Awarded the 2016 Community Event of the Year!!
Old waste, new art.
Creating something incredible out of 'waste'
We wanted to increase waste awareness and give people the opportunity to show their creativity. So we created the 'Old Waste, New Art' competition.
We invited school students and community members to create an artwork from waste materials.
Entries were allowed to be three dimensional (sculptures, functional items such as furniture, wearable items, etc.) and had to be created predominantly from waste, or could be two dimensional (photographs, illustration, painting etc.) - reflecting waste in society.
After promoting the competition in the media, local schools, and community networks, we received a wide variety of creative items and artworks - all made from stuff that would otherwise have been thrown away!
Our exhibition was held in October, alongside the Holmesville Hotel's Billy Cart Derby, at the Holmesville Community Hall. We donated money raised from People's Choice votes to Mum's Cottage.
Congratulations to all the participants - what a wonderful bunch of creative people! The winners were:
You can check out some photos of the wonderful entries and exhibition on our facebook page.
We're looking forward to holding the competition again next year.
For more information, contact the West Wallsend District Sustainable Neighbourhood Group via firstname.lastname@example.org.