Art From Trash



Art From Trash is an annual exhibition that encourages the reuse of discarded materials in the production of amazing visual art.

Established in 1993, the ART FROM TRASH exhibition has become an iconic and much loved exposé of creativity. Attracting over 120 artists and 5000 visitors annually, this event has proved itself as a powerful and much needed change agent for a better future.

Makers of all ages, styles and stages, from emerging talent to established practitioners, schools and community groups exhibit alongside each other in an exhibition of increasingly accomplished and thought-provoking works of art.

Held in the historic precinct of Salamanca in the Salamanca Arts Centre’s Long Gallery, this exhibition is for everyone.

Entry forms can be filled out here:

Entries close midnight 1st of July. 

For more information and any questions you have about Art From Trash Contact:

Art from Trash Exhibition: July 20 – July 28 2024


We’re so excited to be hosting AFT again this year! we can’t wait to recognise our artists for their incredible dedication to their work, and to transforming waste! 

Award Categories for 2023 were:

  • Peoples Choice Award
  • Worn Issues Wearable Art Award
  • Trash Rat Award for independent artist under 18
  • Emerging Artist

We’re hoping to have a few more categories for 2024, so keep an eye out!

For any further information, please email 

Previous Entries

Owl & Wood

The other Tasmanian Housing Crisis by Pirjo Juhola

Protecting Memories

By Lorenz Cherry. Peoples Choice Award 2022


By Rayne Irvin

Untitled Assemblage

By Michael Stephan

Flintlock Dragster

By Sarina Dutton

Trashy Devil

By Years 1M/P, 1D & 1/2C Howrah Primary School