Waste to Art 2009 Winners
A spectacular exhibition of over 170 artworks made from pegs, plastic bags, bottle tops, scrap metal, cardboard, old toys amongst other recycled materials was on display at the recent Blue Mountains Waste to Art Competition 2009 with thirteen winning entries accepted into the Regional Waste to Art Competition.
Mayor Cr Adam Searle said, 'Blue Mountains City Council is proud to provide an avenue for aspiring and professional artists to make a statement about using waste as a resource.The number and quality of the entries was impressive and the creativity in the artworks was truly outstanding.'
Eighteen local residents won awards at the local Waste to Art Competition. The winners included group entries from Mt Victoria Public School, Lapstone Public School and Katoomba High, and individual entries from Katie Kelly, Korey Barbousas, Jacob Ambrose, Laurie Strathdee, Suzy Manigian, Kristie Wulf, Helen Munro, Paul O'Reilly, Kathy O'Hara and Marty Kemister.
The People's Choice Award this year went to Tina Cass for her incredible creation of a wedding dress made from plastic bags and white plastic packing tape.
Over 250 people attended the Waste to Art Awards presentation at the Katoomba Civic Centre, with Councillor Terri Hamilton, Councillor Chris Van der Kley and local artist Ruth le Cheminant joining Council representatives to present the awards to winning entries. The exhibition was visited by close to 1,000 people over a week.
The thirteen artworks which won first prize in their category have been couriered to the Regional Exhibition hosted by the western NSW town of Gilgandra. They will be exhibited from 9 May to 5 June. At the Regional Competition on 8 May we had one winner, Mt Victoria Public School's 'Goorialla The Rainbow Serpent', as well as three Highly Commended: Kathy O'Hara's IKEA; Suzy Manigian's yellow dragon chair 'Huanglong'; and Lapstone Public School's 'Lapstone Mandala'. Well done Blue Mountains!
Mayor Adam Searle said 'The Waste to Art Competition and Exhibition is a unique way to spread the message of 'think before you throw' and to consider how much waste we create and how easily it can be avoided'. Keep this in mind as you start collecting and creating for next year's Waste to Art competition!
For further information on the 2010 Waste to Art Competition and Exhibition contact Council on 4780 5000.
This item was posted in May 2009.