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WASTE 2 ART 2023

Sat 22 July - Sun 22 October

WASTE 2 ART 2023-
A big thank you to Blayney Shire Council who will be hosting the
2023 Sims Metal – Regional Waste 2 Art

The theme is
It is not essential to use the theme material to enter Waste 2 Art, any waste product can be used to create your artwork.
For entries in your local council please contact them directly. Please be advised that this exhibition is the regional showcase of finalists from the local competitions (there is no direct entry into this event).

Waste to Art is a community art exhibition and competition open to all local residents of the NetWaste region. It engages the community and showcases creative works made from reused & recyclable waste materials.

Sponsored by Sims Metal, Councils involved host a local competition and the winning artworks are then transported to the Regional Exhibition which is hosted by a different council each year. There is a new theme waste each year but theme is not compulsory, all we ask is that you only use waste to create your work, no new materials. Please contact our Environmental Learning Advisor Bill Tink on 0400 336 508 if you have any queries.


Sat 22 July
Sun 22 October
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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