Inspiring art goes straight to the bin


JUDGES have had plenty of entries to appraise in a contest to paint garbage bins with scenes showcasing the Mornington Peninsula.

The 68 entries attracted 4649 votes with their portrayals of rural and foreshore environment, sunsets, beach boxes, marine life, birdlife, fauna and flora and even a fox.

The judges led by environmentalist Josie Jones awarded zero waste living packs to the six most popular examples of bin art.

Mornington Peninsula Shire’s arts and culture department is encouraging residents to continue to paint their bins and to share them with the hashtag #mpbinspiration on social media.

The judges said the painted bins had been a “wonderful way to add colour to our streets and be inspired during these challenging times”.

See all the entries at


First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 25 August 2020


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