This exciting competition and exhibition gives aspiring and professional artists the chance to explore and share their waste reduction messages whilst showcasing their artistic ability.

Waste to Art aims to challenge the way we look at waste and celebrates reusing and repurposing waste across the region through works of art. 

Congratulations to all the entrants and winners of the 2021 Waste to Art Competition! 

Over 18s category: 

  • 1st Prize - Darren O’Brien, “Bitza”, the Junkyard dog 
  • 2nd Prize - Nora Hanasy, Discarded Love Symphony
  • 3rd Prize - John Olsen, Wild Honey Bee

12-17 years old: 

  • 1st Prize - Breanna Schmierer, Sakura Flux and Benito Binoy, Echidna 
  • 2nd Prize - Louise  Stewart, New life
  • 3rd Prize - Matilda Holley, Rainbow pup

8-11 years old: 

  • 1st Prize - Rebeccah Henderson, Transforming
  • 2nd Prize - Rachel Cordie and Tyson Muggleton from Maryborough Special School, Sunshine 
  • 3rd Prize - Torbanlea State School, In code  

Under 8s: 

  • 1st Prize - Unndennoo kindergarten, Turtle
  • 2nd Prize - St Mary's Primary School- Maryborough QLD, A Waddle of Penguins
  • 3rd Prize - St James Lutheran College Kindergarten, Shiny Rainbow Unicorn

Come down to Gatakers Artspace before January 16 to see the exhibition and vote for your favourite in the People's Choice Award!

To read more about the winning entry go to -

Due to a scheduled power outage by Ergon Energy on Sunday 16 January, 2022, the Waste to Art Exhibition will finish on Saturday 15 January, 2022.