Talented Artists Celebrated at Re-Magine Awards Night

Art through resource recovery

The winners of the 2015 Re-magine recycled art competition were announced at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre on Friday night at the official opening of the exhibition.

Re-magine is an innovative art competition that requires entrants to demonstrate the concept of resource recovery, taking waste products and transforming them into art.

Entries were received from artists locally and across the country, with pieces being submitted from as far away as Canberra and Victoria.

The competition is delivered by Hornsby Shire Council in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society, and sponsored by Cleanaway who also give out an award in the competition.

“We are thrilled to present this exhibition, which celebrates the reuse and recycling of materials that would otherwise end up as landfill,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell said at the opening night event.

Artists who received prizes included Stephanie Powell who won the Wearable Art award and Cleanaway Award, Julie Toke who won the 3D Sculpture category, Scott Coonan who won in the Functional Art category, Jody Graham in Mixed Media and Pamela Lee Brenner for the Hornsby Park Sculpture Award.

In the Young Creatives category, Ruben Steffens and Cameron Ainslie were chosen as winners, while the Library Award was given to Corinna Lueg.

Re-magine is on display in Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby Library and Hornsby Park until Sunday 28 June.

For more information and a list of winners, please visit hornsby.nsw.gov.au/remagine

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