Castaways Sculpture Awards exhibition returns to Rockingham foreshore
Artists and volunteers were hard at work this morning setting up pieces for this year’s City of Rockingham Castaways Sculpture Awards, which officially opens to the public tomorrow.
Castaways is Rockingham’s signature arts and culture event, celebrating artistic innovation and environmental awareness.
The nine-day outdoor sculptural exhibition showcases sculptural artworks from WA artists created from recycled and repurposed materials at the Rockingham foreshore.
Castaways Sculpture Awards 2019 comprises three coinciding exhibitions: the Castaways Sculpture Awards Exhibition at the Rockingham Foreshore, the Schools Exhibition at Churchill Park and the Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition at the Rockingham Arts Centre on Kent Street.
The awards has a prize pool of $25,500 worth of non-acquisitive prizes available to both professional and emerging artists.
Castaways curator, owner and editor of the esteemed Artist Chronicle magazine, Lyn DiCiero, again brings her extensive sculptural curatorial experience to the awards.
“This year we have introduced an artist development/mentoring program with up to four artists being selected, with at least one local artist included,” she said.
Ms DiCiero mentored the selected artists during the submission and selection process.
The Castaways Sculpture Awards, Schools Exhibition and Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition runs from Saturday October 26 until next Sunday, November 3.
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