Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens are calling for expressions of interest from artists wishing to participate in this year’s Earth Hour celebrations.
This year’s celebrations will include an inaugural Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition.
Council’s Coordinator Environment and Health Systems Cecilia Kemp said the competition was designed to change the way people see and talk about waste and recycling.
“Artists have long been using recycled objects to turn everyday trash into creative treasures,” she said.
“We’re looking for sculptures made from at least 80 per cent recycled material to promote just how beautiful recycling can be.”
Prizes will be awarded for both ‘Open’ and ‘School’ categories.
First prize for established, emerging or new artists is $2,500 with a Highly Commended and People’s Choice award also on offer.
In the School category, first prize comprises of a sustainability assessment and workshop plus selected plants to the value of $300. Highly Commended and People’s Choice nominations will also be awarded.
Artists in the Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Goulburn Mulwaree Local Government Areas are encouraged to apply.
“We’re also looking for performers or educational stallholders to join in the celebrations,” Ms Kemp added. “Anybody interested should visit Council’s website for more information.”
To submit an Expression of Interest or learn more about the event visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/earth-hour.
Wingecarribee Shire’s Earth Hour celebrations will be held from 5pm on Saturday 28 March 2020 at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, located on the corner of Kangaloon and Old South Roads in Bowral.
The exhibition will remain on display until 10 April 2020.
For further information contact Wingecarribee Shire Council on phone 4868 0888.