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Creative minds master rubbish to usable art projects
The Fraser Coast Council is hosting another Waste to Art Competition this year with the aim to challenge everyone to think outside the box and look at the way we reuse and repurpose waste across the region. The challenge is to use the waste to create works of art, giving everyone the opportunity to explore their artistic flair as well as sharing their waste reduction ideas to the public.

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Photo courtesy of Waste to Art Competition, Facebook


The competition is FREE to enter and there are many great prizes to be won. Entries close on 18th October 2020 and are to be delivered at owner's expense to Gatakers Artspace in 311 Kent Street, Maryborough between the hours of 10.00am and 3.00pm on Monday 26th October, Tuesday 27th October, Wednesday 28th October and Thursday 29th October 2020.

The exhibition opens on Friday 6th November at 6.00pm and winners will be announced. To fill out an application form to enter this fun competition, please click here. Prizes are as follows.

Category 1 - (18 years)

First Prize - $750
Second Prize - $500
Third Prize - $350
People's Choice Award for Senior Exhibition (18 years and over) - $150
People's Choice Award Junior Exhibition (Under 18's) - $50

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Photo courtesy of Waste to Art Competition, Facebook


Category 2 - (12-17 years)

First Prize - $200
Second Prize - $150
Third Prize - $100

Category 3 - (8-11 years)

First Prize - $150
Second Prize - $100
Third Prize - $50

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Photo Courtesy of Waste to Art Competition


Category 4 - (Under 8's)

First Prize - $100
Second Prize - $75
Third Prize - $50

For this exhibition, all artwork will remain the property of Gatakers Artspace until 29th November when the exhibition closes. All artwork must then be collected by 30th November at the owner's expense. Any artwork not collected by this date will be the property of the council unless other arrangements have been made. Please note, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, organisers cannot guarantee that the exhibition will take place as described; however, if in the event that this occurs, the exhibition will then be held online and judged on photographs supplied by the entrants.

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Reuse and Recycle Centers, (Author's Photo)


If you are wishing to sell your artwork, this must be specified at the time of entering and on the item. The gallery takes a twenty-five per cent commission for all work sold. All reasonable care will be taken by gallery staff when handling artwork.

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Gatakers Artspace (Author's Photo)


Judges will be looking for durability, function and innovation as well as a demonstration on the reuse and repurpose of your piece with the use of recycling rubbish material. So, get cracking and take a drive out to the Fraser Coast Council Reuse Markets, op shops and secondhand store to look for local materials. Your artwork must not weigh more than 40 kgs. Please use only minimal new materials.

For more information on this fun and creative event, please go to the website and download the flyer to read all the terms and conditions, phone 1300 79 49 29 or email enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au
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Why? An opportunity to create A Usable Item from Rubbish
When: Now until 6th November 2020
Phone: 1300 79 49 29
Where: Gatakers Artspace, 311 Kent Street Maryborough
Cost: Free Entry
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Some people are so creative. what a good idea and good for the environment too
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|6185) 866 days ago
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