City gives sculptors more time

Sound Telegraph

The deadline for the City of Rockingham Castaways Sculpture Awards has been extended to Monday, June 17 at 4pm.

The Castaways Sculpture Awards will run from Saturday, October 26, to Sunday, November 3, at the Rockingham Beach foreshore, with three simultaneous exhibitions featuring sculptural works created from recycled and re-purposed materials.

The main Castaways Sculpture Awards Exhibition and the Schools Exhibition will be on display at the Rockingham Beach Foreshore while a new maquette and small sculpture exhibition will be held at Rockingham Arts Centre.

There are $25,000 worth of non-acquisitive prizes including a $10,000 Alcoa Major Award for overall excellence in a recycled sculpture with an aluminium component.

Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged artists to take advantage of the extended deadline.

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“Castaways has created fantastic opportunities for emerging and professional artists, local businesses and schools since 2008,” he said.

“It’s an event that allows participants to be involved in celebrating innovation and environmental awareness, with an exciting prize pool and the potential for selected entries to receive exposure to thousands of visitors.”

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