Castaways Sculpture Awards exhibition returns to Rockingham foreshore

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Artists and volunteers set up the works for the City of Rockingham's Castaways Sculpture Awards, which run until November 3.
Camera IconArtists and volunteers set up the works for the City of Rockingham's Castaways Sculpture Awards, which run until November 3. Credit: Stuart Horton

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.

Artist Andrew Wilmott with his entry Standing Guard.
Camera IconArtist Andrew Wilmott with his entry Standing Guard. Credit: Stuart Horton
Sea of Knowledge by Claire Davenhall.
Camera IconSea of Knowledge by Claire Davenhall. Credit: Stuart Horton
Compression by Sioux Temprestt.
Camera IconCompression by Sioux Temprestt. Credit: Stuart Horton
Spared by Midland DADAA
Camera IconSpared by Midland DADAA
Spinkle Joy II by Sheryl Chant.
Camera IconSpinkle Joy II by Sheryl Chant. Credit: Stuart Horton
Sea Eagle by Laurence Smoker.
Camera IconSea Eagle by Laurence Smoker. Credit: Stuart Horton
Telbin by Lesley Barrett.
Camera IconTelbin by Lesley Barrett. Credit: Stuart Horton
Upside Down Tree by Martin Jaine.
Camera IconUpside Down Tree by Martin Jaine. Credit: Stuart Horton
Sequence by Leanne Bray.
Camera IconSequence by Leanne Bray. Credit: Stuart Horton
Look Up by Carol Clitheroe.
Camera IconLook Up by Carol Clitheroe. Credit: Stuart Horton
A Raft of Runners by Greg James.
Camera IconA Raft of Runners by Greg James. Credit: Stuart Horton
Re-Bicycling by Ray Surman.
Camera IconRe-Bicycling by Ray Surman. Credit: Stuart Horton
One More Roll of the Dice by Richard Aitken.
Camera IconOne More Roll of the Dice by Richard Aitken. Credit: Stuart Horton
Magnificent Musical Octopus Garden by Comet Bay Primary School.
Camera IconMagnificent Musical Octopus Garden by Comet Bay Primary School. Credit: Stuart Horton
The Plastic Ocean Turtle by Trinity College.
Camera IconThe Plastic Ocean Turtle by Trinity College. Credit: Stuart Horton
Trash Birds by Endeavour Education Support Centre.
Camera IconTrash Birds by Endeavour Education Support Centre. Credit: Stuart Horton
Our Fashionable Future by Ridge View Secondary College.
Camera IconOur Fashionable Future by Ridge View Secondary College. Credit: Stuart Horton

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