SWAP Winners and Finalists 2021

2021 SWAP artwork

2021 Winners & Commendations 

Schools Participation Award

Winner: St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Meadowbank (15 entries)

Functional Award

Winner: Are you gonna throw that out? If so, can I have it? - Ben Gibson
Runner up: Invasive Species - Wendy Joyce

Junior Category Award (10-13yrs)

Winner: Junk House - Henrietta Robinson
Runner up: Snow bird - Alessandra Coulson
Highly commended: War on Waste - Anise Olah
Highly commended: Lockdown’s Disco Man - Claire Monden

Youth Category Prize (14-17yrs)

Winner: Fossil Faces - Felix Watson
Runner up: The Hive Mind by Olivia Browne
Highly commended: The Plastific Ocean by St Lucy’s School Year 8 Students

Open Category Award (18+yrs)

Winner: Diatoms by Tracie Axton
Runner up: Invasive Species by Wendy Joyce
Highly commended: After the fires by Craig Kershaw


SWAP | Open Category

Open to artists and members of the community who are 18 years and over.


Alla Melman Diving Deep
Anna Mango Oceans
Arts Activation Group Fab-brew-lous Finches
Assaf Carmeli Grasshopper
Basilios Papaioannou Fast Housing
Ben Gibson “Are you gonna throw that out. If so, can I have it?”
Chris Smith Contact No Contact
Craig Kershaw After the fires
Ilaria Marsella Degradation
Isabel Stacey Who Gives a Fan
James “Jack” Lagan My name is not Rudolph
Jeonga (Ohsha) Oh Strong Mum
Jessica Grauds Eucalyptus Electronicus
Julianne Abercrombie Downward Dog
Julz Strykowski A to Z of Plastic Pollution
Julz Strykowski Perspective
Karina Vallins Plate of Hope
Leanne Cowie We Can’t See The Forest For The Trees
Lise Hobcroft Waste Paper Basket
Marcela Ordonez All that is left...
Marcela Ordonez Hive Couture
Martin Watson Speedway
Matt McLarty "I remember when..."
Nalyn Sirivivatnanon Hope
Nichola Bryan Wrong Way, Go Back.
Sam Kim Running Out Of Time
Samantha Sirimanne Hyde Esperance
Sheriden Bird Gawura
Sonny Williams Mother's Reflection
The Lollipop Ladies - Nichola & Kellie Lolli-POP it in the BIN!
Tracie Axton Diatoms
Wendy Joyce Invasive Species

YEP - Youth Environmental Prize - Youth Category

Open to young people aged 14 to 17 years.


Aleighya Gakeb Tangled by plastic
Alyssa Evans Exploitation
Andjelka Nikic Ordinarily Extraordinary
Arthur Manrique I Winged It
Charlotte Parisi Upcycle Art Wearable or Accessories
Chelsy-Lee Ordonez De Cross Waxing Moons
Felix Watson Fossil Faces
Georgie Letsios Coral in decline
Jacie Tran The Scream of the Bird Princess
Madelaine Britt Bright blues/Bower birds
Marsden High - Year 8 and 9 Visual Arts Students Tubes of Humanity: A Covid Survival Kit
Mia Piccolo The Last Growth
Olivia Browne The Hive Mind
Rochelle Hajjar Expulsion from the Garden of Eden
Sam Pickette Emu
St Lucy's School - Senior Students Collaboration And they thought we were rubbish...
St Lucy's School - Year 8 Students Collaboration The Plastific Ocean
Tanisha Chari Are you okay, honey?
Trisha Chari OverWHALEmed
Veronica Surawski Jellyfish

Junior YEP | Younger Category

Open to young people aged 10 to 13.


Alessandra Coulson Snow bird
Alexander Khouri Maniac Man
Amit Polonsky Pocket Pouch
Anise Olah War on Waste
Archer Taylor Truckin’
Claire Monden Lockdown's Disco Man
Florence Dyer Not Cool
Hannah Subratha Bin Chicken (Ibis)
Henrietta Robinson Junk House
Jasper Barnard Wasted Beauty
Jessica Nicotina & Sofia Zarantonello Repaired Beauty
Nathan Misquitta The Plastic Cloud
Neave Murphy “SALVAGE” the Seahorse
St Lucy's School - Junior Students Collaboration The Junk Flower Collective
Tahlia Hall The Eye of the Beholder
Yehansa Dahanayake No Waste Macrame
Yoona Jee Seaing Our Pollution

2021 Sustainable Waste 2 Art Prize Winners Announcement Video 

Watch the video below to learn about the 2021 videos.