Waste 2 Art Local Competition Closes and Winners Celebrated with Live Music and Fashion Parade Fun

Lithgow Council

The Lithgow Waste 2 Art local competition and exhibition draws to a close this Saturday 8 July, after a very successful program of events and activities including, workshops, artists talks, live music and a recycled Waste 2 Art Fashion Parade.

This year say a record level of exceptionally high-quality entries across most categories. The local judges Mayor Maree Statham, Jennifer Channing, Julie Murnane and Glynnis Nancarrow had a tough time choosing just a handful winners to proceed to the Waste 2 Art Regional competition in Blayney from 26 July – 19 August 2023.

The winners of the Lithgow competition were announced at the local Waste 2 Art awards night recently. A lively crowd got into the festive spirit and danced the evening away with live music by Rag n’ Bone thanks to the Council’s Seven Valley’s Live and Local Music Program.

The Mayor said, “I extend a big thank you to the staff at Lithgow Library and Council’s Community and Culture and Waste Education Departments for helping to organise the workshop events and sponsoring the gift voucher awards for various categories in both the Waste 2 Art competition and the recycled fashion show. A big thank you also goes to all our amazing local artists and craftspeople who participating in the 2023 Waste 2 Art Competition, focusing on this year’s theme The Year of Textiles and Fast Fashion”.

List of Winners for the 2023 Lithgow Waste 2 Art Local Competition:

Category: Primary 3D Winner Zig Zag Primary School, for ‘Gugaa’ (Goaana)

Primary 2D: Megalong Primary School for Wabi Sabi Sewing

Primary Functional: Lindsey Johnson for The Fun House,

Community 2D: Nannette Gilbert for Stepping Out,

Community 3D Winner: Saaskia Girdler for Bubble Tree

Community Functional Winner: Annette Heaslip for Colourful Scarf

Open 2D Winner: Jessica Leffley for The Forgotten Song

Open 3D Winner: Prue Mogg for Australian Fauna

Open Functional Winner: Maree Nobel for Maree’s Scrappy Quilt,

Creative Repair, Restore and Refurbish Winner: Kathy Avgoulas for Grandma’s Legacy of Doilies

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