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Waste 2 Art Mid-Western 2023

Fri 12 May - Mon 19 June

Free entry

The Year of Textiles & Fast Fashion


WASTE 2 ART Mid-Western 2023 is a community art exhibition and competition open to all local residents. It showcases creative works made from reused and recyclable waste materials. The aim is to challenge people’s perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts.

Waste to Art provides an innovative approach to waste education, invites individuals, artists, makers, schools and community groups to take up the challenge and create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away. Instead of ending up in landfill, these waste materials can be turned into fantastic works of art.

This competition gives aspiring and professional artists the chance to explore and share their ‘waste reduction’ message.

This year’s waste theme is textiles and fast fashion.


5:00 PM Monday 8 May 2023


Exhibition entries delivered to Mudgee Arts Precinct:

Wednesday 10 May between 10:00AM and 4:00 PM, or by prior appointment.


The competition includes categories to challenge and stimulate the imagination:

2 Dimensional – Poster/Painting/Collage/Drawing

3 Dimensional – Sculpture/Installation

Functional – Furniture, craftworks and wearable items made from recycled materials

Entries may be submitted in the following five groups:

Primary School

Secondary School



Creative Repair, Restore and Refurbish.

Large artworks can be entered as a photograph framed and ready to hang. Please get in touch with the Cultural Team at Mudgee Arts Precinct if you have further questions about artwork scale.



Local government area
Mid-Western Region
Visual arts, Craft, Ceramics / Pottery, Textiles


Mudgee Arts Precinct
Market St
Mudgee, NSW Australia
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1300 765 002
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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

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