Lithgow City Council is very excited to announce the Waste to Art Community Art Competition is back with the theme of Textiles and Fast Fashion!

Waste 2 Art is a FREE waste inspired art competition and exhibition sponsored by NetWaste and Lithgow City Council that celebrates the reuse and recycling of waste in the Lithgow/Seven Valleys region.

Waste 2 Art aims to challenge the way we look at waste – and have fun producing creative and innovative ways to reuse, repurpose and upcycle materials that might otherwise end up in landfill.

“Waste 2 Art not only makes us rethink how we consume fashion from an environmental and economic point of view, but also expands our creativity and offers some wonderful tips and resources on how to reduce, reuse, share and upcycle materials into some fantastic new creations – without spending any money,” said the Mayor Maree Statham.

“I am thrilled to be part of the 2023 Waste 2 Art competition judging panel and look forward to seeing all the wonderful local creations”.

“We have an exciting program of events, workshops and exhibitions coming up over the next few months, and would love to hear from local creatives, textiles artists, and community groups interested in being part of the program”, concluded Mayor Statham.

Do you have an example of an innovative and creative use of recycled fashion or art and craft you would like to display in our Waste 2 Art Ideas Showcase exhibition?

Perhaps you have some skills in repurposing old things into new or an idea for a workshop, or would like to be part of a group project?

If you would like to know more, contact Kylie Blakemore, Council’s Community and Cultural Development Officer on 6354 9999 or visit our website and download a copy of the entry form