How you can turn Mudgee’s waste into art

If you want to get creative and do your bit to help reduce, reuse and recycle then make sure to get involved in this year’s Waste to Art community waste competition.

The popular event aims to challenge the perceptions around ‘rubbish’ and celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts. Schools, community groups and individuals are invited to take up the challenge and create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away.

The competition is open to all local residents who reside in the NetWaste region, which includes the Mid-Western Regional Council area.

Each year the competition focuses on a different theme, with this year’s theme being “polystyrene”. This can serve as inspiration for creative works, however any recyclable material can be used as long as it demonstrates the re-use and recycling of waste.

How to take part

Entry forms for the competition can be found on the Mid-Western Regional Council website. Entries must be in by 5.00pm Sunday 13 May 2018.

Entries to be delivered ready for exhibition to the Stables, Mudgee on Wednesday 16 May between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

The exhibition will be on display at the Stables on Friday 18 May from midday to 6.00pm; Saturday 19 May from 9.00am – 2.00pm; and Sunday 20 May from 10.00am to midday.

The official opening and presentation of awards will take place on Friday, 18 May from midday.

For more information about the 2018 Waste to Art competition visit


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