Waste to Art is an annual competition that features artworks created by community members using recycled and unwanted materials.
The results are always highly imaginative, and thought-provoking with the collected artworks celebrating recycling and sustainable living.
This year’s theme is steel and aluminium cans, a media that has been effectively used by artists around the world including New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery (pictured).
Curated by Phil Aitkin
Image credit: Michel Tuffery, Povi Christkeke 1999, Wellington, New Zealand. Mixed media: flattened "corn beef" tins, "Christmas tree lights", wooden frame. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased 1999. Image © artist.