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Turning Mudgee’s waste into art

Calling all local artists! The Mid-Western Regional Council is currently asking individuals and groups to get creative with their waste and turn it into a masterpiece for the Waste 2 Art competition.

The annual event is a celebration of the re-use and recycling of waste across the Netwaste region through arts and crafts. It aims to challenge the way we look at waste while also giving aspiring and professional artists the chance to get creative.

Individuals, community members, artists and schools who currently reside in the NetWaste region are all invited to take part by turning waste into an art form of their choice.

Each year the Waste 2 Art challenge focuses on a different theme, with this year’s theme being “Plastic Bags and Soft Plastic Packaging”. 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.

The most inspiring work from each section in all categories will receive a prize and winning entries will be eligible for entry into the Regional Waste to Art competition.

There is plenty of time to start thinking about your creations, with entries open until 5pm on Monday, 15 May 2017.

Exhibition entries are to be delivered to The Stables, Mudgee on Thursday, 18 May between 10am and 4pm.

Those who don’t want to enter can still join in on the event by heading along to the exhibition at the Stables on Saturday 20 May from 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sunday 21 May from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

The official opening and award presentation will take place on Saturday 20 May at midday.

For further details about the event and to register visit – http://www.midwestern.nsw.gov.au/resident-services/Community-Services/Culturalservices/waste-to-art-2017/


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Mudgee artists asked to submit works for Sculptures in the Garden

Sculptures in the Garden will be returning in 2014 for its third year running, and it’s looking for submissions from local artists.

The outdoor exhibition is held over the weekend of October 11 and 12 and it will feature local, regional and interstate artists.

Mudgee’s artists are strongly encouraged to submit their works to the event as it is a great opportunity to gain exposure and there is a high chance that the artworks will sell, with 60 per cent of artworks being sold during last year’s exhibition.

This year some of the sculptures from the exhibition will also be purchased and used for a new sculpture walk in Mudgee’s Lawson Park.

Sculptures in the Garden is a not-for-profit event and so all proceeds from the exhibition will go to the Mudgee Support Group of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and the development of the local sculpture walk.

It is completely free for artists to exhibit at the event, so if you’re interested in submitting your artwork then you can find entry forms and all further details at www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au.

Have you been to the Sculptures in the Garden exhibition before? Will you be going to this year’s event?

Final call for Mudgee Arts Exhibition entries

The Mudgee Arts Council’s annual exhibition will be taking place in just over a week’s time, and artists in the region who would like to enter their artworks only have until the end of today to do so.

The theme for this year’s exhibition is “Country Living”, and it is hoped that there will be plenty of Mudgee artists willing to present their work and help showcase the variety of amazing local talent in the region.

There is $500 in prize money up for grabs for the winner in each of the categories – hanging art, sculpture/ceramics, and photography.

So if you know an artist in Mudgee, or if you are one, then get cracking and make sure you put your entry in today.

Entry forms are available from Mudgee Library, the Mud Factory, Mudgee Guardian and the Visitor Information Centre. The artworks need to be ready at the Stables on Thursday June 12 at 10am.

For those in Mudgee who would rather appreciate art then create it, the Mudgee Arts Council exhibition will be holding its opening night next Friday, June 13 at 7pm at the Stables, where the artworks will be on show and the winners will be announced. The exhibition will then be open daily at the Stables from June 14 until June 29.

For any further information about this year’s Mudgee Arts Council exhibition, contact Virginia Moffat by emailing vmoff@hwy.com.au or calling 0431 610 813. You can also find information about the Mudgee Arts Council on their website mudgeearts.com.au.

How to Make Your Mudgee Home More Arty

What do people see when they walk into your home? Do they see bare walls, or walls adorned in cherished pieces of art and decoration?

While the bare wall look suits some homes, having a stunning piece of art on display can definitely help add to the ambience and feel of a room.

But we don’t need a Picasso or an Andy Warhol to impress our friends. These days, art is easy to come by, and we can even create our own works of art by using print studios found on the internet.

There are plenty of websites around that will print an image of your choosing onto canvas, ready to be hung on your wall. You may like to choose from a one of your own photographs or you may just prefer to browse the internet for an image you like.

Home ware stores also offer plenty of affordable artworks, with places like Ikea and Typo offering popular prints.

Another great source of art is Mudgee’s local markets. If you have a walk around most markets on the weekends you’ll be sure to find an emerging artist with some wonderful pieces of art that could be perfect for your home.

Art doesn’t need to cost a fortune, it just needs to represent something you love and it can help make your place feel just a little more like a home.

Are You A Local Artist?

If you’re a local artist looking to promote and even sell your works of art, then you must read this information. And if you know of a local artist who you think has talent and may be interested in exhibiting their masterpieces, then make sure you share this with them!

The Curator of the new Art Gallery in Mudgee – Church St Gallery – is looking for local Mudgee Region artists to enter an upcoming Group Art Exhibition on the 18th November 2011.

With so much talent around Mudgee, we’re sure that there are many people who are already well known for their pieces, and others who are looking to get noticed, so now is the time to get in touch with the Church Street Gallery!

Visit the Church Street Gallery facebook page, the Group Art Exhibition facebook event or the Gallery’s own blog site for more information.

We’d love to see the awesome community support that Mudgee residents show for local culture and talent!