Waste to Art Competition & Exhibition


View the Waste to Art Exhibition video 


Winner: Ryder Billing – Prime Eagle
Highly Commended: Milla Rorato – Winter Blooms
Highly Commended: Coleambally Preschool and Early Learning Centre – We Made Pink Paper

High School/Community
Winners: Travis Lawton – Long Horns and Heather Goudie – Nestling’s Feedtime
Highly Commended: Gail Hibbert - Flying High 
Highly Commended: Bridgett McNeilly - Wasted Fortune 

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry. All entries will be returned at the end of the Jerilderie exhibition.


There is no charge to view the exhibition.

Coleambally - 22 June to 4 July 2023
Kerri Weymouth Art Studio & Gallery, 25-27 Brolga Place, Coleambally
Open from 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Thursday and 2 pm to 5 pm on Friday

Darlington Point - 7 to 21 July 2023
Murrumbidgee Shire Hall, Carrington Street
Open from 10 am to 3 pm Tuesday to Friday
Hosted by Western Riverina Arts

Jerilderie - 25 July to 8 August 2023
The Willows, 11 Powell Street
Open from 10 am to 3 pm Tuesday to Friday
Hosted by Western Riverina Arts

Some artworks will be for sale. We will put you in touch with the artist for you to liaise directly.
Please vote for your favourite artwork at the exhibition. The People's Choice Award will be announced at the end of the Jerilderie exhibition.


Waste to Art is a community art competition and exhibition showcasing reused and recyclable waste materials. This exciting and innovative challenge invites schools, preschools, community groups and individuals to transform rubbish into art and design.

The purpose of Waste to Art is to use a fun cultural activity to encourage everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle, and through this, to challenge our attitudes about the things we throw away.

Our Waste to Art competition and exhibition complements our focus on managing waste better in our Council area. An important part of this is the Council-wide introduction of organics waste collection (FOGO) and recycling collection for Jerilderie residents.  


We are featuring a theme of “Love your own backyard”. The term “backyard” can loosely describe materials sourced from anywhere in our community – our yard, our river, the park, and so on. Alternatively, the artwork can be made of recycled/upcycled/reused material, but depict something in “our backyard”.

For further information, contact Murrumbidgee Council:
Anne Lyons T: 0418 294 010 or annel@murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au
Eden Hercus T: 0428 758 087 or edenh@murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au