Waste to Art

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Waste to Art Competition:

Category 1 (18 years and over)

  • First - Heather Johnston for ‘Marine Debris Debi’
  • Second - Mindy Moore for ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’
  • Third - Testimony Arts - The Maryborough Creative Industries, Social Enterprise, Restoration and Repair Program for ‘The 4650 Cloak’

Category 2 (12-17 years)

  • First - Tilly Stewart and Alyssa Rose of St James Lutheran College for ‘Deforestation – A losing battle’
  • Second - Mackenzie Sullivan, Dakota Tye and Jayde Tones of Aldridge State High School for ‘All seasons’
  • Third - Kianna Budd, Jenna Nichols and Cinta Richards of Urangan State High School for ‘Table of Lost Things’

Category 3 (8-11 years)

  • First - Ruby Charles for ‘A Hedgehog Christmas’
  • Second - Tobias Outred, Charlee Sandars, Coco Davis, Archie Bielenberg and Zac Samuels of Soulfusion Therapies for ‘Peek-A-Blue’
  • Third - Summer Osborne for ‘Rise of the Minion’

Category 4 (under 8 years)

  • First - Hugh Muller for ‘Spike the Smart Echidna’
  • Second - Busy Bees Fraser Coast for ‘Pollination Station’
  • Third - Bay Explorers Early Learning Centre Urangan for ‘Under the sea’

People's Choice Award 

  • Under 18's People's Choice winners - Kirra Flynn and Miriam Hope with 'A Waste in Time'
  • 18 years+ People's Choice winner - Elsa Barich with 'Obsolescence'

The Waste to Art exhibition closed 9 January 2023 with more than 150 entries displayed at Gatakers Artspace in Maryborough.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who decided to take on the challenge of turning waste into art!

Council has been running the Waste to Art competition for 5 consecutive years now, with people coming up with more beautiful and creative ways to turn waste into art each year!

The competition helps us challenge our perception of waste and look more closely at what we are throwing away to see if it can be reused, repurposed, or upcycled rather than ending up in landfill.

If you are interested in taking part in the Waste to Art competition this year, please sign up to our eNewsletter to stay up-to-date on the competition launch mid-year - www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/enews

Click here to learn more about the winning entries

Click here for information about collection of artwork

Thank you to our sponsors

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