Maddy Porter “Save Dave” Highly Commended Orange
High School Functional Lotus Want “Wear Your Waste” Winner Orange
  Anita Albert “Kitchen Tidy” Highly Commended Coonamble
Community 2D Yetta Dhinnakkal TAFE Cultural Arts Group


 “Tailender”; Drum of Totems’; “Mount Yetta”; “Rainbow Serpent”; “Untitled – (Kangaroo)”; “Brolga Nesting”; “Snake Judgment” Body of Work Winner Brewarrina
  Tina Cass “Zig Zag” Highly Commended Lithgow
  Susan Walker “What Goes Around Comes Around” Highly Commended Coonamble
Community 3D Blue Mountains Community “Powerful-Owl’s Nest” Winner Blue Mountains
  Bethany Osbourne “Baa Baa Baily Have You Any Twine?” High Commended Bathurst
  Katie Graham “Blue Dolphin” Highly Commended Oberon
  Parklands – Bloomfield Hospital “Snapshot of Life” Highly Commended Orange
Community Functional Darren Shields “Wall -E (Lamp)” Winner Coonamble
  Max Bradley “Tow Rope” Highly Commended Central Darling
  George Howarth “Iron Chair” Highly Commended Lachlan
  Trinity Preschool Red Room “Redroom Teepee” Highly Commended Orange
Open 2D Gus Armstrong “Prisoner Encore” Winner Mid Western
  Karen Flakelar “Kaleidoscope” Highly Commended Coonamble
  Bron Ingersole “Strung Out” Highly Commended Oberon
Open 3D Tracey Sorensen “Murray Cod” Winner Bathurst
  Catherine Morgan “G15 Wren” Highly Commended Lachlan
  Bron Ingersole “Sticks and Stones” Highly Commended Oberon
Open Functional Joseph Lynch “Johnno’s Truck” Winner Bathurst
  Lanny Mackenzie “Bee House” Highly Commended Orange
Building /Sculpture 2D Helen Standen “Tools Down” Winner Parkes
Building/Sculpture 3D Colour City Creatives “Creativity Heals” Winner Orange
  Middleton Public School Community “Dr Seuss’ Garden” Winner Parkes
Buidling/Sculpture Functional Amanda & Peter Carter “A Vintage Glasshouse” Winner Bathurst
  Bron Ingersole and Adrian Lynch “Dream Catcher” Highly Commended Oberon
Waste Theme Award Bethany Osbourne “Baa Baa Baily Have You Any Twine?” Winner Bathurst
Herb Clarke Memorial Award Amanda & Peter Carter “A Vintage Glasshouse” Winner Bathurst
Curator’s Award Karen Flakelar “Beyond Blue” Winner Coonamble
Sims Metal Award Oberon High School, Oberon Public School & St Josephs Catholic School Regional Waste to art Mural Involvement Winner Oberon
Overall Winner Gus Armstrong “Prisoner Encore” Winner Mid Western
People’s Choice Award Trundle High School “Wheels of Twine” Winner Parkes

Waste 2 Art 2019

Here’s the 2019 Waste 2 Art catalogue – see the amazing works from your region!

Waste 2 Art 2019 catalogue

The 2019 Waste 2 Art Regional Exhibition is on from July 27 – August 17 at the Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon.

Entries from residents in thirteen member councils will be on show – make sure you visit and check out how baling twine, strapping and other waste items have been given a second chance at life in awesome pieces of art – just like this one titled ‘Powerful Owl’s nest’ by the Blue Mountains Community.

Made from soft plastics, strapping and discarded fabrics it’s a perfect home for the threatened Powerful Owl species found in the Blue Mountains of NSW.

Owls nest W2A








The theme for this year is Baling Twine and Strapping but it’s not compulsory, you can use anything so long as it’s waste.


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