Projects & Events



The opening night was a great success with stunning contributions, a full house, wine, pizza, a fashion show, live music so Art Not Waste has definitely secured it's place as an annual event now. What an achievement!! A massive thank you also to James Gentle who passionately has been holding this event now for the third time!

Just a little update on the winners of the art price:

1st price and $300 went to ‘Birdy’ by Andres Karafin; sculpture made of cutlery, see picture attached
2nd price and $150 went to ‘Plastic Fish’ by Nari Lees; plastic sculpture / film/ dance installation performed on the opening night, 15 min.
3rd price and $100 went to ‘Road Kill’ by Jennie Newman; sculpture made of tyre tubes
People’s Choice and $100 voucher for Mitre 10 went to ‘Reception’ by Bespoked by Mr & Mrs Fisken; desk made of old door and farm machinery parts, see picture attached

Both 'Birdy' and ‘Reception’ were purchased by Denmark Arts and now have their special place in our office. Several of the other artwork have found a new owner that night also which makes this an even more successful event. To see that the creative transformation of waste is being appreciated by a wider audience is simply wonderful.

Thank you to all our sponsors, artists and everyone who was part of Art Not Waste!

Following the amazingly creative and inspiring success of ART NOT WASTE exhibition in 2016, ART NOT WASTE is calling all junk lovers, Tip Shopaholics, up-cyle kings and queens, struggling artists living from hand to mouth... you get the picture. Here's your opportunity to play, invent, recycle and shine!! All we ask is that your work is made from predominantly waste/preloved materials and hasn't been exhibited in any form before. Let your creativity roar and get creating! Art can't get much more fun than this!

Entries close Mon 12th March
Exhibition Opening Fri 16th March, 5pm-8pm

Exhibition Sat 17th, Sun, 18th, Tues 20th & Thur 22nd - 10am - 2pm

Denmark Arts Artshouse, 2aStrickland St

cash prizes for best 3 entries!

Grab your entry form at Greenskills, Tip Shop or Denmark Arts or download it here.

Check out the video below for some of the projects and events from Denmark Arts...

Bloody Hippies DVD - Buy your copy here

During the late 1970's the community of Denmark, WA experienced a cultural influx...

... that was to stamp it's identity forever. The alternative life-style movement that had swept the globe through the 60’s and 70’s had finally discovered the South Coast of Western Australia. “Bloody Hippies!” is an oral history documentary, that explores this socio-cultural phenomenon....

Local community arts-worker and teacher Valeska Wood recollects growing up in Denmark during the 1970's which, back then, was a small, conservative farming and milling town. After some years away studying, travelling and working, Wood returns to discover a very different Denmark to the sleepy little town of her childhood.

Checkout our past events

Buy your copy here!

Bloody Hippies DVD is 10.00$ plus postage. You can buy it here via a secure paypal payment.

If you're buying more than one copy please call the Denmark Arts office at 08 9848 3623.