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Art flowers from waste in exhibition

9 October, 2019

Art can spring from the most unlikely sources and this Friday it will flower from old packaging and waste as the 2019 Waste Into Art Competition opens.

“This is traditionally a wonderful walk on the wild side of waste,” Gunnedah Shire Council’s Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said.

“This year is as spectacular as ever. It’s incredible what people can come up with using discarded items.

“Our theme for 2019 is ‘Packaging Repackaged’ and we encouraged students, artists and collectives to get creative with everyday disposable items like plastic wrapping, cardboard boxes, food wrappers, Styrofoam and bubble wrap.

“It’s really worth a look.”

The Waste Into Art Competition is held by Gunnedah Shire Council in partnership with Northern Inland Regional Waste to promote the message to reduce, re-use or recycle waste.

The 2019 Waste into Art Exhibition officially opens at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery at 1pm on Friday, 11 October. The exhibition continues until Sunday, 10 November.

Photo caption: Inventive art on display in the Waste Into Art Exhibition.

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Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.