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Sat 3 June - Sat 1 July

OPENING NIGHT FOR THE WASTE 2 ART: June 3 (Saturday) 10:00 am – July 1 (Saturday) 7:00 am


Year of Textiles & Fast Fashion

All the creative work is finished, the judging completed and now it’s time to announce the winners. It’s been a competition that has captured everyone’s imagination! This year we have more than 50 fabulous entries from across the Parkes Shire. Come along and see for yourself.

The generous sponsorship of the SIMS METAL – WASTE 2 ART Competition by PARKES SHIRE COUNCIL, represents a creative and innovative approach to the reduction and reuse of waste in PARKES SHIRE.

DATE: Saturday 3 June, 2023

TIME: 10am

VENUE: Coventry Room, Parkes Shire Library & Cultural Centre

The Public Exhibition runs from 3 June 2023 through until 1 July 2023.

Winners will progress to the Regional Waste 2 Art which will be held in Blayney from 22nd July 2023

For further information contact:

Kerryn Jones

Parkes Shire Council

6861 2338


Sat 3 June
Sat 1 July
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Parkes Shire Council
Mrs Kelly Hendry, Destination Development Manager, Parkes Shire Council (Days of work : Monday‐Wednesday) 6861 2333 or kelly.hendry@parkes.nsw.gov.au


Local government area
Visual arts, Ceramics / Pottery, Textiles
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Coventry Room Parkes
Parkes Library, Bogan St
Parkes, NSW Australia
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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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