After a highly successful local art competition, several finalists from the Lithgow LGA were among the top prize winners in the 2023 Waste 2 Art regional competition opening ceremony at the Platform Arts Hub in Blayney. The regional exhibition opened on Saturday 22 July with a special awards ceremony at the unique Platform Arts Hub on Blayney Railway Station. 4 awards and $1,500 in prize money were presented to Lithgow artists by the Mayor of Blayney, Scott Ferguson.

Kathy Avgoulas from Hermitage Flat won first prize and $500 in the Creative Repair, Restore and Refurbish category for her beautiful textile entry titled ‘Grandmas legacy of doilies’.

Lithgow Artist Prue Mogg won the Curator’s award and $500 for her gorgeous textiles and mixed media Open 3D sculptural collection titled Australian Fauna -Wrapped’.

Students from Zig Zag Public school received the Colin Jones Memorial Award and $500 for their fantastic mixed media sculpture titled ‘Gugaa (Goanna).

Lithgow artist Jessical Anne Leffley also received a Highly Commended award in the Open 2D category for her stunning mixed-media wall hanging titled ‘The Forgotten Song’.

The regional exhibition is open to the public until 20 August from 10.00am – 4.00pm each Wednesday to Friday and 10.00am to 2.00pm weekends at the Platform Arts Hub, Blayney Railway Station, Cnr Adelaide St and Railway Lane, Blayney NSW 2799.

For more information, contact Lithgow City Council’s Community & Cultural Development Coordinator Kylie Blakemore on 02 6354 9960.