Asset Publisher Asset Publisher

Return to Full Page
« Back

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

5 June, 2018

With more than $2,000 in prizemoney on offer, the Fraser Coast Waste to Art competition will attract a wide range of entries.

“The competition is open to all budding artists and gives them an opportunity to showcase their creations,” Culture, Arts and Environment Portfolio Councillor David Lewis said.

The only catch is that the artworks must be made from recycled or re-purposed items and materials sourced from Fraser Coast Regional Council Reuse Markets, op shops or second hand shops on the Fraser Coast.

“The competition is a chance for people to tap into their inner creativity,” Cr Lewis said.

“At the same time the competition focusses attention on recycling and repurposing items; showing items can be reused and not just thrown away.

“I’m really looking forward to the items that will be produced.”

First prize is $1,000.

Application forms can be found here or collected from offices in Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

The Waste 2 Art exhibition will be staged at Gatakers Artspace in Maryborough from September 7 to 30.

CAPTION: Rebirth ... (standing) Assistant Manager at the Hervey Bay Recycle and Reuse Centre Gavin McPhee and Culture, Arts and Environment Portfolio Councillor David Lewis (front) artists Moto Niwa of Kin Kin and Chris White of Retrobution Furniture of Maryborough with his shadow box made from an old guitar and a radiogram that has been repurposed as a juke box with touchscreen and bluetooth functionality.