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APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Our Annual Waste 2 Art community art exhibition invites schools, community groups and individuals to transform rubbish into art and design, in this innovative competition.

 

The purpose of Waste 2 Art is to encourage everyone to reduce, reuse & recycle, and change our attitudes about the things we throw away and this year's focus theme is The Year of Textiles & Fast Fashion.

Fast fashion is a term used to describe clothing designs that move quickly from the catwalk to stores to take advantage of trends. Fast fashion allows mainstream consumers to purchase the hot new look or the next big thing at an affordable price. Fast fashion has become common because of cheaper, speedier manufacturing and shipping methods, an increase in consumers' appetite for up-to-the-minute styles, and the increase in consumer purchasing power—especially among young people. Because of all this, fast fashion is challenging the established clothing labels' tradition of introducing new collections and lines on an orderly, seasonal basis. In fact, it's not uncommon for fast-fashion retailers to introduce new products multiple times in one week to stay on trend.

Consequently, fast fashion is also associated with pollution, waste, the promulgation of a "disposable" mentality, low wages, and in some examples, unsafe workplaces.

Applications open from:

16 January to 20 February 2023

Exhibition open from:

4 March - 28 May

Official Opening

Saturday 18 March, 2PM

 

Category Winners: $200

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TEXTILES & FAST FASHION

 2023 Waste 2 Art

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SCHOOL CATEGORIES

Primary School 

Any student, class or group in Primary School from Kinder to Year 6.

  • 2 Dimensional -Poster/Painting/Collage /Drawing

  • 3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation

  • Functional – Furniture/craftworks/wearable objects made from recycled materials

 

Secondary School

This is High School from Year 7 to Year 12 entries.

  • 2 Dimensional - Poster/Painting/Collage /Drawing

  • 3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation

  • Functional – Furniture/craftworks/wearable objects made from recycled materials

 

Any student can make their art at home, they just need to select Primary or Secondary. 

Dubbo Regional Council has a range of educational material, programs and services available to encourage and support sustainable change, we encourage you to take a look.

FAST FASHION
FACTS

 

TIHINGS TO CONSIDER

Any works over 40kgs or 2 cubic meters should be highlighted to our Waste 2 Art

Co-ordinator, and will need to be submitted as a photograph for Regionals.

Think clothing, hats, manufacturing, environment. While entries don’t always need to fit the theme, we encourage you to use this theme to build awareness and educate on the sustainability within this area.

EXHIBITION OPENS

4 March - 28 May

OFFICIAL OPENING

Saturday 18 March, 2PM

COMMUNITY CATEGORIES

Community

Entry by local youth, environmental or hobby-based groups. Also, for individuals developing or beginning their art practice.

  • 2 Dimensional – Poster/Painting/Collage /Drawing

  • 3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation

  • Functional – Furniture/craftworks/wearable objects made from recycled materials

 

Open

Professional and established artists.

  • 2 Dimensional – Poster/Painting/Collage /Drawing

  • 3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation

  • Functional – Furniture/craftworks/wearable objects

 

Creative Repair, Restore and Refurbish

  • Functional – Be creative

 

 

WINNERS

2023 WASTE 2 ART

WINNER: PRIMARY 2D
'Our Fabritastical Alicorn'
Isabella Grant
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WINNER: PRIMARY 3D
"Pick a colour...any colour!'
Emma & Jaxon Malouf
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WINNER: PRIMARY FUNCTIONAL
'Our Stories, Woven'
Central West Leadership Academy
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WINNER: HIGH SCHOOL 3D
'Field'
St Johns College
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WINNER: COMMUNITY 3D
'Jellyfish'
Kookaburra Room, Community Kids.
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WINNER: COMMUNITY FUNCTIONAL
'Tea with Aileen'
Therese Quigley
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WINNER: COMMUNITY 2D
'Mellow Yellow'
Katherine Coelli
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WINNER: OPEN 3D
'Not Fast Enough...'
Alan Stanger
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WINNER: CREATIVE REPAIR, RESTORE & REFURBISH
'Oh Canada'
Ali Cant
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WINNER: PRIMARY 2D
'Fishtastic'
Emily and Claire Lucan
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WINNER: PRIMARY 3D
"Plastic Phoenix'
Dubbo Public School
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WINNER: PRIMARY FUNCTIONAL
'Button Jewellery Box'
Emily Lucan
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CATEGORIES

Primary School | Any student, class or group in Primary School from Kinder to Year 6.

  • 2 Dimensional  - Poster/Painting/Collage/Drawing

  • 3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation

  • Functional – Furniture/craftworks/ objects made from recycled materials

 

Secondary School |This is High School from Year 7 to Year 12 entries as a class or group or any students from home.

  • 2 Dimensional  - Poster/Painting/Collage/Drawing

  • 3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation

  • Functional – Furniture/craftworks/ objects made from recycled materials

 

Students can make their art at home, they just need to pick their correct category.

Community | Entry by local youth, environmental or hobby based groups. Also for individuals developing or beginning their art practice.

  • 2 Dimensional – Poster/Painting/Collage/Drawing

  • 3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation

  • Functional – Furniture/craftworks/objects made from recycled materials

 

Open |Professional and established Artists.

  • 2 Dimensional – Poster/Painting/Collage/Drawing

  • 3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation

  • Functional – Furniture/craftworks/objects

 

Creative Repair, Restore and Refurbish

  • Functional – Be creative

 

WINNER: HIGH SCHOOL 2D
'Wasteland'
Liliana Comber
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WINNER: COMMUNITY 3D
'Sansavearia Plasticsciata - A new variety of snake plant.'
Narelle Miller
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SOFT PLASTICS

2022 Waste 2 Art

ALUMINIUM & STEEL CANS 

 2021 Waste 2 Art

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