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Bathurst Waste to Art Exhibition (Online)

Tue July 7 - Fri July 24

Waste 2 Art winners announced and exhibition now online


This year’s Waste 2 Art winners have been announced with the entries available to view online on the Bathurst Regional Council YouTube channel.


Mayor Bobby Bourke said the exhibition is an innovate way to approach education about waste.


“We have received over 50 artworks which showcase the artistic abilities of people in the region that include some element of recycled waste,” he said.


“I would like to congratulate the winners and thank everyone took the time to create an artwork and enter the competition.”


Category Winners


Preschool 2 Dimensional – Candy Island Adventure by Isaac Wheatley


Preschool 3 Dimensional – Elmer has a Family by Elizabeth Chifley Preschool


Preschool Functional – Waste Not, Waterwise by Bathurst Children’s Services


Primary 3 Dimensional – Percy the Robot by Alexandra Attree


Primary Functional – Stop and Feed by Piper Henry


High School 3 Dimensional – Together in Art by Room 9, Carenne School


High School Functional – Light to the Max by Jake Henry


Open 2 Dimensional – Not with a bang but an ember by Bronwyn Ingersole


Open 3 Dimensional – Rusty by Joseph Lynch


Open Functional – Horse Shoe Gate by Joseph Lynch


Community 2 Dimensional – Rainforest by Julie Lucato


Community 3 Dimensional – Tin Dinner by  Janet Wright


Community Functional – Lamp 1 by Larissa Cross and Pepsi 5 Earring Collection by Amy Fulthorpe – Joint Winners


Waste Theme Award – The Watchers by Kelly & Will Hazzard


To vote for the people’s choice award, email waste2art@bathurst.nsw.gov.au with your name, artwork hashtag and a contact phone number. By voting you will go into the draw to win a Dean Mobbs original artwork. Voting closes at 4.00pm on Friday, 24 July. For more information, visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call the Waste 2 Art coordinator on

6333 6544.  


VIEW ONLINE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX4JBKX58O4&fbclid=IwAR31xSgNQf9tSRVUR4emfo7514oomNc92n9Gr7vEadpyZhoDD58ZrPJHaGw&app=desktop




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