The Waste 2 Art exhibition held in Hamilton this week was a success, with 29 entries and 160 people viewing the art works.
The Waste Exchange, Environment Waikato and Perry's sponsored the event and were pleased with the results which were displayed in Riverbank Mall.
Waste Exchange co-ordinator Pippa Russell said the Waste 2 Art exhibition had been part of the Festival of the Environment, but this year just missed out on registering for the Festival information brochure.
“Next year we hope to align ourselves by using the same space with the Trash to Fashion show,” she said.
Winners of the Waste 2 Art over 18 category were Marti Wong's ‘Moa Sculpture’ and Mr Snake-Beings 'Shrine to the Dead Light-bulb'. Sandra Jenson was awarded Highly Commended for her ‘Abstract Fabric Sample’.
The winner of the Team Category were Homeschoolers with their Mural of 'Funky Day at the Zoo’ and highly commended went to the 99th Waikato Guides for ‘Sea Wreck’ and the Devcich Family for ‘Fishes in the Sea’. The Waste 2 Art Exhibition had a huge range of art, from Fish made with broken glass by Allen Thomas and mosaics made from plastic planter pots by Fiona Nicol.
Other entries were wood pictures made from joinery off-cuts and pictures made from many types of waste such as milk bottles, egg cartons and pumpkin seeds, Ms Russell said. Two works of art sold during the exhibition.