Clever recycling truly is an art form, thanks in part to the "waste > art & design competition" recently launched by Armidale Regional Council, which invites creative locals to turn trash into treasure and celebrates creativity and resourcefulness.
The competition inspires the community to consider ways to recycle waste items, and entries in this year’s competition will coincide with World Environment Day and be accepted from May 29-30, and exhibited at a venue to be confirmed from 5.30pm on Monday June 3-8.
In previous years, entries have included works created out of obsolete technology, plastic bottles, plastic bags, recycled junk and worn car tyres.
The competition includes categories for preschool children, primary and secondary students, university students and the general public.
Entries can be:
- Art (two dimensional, three dimensional or sculpture)
- Functional Art (furniture/home ware/inventions)
- Textiles & Wearable Art
- Building or Elements of Building or Large Sculpture (photographic entries only)
All must incorporate the use of recycled or pre-loved materials and winners of each category will be announced at the exhibition's official opening and will receive prize vouchers.
Visitors to the exhibition will also have an opportunity to vote for their favourite work.
Entry forms and full details of the competition, including categories and conditions of entry, are available on council’s web page. Printed entry forms can also be collected from council’s offices at Armidale or Guyra, or by contacting Sally Thorsteinsson on 6770 3982 or Hayley Ward on 6770 3824.