Staff from the Bega Valley Health Service recently got creative and colourful with recycled waste, using it to come up with interesting and beautiful artworks.
Under the Recycled Products Art Competition, entries had to be constructed from clean recycled objects from the workplace and could take any form.
The artworks have been exhibited in the foyer of the South East Regional Hospital in Bega, and included bowls, a rug, sculptures and more.
On Tuesday, May 21, South East Arts' general manager Andrew Gray judged the exhibits and announced the award winners.
While he said it was "a hard task to choose the winners", he said Tanya Pearce won the artwork by an individual award for her coloured bowls that had been made from the off-cuts of plaster, saying he thought they would "look at home in any gallery".
The group award was won by maternity for their sculpture A Place We All Have Lived that shows a woman's torso with a baby inside and was made from plaster, medical items and clean waste.
Mr Gray said it also had an audio component of a heartbeat taken by ultrasound, and was "amazingly detailed and anatomically accurate".
"It's also just a really great piece of artwork," he said.
The artwork with the most appropriate title was won by the paediatric unit's Enlighten, most representative of where we live was the surgical ward's Where We Live, and people's choice was won by the medical unit's Friends Who Play Together Stay Together.
Mr Gray congratulated entrants and said he hoped the exhibition would run again.