Winners of the 2017 Waste 2 Art Competition Announced

Winners of the Waste 2 Art competition were announced by the Mayor Councillor Lesslie at the official opening on Friday 19th May at Eskbank House and Museum.

The Lithgow district community has exceled this year with more than 50 entries into the Waste 2 Art competition at Eskbank House and Museum. Over 47 artists, including entries from Lithgow Public School, Portland Central School, and Zig Zag Public School, responded to the challenge of creating artwork from materials that would otherwise be discarded as rubbish and end up in landfill.

“I am very impressed by the standard of work produced and how creatively the artists have responded to the concept of transforming waste into art,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Stephen Lesslie. “The popular response to the competition demonstrates community spirit and support for the Netwaste initiative that seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues. The selected works that will be representing our region at the next stage of the competition are imaginative and well executed, and I wish our artists luck.”

The winning artists will represent Lithgow in the Regional Competition at the new Orange Regional Museum from 8th July – 8th October 2017.

The high standard of entries made it a difficult task for the judges, with one category being awarded joint winners.

The winners of the 2017 Waste 2 Art competition for the Lithgow region are:

Primary School – 2D: Zig Zag Primary School, Flower Garden

Primary School – 3D: Jackson Piggott, Mega Skate Park

Primary School – Functional: Dia MacNamara, Plastic Bag Hat

Community – 2D: Clare McAdam, Rain-Shine-Grow

Community – 3D: Barb & Karen Reinhardt, Sprite Flowers

Community – Functional: Fiona Grove, Explosive Designs (jewellery)

Open – 2D: (joint winners) Michael Eric Green, Catch of the Day; Helen Munro, Fantasy Island

Open – 3D: Anna Carter, 11072014 Osteology

Open – Functional: Gordon McCloud, Bottle Openers


See all the entries, and a special display of up-cycled work by local textile and lace producers Fullerton Designs, at Eskbank House and Museum before the exhibition closes on 4th June.

Waste 2 Art

Contact:    Mayor Stephen Lesslie

Tel: 02 6354 9999

Fax: 02 6351 4259


Summar Hipworth

Cultural Development Officer

Tel: 02 6354 9999

Fax: 02 6351 4259




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