Waste to Art

Our annual Waste to Art competition is back! ALL AGES can enter by creating a work of art using items destined for landfill. Categories range from under 8's to over 18's, with cash prizes on offer.

Entries will be displayed in the Waste to Art Exhibition at Gatakers Artspace in Maryborough at the end of the year.

Once your artwork is ready, please fill out an entry form at the bottom of this page (Due 26 October, 2021).

  • All artwork must be delivered to Gatakers Artspace, 311 Kent Street, Maryborough QLD 4650 at the expense of the artist.

    All artwork will be the property of Gatakers Artspace for the purpose of exhibition until the 16 January 2022 after which artwork  must be collected by artists at their own expense.
    Any artwork not collected by the 16 January 2022 will be the property of the Council unless other arrangements can be made.

    The organisers will take reasonable care in handling and dealing with works submitted however, the organisers will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred to any of the artworks or materials.

    Artwork that is for sale must be specified. A 25% gallery commission will be charged on all work sold.


    Saturday 13 November (10.00am-1.30pm)- By appointment only
    Sunday 14 November (10.00am-1.30pm)- By appointment only
    Monday 15 November (10.00am-3PM)
    Tuesday 16 November (10.00am-3PM)
    Wednesday 17 November (10.00am-3PM)
    Thursday 18 November (10.00am-3PM)
    Friday 19 November (10.00am-3PM)
    Saturday 20 November (10.00am-1.30pm)- By appointment only
    Sunday 21 November (10.00am-1.30pm)- By appointment only

  • Exhibition Opening & Winners Announcement:
    Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough - Friday 26 November 2021 (6.00pm start)

    Exhibition Closes: Sunday 16 January 2022

    Exhibition Opening Times:
    Monday – Friday 9.30am-3.30pm
    Saturday – Sunday 9.30am-2.00pm


    • Demonstration of reuse and repurposing
    • Durability of Art piece
    • Function and innovation
    • Quality of work


     PRIZE POOL 1st prize 2nd prize 3rd prize
    Under 8 $100 $75 $50
    8-11 years $150 $100 $75
    12-17 years $200 $150 $100
    18 plus $750 $500 $350

    • People’s choice award for senior exhibition (18 years and over) - $150
    • People’s choice award junior exhibition (Under 18’s) - $50

2020 Waste to Art winners gallery


When your artwork is ready please complete this ENTRY FORM before 26 October, 2021.

For further information or enquiry contact our competition co-ordinator on 1300 79 49 29
or email wastetoart@frasercoast.qld.gov.au