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Entries extended for 2021 Waste to Art Competition and Exhibition

2019 WINNER: Ann Olson won the 2019 theme Baling Twine/Strapping, as well as the Open 3D category with her Drought Flowers in the Parkes Waste to Art Competition. Photo: Christine Little
2019 WINNER: Ann Olson won the 2019 theme Baling Twine/Strapping, as well as the Open 3D category with her Drought Flowers in the Parkes Waste to Art Competition. Photo: Christine Little

The entries for this year's Waste to Art Competition and Exhibition have been extended by a week to allow Parkes Shire artists a little extra time to finish off their artworks.

Entries will remain open until 5pm on Friday, May 7.

Works can be delivered to the Parkes Library and Cultural Centre from Monday, May 10 to Saturday, May 15.

The exhibition will be officially opened on Monday, May 31 at 6pm, in the Coventry Room and will run until Saturday, June 26.

Entries can be submitted online via www.visitparkes.com.au or in person at the Parkes Shire Library.

"It's great to see the enthusiasm from our community for such a worthy cause," Parkes Shire Deputy Mayor Barbara Newton said.

"There is so much local talent, we hope the extended time will give our community members the opportunity to submit their work for this wonderful exhibition."

Waste to Art's aim is to challenge perceptions about 'rubbish' and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts.

Waste to Art provides an innovative approach to waste education, invites schools and community groups to take up the challenge and create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away.

The competition and exhibition is open to all community members, artists and schools who currently reside in the NetWaste region.

For any further enquiries, please contact Roxanne Gallacher on 6862 9101 or via email at roxanne.gallacher@parkes.nsw.gov.au.

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