Household trash into art

Cleanaway are sponsoring Hornsby Shire Council‘s annual Re-magine Art Competition for a sixth year, inviting artists of all ages to turn household trash into beautiful works of art.

 

The free exhibition highlights resource recovery, by challenging artists around Australia to re-imagine recovered waste products and materials as art.

 

As the domestic waste and recycling contractor for the Hornsby Shire Council, Cleanaway sponsors an award for excellence in resource recovery and reuse. In 2016 Michael Sankey, Regional Manager for the Cleanaway Sydney Municipal Business, awarded the Cleanaway award to Helen Beasley for her sculpture titled A Fairy Bower in my Garden.

 

“Cleanaway are proud to partner with Hornsby Shire Council and Hornsby Art Society to demonstrate a unique opportunity for resource recovery through art,” Michael said.

 

Cleanaway Award winner – A fairy bower in my garden, by Helen Beasley

 

Entries for 2017 are open until 3 April with over $10,000 in prize money is available to winners and runners up in the following categories:

 

Waste 2 Art Prize

Awarded to the artwork which best demonstrates the concept of resource recovery – turning waste into a work of art – through innovative use of an everyday man made item.

 

Sustainability Prize

Awarded to the artwork which best communicates a message on contemporary sustainability issues, through the use of an everyday man made item.

 

Young Creatives Prize

Open to young people up to 24 years of age – for the artwork which best demonstrates the concept of resource recovery – turning waste into a work of art – through innovative use of an everyday man made item.

 

All entrants are eligible for:

 

Cleanaway Award

$100 as determined by the sponsor for excellence in resource recovery in art.

 

People’s Choice Award

Open to all entries in the competition/exhibition, voted by visitors to the exhibition.

 

Selected entries will be judged by a panel of judges and exhibited as part of the ‘Re-magine’ Art Exhibition at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre from Wednesday 31 May to Sunday 18 June 2017.

 

2016 Mixed Media winner Beverly Beck – Life in a drop of water

 

  • Header image: 2016 Young Creatives winner Mia Ferguson – Papillion

 

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