Trash Art Hungary competition of the International Nature Film Festival announces the two winners. The 17 sculptures made of recycled waste were based on the topic of ‘Dawn of a New Age – Anthropocene – Time of Man’. The jury announced two winners. The project was supported by the Ministry of Agriculture.


The sculptures and installations were admired by tens of thousands of visitors at the Nature Film Festival. They were in the center of media interest.

The artpieces are on display in Gödöllő, in the park in front of the Royal Palace until 8 June.

The winners of the main prize and the 1 million forint are the students of the University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts for their sculpture: Child’s play.

Congratulations to the artists: Tamás Dani, Lilla Fekete, Marcell Hamza, Beatrix Tímea K. Nagy, Vanessza Takács.

Leader:Tamás Gaál, University of Pécs (

“The title of the sculpture is Child’s play. On one hand it shows the contrast between the idyllic picture of a little child playing in the sand made of a trash dump. On the other hand it focuses attention on our opportunities to prevent further damages to our environment. In many cases, covered landfills give home to people.”


The winner of the special prize went to Association for the well documented production of their sculpture: ‘No? This too…? The crew of is shooting a documentary about their activity.

Dunaföldvár  – „Aztakeservit” Association


“Our sculpture was inspired by the mystery of the Easter islands and the state of the world and the parallel of these two. All we know about the islands is that the sculptures are remains of a developed civilization. Overpopulation, depletion of resources, deforestation of the islands surely played part in the disaster.

Our piece of art is an Easter island sculpture vomiting present day trash, and a few skyscrapers of a “developed civilization” growing out of it.

The face is made out of PET bottles, plastic boxes and bags, using a heat gun here and there to adjust the right shape.”


Artists: János Bóka, Tibor Varga, and Zsolt Ferenczi.

Members of the jury:

  • Mrs Károly Bedő, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Dr Ákos Klein biologist
  • Attila Dávid Molnár director, co-founder of the event: PET cup
  • András Földes journalist
  • Dr Zénó Kelemen, Munkácsy award winning sculptor
  • Dr Tamás Újváry, director, Gödöllő Royal Palace

The artpieces are on display in Gödöllő, in the park in front of the Royal Palace until 8 June.

Further locations and events where the sculptures will be on display:

  • Kerekdomb Festival, Tállya – June 16-18, 2017.
  • Művészetek Völgye/ Valley of Arts Festival, Kapolcs – July 21-30, 2017.
  • Sziget Fesztivál/ The Island of Freedom, Budapest – August 09-16, 2017.

The online version of the Trash Art catalog can be download here

Main supporter of the project: Ministry of Agriculture


Organizers of the project: International Nature Film Festival, Gödöllő, GREENIUS, Hybridart Management Ltd.

Partners of the project: Carplove, Kaposmenti Hulladékgazdálkodási program, Zöld Híd B.I.G.G. Nonprofit Kft., P.M.R. Kft., FKF Zrt., Inter-Metal Recycling Kft., Mü-Gu Kft., BIOMARK 2000 Kft., Szegedi Környezetgazdálkodási Nonprofit Kft., Észak-magyarországi MÉH Zrt., Holofon Zrt., HWD Recycling Kft., Váradi Metál Kft.

Special thanks to all supporters, partners, waste management companies for their help.


About locations:

Hybridart Management Kft

1056, Budapest

Kristóf tér 7-8.

36 1 793 0148

About Trash Art Hungary project:

Gergely Hankó


06 30 314 7550


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