Castaways call

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Castaways 2016 major winner Ian Snelling with his work Recycling School.
Camera IconCastaways 2016 major winner Ian Snelling with his work Recycling School. Credit: Emily Sharp, Sound Telegraph.

Entries are now open for the City of Rockingham’s 2017 Castaways Sculpture Awards and Exhibition.

Now in its tenth year the event will be held on the Rockingham Foreshore for nine days from October 21 to October 29.

The awards combine the theme of recycling and environmental awareness with the creative re-use of materials and innovative sculpture.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the awards had become a major art competition for the region which attracted entries from accomplished artists from around the country.

“The event highlights the City’s strong commitment to recycling and its growing reputation as a centre of cultural activity,” he said.

“Whether it is through ingenuity, social or environmental comment or sheer aesthetics, visitors always enjoy a colourful and striking array of sculptures which transform our most popular beach into an outdoor gallery for the week.”

Mayor Sammels said last year’s decision to move the Castaways Sculpture Awards from May to October to make the most of the warmer weather had been well received.

“We had record crowds attend last year’s event which provides great exposure for the artists involved,” he said.

“We look forward to another spectacular exhibition this year.”

For more information contact 9528 0333.

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