The Parkes Waste 2 Art Community Art Exhibition was officially opened in the Parkes Library and Cultural Centre on May 31, with the winners also announced in what was a sterling evening for all involved.
Deputy mayor, councillor Barbara Newton, announced the winners of each category, who each received a prize and certificate.
Waste 2 Art's aim is to challenge peoples' perceptions about 'rubbish' and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts.
It provides an innovative approach to waste education, with residents, schools and community groups taking up the challenge to create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away.
The exhibition is open until Friday June 26, with just a gold coin donation for entry required.
Building sculpture 2D: 'Barugil' - Middleton Public School
Building sculpture 3D: 'Chook RV' - Rex Veal
Open sculpture 2D: 'My old cot quilt' - Elsie Mahon
Open 3D: 'Bloody linen dresses' - Helen Standen
Open functional: 'Old scrap lamp' - Deb Jones
Community functional: 'Showers of enlightenment' - Ian Rowe
High school 3D: 'Jeff' - Blake McMahon
High school functional: 'Time in chains' - Trundle Central School school to work program
Primary school 2D: 'Rainbow magazine' - Armani Reidy
Primary school 3D: 'Viking ship' - Elijah Cole
Primary school functional: 'Fruitilicious' - Kelsey Finnegan
SimmsMetal special category (Metal winner overall): 'Bloody Linen Dresses' - Helen Standen
Yearly theme award: 'Patio flowers' - Meredith Barber
Open sculpture 2D: 'The fish trap' - Ronda Sharpe
Open 3D: 'The body' - Miranda Barnes
Open functional: 'Allumination' - Sharon Presig; 'Under the sea planter' - Paula Sutherland
High school 3D: 'The recycled sitting thinker' - Ben Mortimer; 'Toy dozers' - Trundle Central School
Primary school 2D: 'Warped waste' - George Hendry
Primary school 3D: 'Piggy drinks' - Alana Finnegan
Congratulations to all those acknowledged!