Nimbin is looking for art to go on the rubbish
NOT all art is rubbish, in fact combining rubbish and art can create some great 'eye candy'.
This is what Lismore City Council are planning to do by running an art competition to spruce up six new dual waste and recycling bins in the main street of Nimbin.
While the front of the bins is purely educational - advising the public of what can go in each bin - the space on the sides has been left for artworks that reflect the spirit of the village.
Council's Waste Education Officer Danielle Hanigan said the Nimbin Street Bins Art Competition is open to all ages, with preference given to people living or working in Nimbin.
"We are looking for artworks that reflect the beauty, character and flair of Nimbin and its surrounds," Danielle said.
"The bin enclosures are dispersed throughout the street, and this is a simple way to display some public art, beautifying something typically seen as an eyesore.
"With six bin cabinets installed thus far, that gives us the potential for 12 pieces of artwork to be displayed."
The winning entries will be printed on vinyl by the Lismore Sign Shop and wrapped onto the bin cabinets.
Application forms and specifications for size and shape can be found on the Northern Rivers Waste website at www.northernriverswaste.com.au.
Entry forms and artwork can be posted to: Nimbin Street Bins Art Competition, Lismore City Council, PO Box 23A, Lismore NSW 2480.
Entries are due by 30 November 2015.