MidCoast Waste and the Envirofair, in partnership with 2BOB Radio, is asking people in the community to re-imagine waste in the most creative way they can and take part in the Re-Imagine Waste community art competition.
Entries will shown in a public exhibition across the Mid Coast region and then at the 28th Taree Envirofair on June 8 at Taree Park, where the winners will be announced at 3pm.
The prize pool comes to $1200 in total and entry is free and open to all as individuals, community, not for profit groups and schools.
School groups who enter will compete for the chance to win a disco at their school that can be used as a fundraiser.
Age sections include preschool, primary school, high school, open 18+ and people's choice and entrants can create original artforms in mixed media, sculpture, 2D art, upcycled fashion or anything you can think of.
Judging of the entries will be based not only on the way the waste has been re-imagined in an artistic way, but also if you have thought about the ability to reduce landfill, educational potential, innovative repurposing and promotion of recycling.
In addition, the Found Object Sculpture Project is for anyone wanting to create re-imagined waste artworks that will be exhibited around the Mid Coast region in the lead up to the Envirofair and form part of a major interactive display at the June 8 event at Taree Park.
Local artists, tutors and creatives will run workshops on April 16, 17 and 18 between 10am and 1pm at Makers Way at 63 Pulteney Street, Taree. The cost is $15 for the three sessions.
Participants must bring along found or collected objects and recycled materials suitable for sculpture (other materials supplied), food and refreshments, and wear covered in shoes. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
All enquiries and bookings to 2BOB on 6552 6200.
Online entry forms for the community art competition are available at https://forms.gle/sdECeKZC9rWi84DM9
Entries need to be delivered to 2BOB Radio in Taree by May 27.
Now in its 28th year, the Envirofair is the longest running environmental event in New South Wales and is only eclipsed by a few Australia-wide.
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