THE Uralla Waste to Art Exhibition opened last Wednesday night at the Uralla Library and will run for the next two weeks.
The Waste to Art competition provides an opportunity for all members of the community to creatively communicate the waste-reduction message.
The competition is open to all residents and schools located in participating Northern Inland Regional Waste (NIRW) member-council areas.
Each council in the NIRW area runs a competition and winners of the local competition then exhibit at the regional exhibition.
A selection of pieces from the Uralla exhibition will also travel to Bundarra to be displayed and the winning entries will also go to Gunnedah for the NIRW Regional Exhibition.
There was an overwhelming response from primary schools in the Uralla Shire for this year’s local Waste to Art competition.
At the exhibition opening, Uralla shire mayor Michael Pearce announced additional participation awards to Bundarra Central School, Kentucky Primary School and St Joseph’s Primary School, Uralla, in recognition of the volume and quality of entries received from these schools.
The Uralla Waste to Art competition was promoted by local artist Julie Piggott, who is hoping to attract other artists in the area for the 2014 exhibition who share her passion for upcycling.
The judges for the competition were New England artists Alan Golding and Dubias Bennett.
Mr Golding and Mr Bennett are displaying some of their own work at the Uralla Library for the next two weeks.