Waste 2 Art Mid-Western Competition 2024

2.00pm Friday 14 June – Sunday 21 July 2024Waste 2 Art Mid Western Web banner.jpg


WASTE 2 ART Mid-Western 2024 is a community art exhibition and competition open to all local residents. It showcases creative works made from reused and recyclable waste materials. The aim is to challenge people’s 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 individuals, artists, makers, schools and community groups to take up the challenge and create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away. Instead of ending up in landfill, these waste materials can be turned into fantastic works of art.

This competition gives aspiring and professional artists the chance to explore and share their “waste reduction message”.  It also provides a wonderful opportunity for the entire Mid-Western Regional Council community to showcase their creativity.

This year’s waste theme is recycled packaging.



Monday 10 June: Entries close 5pm.
Wednesday 12 June (between 9am and 5pm): 
Delivery of works
Friday 14 June 2.00pm: 
Exhibition officially opens.
Sunday 21 July: 
Exhibition closes
Monday 22 July: 
Collection of works
Monday 29 August: 
Delivery of packaged successful works to MAP for transport to the regional exhibition.
Saturday 10 August: 
Regional exhibition opens Parkes Shire Library 


Individual or group entries are welcome in all categories.

Primary School
2 Dimensional
3 Dimensional

Secondary School

2 Dimensional
3 Dimensional

Community (no professional artists)

2 Dimensional
3 Dimensional

Open (Professional artists may enter this category*)
2 Dimensional
3 Dimensional

Creative Repair, Restore and Refurbish.
Be creative with something which no longer has a use by bringing a new function to the item.

*For the purpose of this competition a Professional Artist is defined as an individual who may not necessarily have formal art education but has a history of exhibiting in solo or group exhibitions.



Contact the Cultural Team at Mudgee Arts Precinct for more information.
PHONE NUMBER: 02 6378 2850
EMAIL: map@midwestern.nsw.gov.au