Northern Beaches Council is calling on artists to enter the first Northern Beaches Art Prize for a chance to share in $27,000 worth of awards.
Council General Manager Planning, Place & Community David Kerr said the former Warringah Art Prize is a celebration of the Northern Beaches and shows our commitment to the importance of recognising, fostering and celebrating arts and culture in our community.
The competition has four main categories; General, Small Sculpture, Waste to Art, and Youth, and is open to all Australian residents as young as 10.
Dee Why artist Stephanie Powell - who has a passion for reconstructing obsolete electrical items, such as computers and televisions - said winning the 2016 Waste to Art category has helped raise awareness of sustainability and mindful consumption.
“The great thing about waste products for an artist is that they are readily available, they don’t cost anything, and they’re just going to end up in landfill,” Ms Powell said.