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Artists urged to repackage waste into art

2 July, 2019

It’s time to repackage your old packaging into art for the 2019 Waste Into Art Competition.

Gunnedah Shire Council is calling on students, artists and collectives to get creative and come up with something amazing for this year’s competition which is held in partnership with Northern Inland Regional Waste to promote the message to reduce, re-use or recycle waste.

The theme for 2019 is “Packaging Repackaged”, providing an opportunity to use everyday disposable items like plastic wrapping, cardboard boxes, food wrappers, Styrofoam and bubble wrap in a unique piece of art.

Gunnedah Shire Council’s cultural precinct team leader Lauren Mackley said the competition was a fun way to get creative and to spread the reduce, re-use and recycle waste message.

“There are so many different forms of packaging and other waste materials that can be used in so many different ways,” Ms Mackley said.

“We would love people to get really imaginative and create a piece of art to show the shire – and there is a prize of $150 for each category.

“We have had some wonderful artworks in the past. I’m looking forward to seeing what our students and artists come up with in 2019!”

Artists and community groups can interpret the theme in any number of ways, from functional pieces to 2D creations.

Entry forms will be available from Council’s main administration office in Elgin Street, at the Gunnedah Shire Library and at The Civic counter. Entries may be submitted by a group or an individual.

Waste Into Art 2019 submission forms and ready to hang artworks are to be submitted to the Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery by 5pm Friday, 4 October, 2019.

The 2019 Waste into Art Exhibition officially opens at 1pm on Friday, 11 October. The exhibition continues until Sunday, 10 November.

Photo Caption: Past entries in the Waste into Art Exhibition.

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Media Contact: Eliza Gallen 6740 2100.