2022: Year of Soft Plastics

What is Waste 2 Art?

Waste 2 Art is a community art exhibition and competition open to all local residents who reside in the NetWaste region. It engages the community and showcases creative works made from reused & recyclable waste materials.

Councils involved host a local competition and the winning artworks are then transported to a Regional Exhibition which is hosted by a different council each year.

Waste 2 Art’s aim is to challenge peoples’ perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts. Waste to Art provides an innovative approach to waste education, invites schools and community groups to take up the challenge and create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away.

See the Winners from the 2021 Waste 2 Art Competition

Beatnik Band

Artist Name: Gary Cooper

Medium: 5 x Scrap metal and paint

Council Area: Warrumbungle


Artist Name: Joseph Lynch

Medium: Scrap metal 

Council Area: Bathurst

Stay up to date on all things Waste 2 Art

2022 Regional Exhibition

The 2022 Regional Exhibition is being held at The Union Theatre, Lithgow. Opening Saturday 9th July, 10.30 for 11am Public exhibition 10th July – 7th August…

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Waste 2 Art Inspiration from past entries

1 year ago

This beautiful piece is the work of artist John Grady from Trundle. The sculpture is called "Rustic Clutter". The leaves are cut from sheet metal off cuts. These were placed in a mould & bent into ... See more

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