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Waste 2 Art Community Recycled Textiles Competition and Exhibition (Lithgow)

Thu 1 June - Sat 8 July

Free entry

The 2023 Lithgow Waste 2 Art competition and public exhibition has found an exciting venue to showcase our local creations at Lithgow Library and Learning Centre, 157 Main Street Lithgow, and will start a little earlier than previously stated with all welcome to a special opening event on Wednesday 31 May from 5.00pm -7.00pm.

The exhibition will be open to the public for free from Thursday 1 June to Saturday 8 July during regular Library opening hours from 9.00am – 6.00pm Monday – Friday and 9.00am – 12.00 noon Saturday.

There will be prizes and certificates for the winners from each category and an opportunity for everyone to vote for the People’s Choice Awards. So be sure to tell your family and friends to see the exhibition and vote for their favourite entry, before the exhibition closes on Saturday 8 July.

The Waste 2 Art Community Art Exhibition and competition, sponsored by NetWaste and Lithgow City Council, is free to all residents of Lithgow/ Seven Valleys region to enter and gives aspiring and professional artists the chance to explore and share their waste reduction messages while showcasing their artistic ability.

The winning artworks from the local competition will be transported to the regional competition and exhibition in Blayney, to represent Lithgow and compete for the major prizes.

Are you stuck for ideas or need a little help with your Waste 2 Art Creation?

Join us for a fun needle felting workshop at the Library on Saturday 20 May from 9.15am – 11:30am for ages 12+ or be inspired by Sandy Fullerton’s Waste 2 Art Textile talk at Gang Gang Gallery on the same day from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Please see the Council website for more details

“The Waste 2 Art competition is unique to our region and is open to all ages to get involved in creating an artwork – and have fun producing creative and innovative ways to reuse, repurpose and upcycle materials that might otherwise end up in landfill,” said the Mayor Maree Statham.

“I am thrilled to be part of the 2023 Waste 2 Art competition judging panel and look forward to seeing all the wonderful local creations on display and open to the public to enjoy in our beautiful Lithgow Library and Learning Centre,” concluded the Mayor.

If you would like to know more, contact Kylie Blakemore, Council’s Community and Cultural Development Officer on 6354 9999 or visit our website and download a copy of the entry form www.council.lithgow.com/waste-2-art-2023/


Thu 1 June
Sat 8 July
Free entry
Event Category:


Local government area
Visual arts, Craft, Textiles
Submitted by email


Lithgow Library & Learning Centre
157 Main Street
Lithgow, NSW 2790 Australia
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(02) 6352 9100
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