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Castaways Sculpture Awards 2017 Entries Now Closed

2017 Castaway Sculpture Awards, will be held along the Rockingham Foreshore from 28 October to 5 November 2017. $20,000 in prizes are available across eight categories:

• $5000: Alcoa Major Prize for recycled sculpture with an aluminium component
• $3000: Fremantle Ports Award for recycled sculpture
• $3000: Sims Metal Management Award for recycled sculpture
• $3000: Engie Innovation Award for innovation in recycled sculpture
• $3000: City of Rockingham Award for Sustainable Living
• $1500: Collective Art Award for sculpture by community groups
• $500: People’s Choice Award

Castaways 10 Year Anniversary Celebrations 2017

Expressions of interest are open from local art facilitators to run engaging, interactive activities as part of the 10 year anniversary celebrations to be held at Churchill Park on Saturday 28 October 2017 between 10am-4pm.

Please download the form for further information and requirements. Expressions of entries will close on Friday 4 August 2017.

For more information contact the Community Development Officer (Arts and Culture) on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Stallholders

Expressions of interest are open for local arts and cultural groups to host a stall at the opening event, with the option to be an information-only stall, run a small activity or sell wares at the event.

Stall requirements:
• Groups are to provide all merchandise, promotional materials and wares
• Groups will need to provide details of wares to the City (if selling).

The City will provide:
• Any stallholder fees applicable within the City’s outdoor event guidelines
• One 3x3 marquee
• Two 1.8m trestle tables
• Two chairs.

Please download the form to express interest. Expressions of interest will close on Friday 4 August 2017.

For more information contact the Community Development Officer (Arts and Culture) on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au

About Castaways

Castaways Sculpture Awards is an annual art competition that has been running since 2008.  The Awards combines the theme of recycling and environmental awareness with the creative re-use of materials and innovative sculpture. 

The 2016 exhibition was held from 22 October to 30 October and featured 38 artworks along the Rockingham foreshore. Visit the 2016 Castaways Sculpture Awards Winners page for images of the winning sculptures. New this year was a community sculpture ‘Message on a Bottle’ by Greg Gelmi which added an exciting element for visitors to the exhibition.

The Castaways Sculpture Awards highlights two areas of great importance to the City: providing and supporting arts and cultural opportunities for residents; and raising the profile of recycling and environmental sustainability. 

Castaways Sculpture Awards creates opportunities for emerging artists to showcase their artworks alongside established professional Artists. More than 15,000 visitors attend the exhibition each year, with more than 50 sculptures from artists and schools gracing the Rockingham foreshore. The 2016 Castaways Sculpture Awards was accompanied by the Schools exhibition, showcasing works from local Primary and Secondary schools.A Whale of a Problem, Lucy Baddeley

The exhibition was curated by Lyn DiCiero.  Lyn is the owner and editor of ‘The Artist Chronicle’, visual arts features for The West Australian newspaper, and curator of numerous visual arts and sculpture exhibitions throughout Western Australia.

This year's Castaways Sculpture Awards also included community and educational workshops, a Poetry Prize and a Photography Competition

For more information on the Castaways Sculpture Awards, contact the Community Development Officer (Arts and Culture) on 9528 0333 or customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

    

 

Alcoa Schools Artist in Residence Program

The Schools Artist in Residence Program is proudly sponsored by Alcoa of Australia. This program take place as part of the Up-Cycle art project, in the lead-up to the Castaways Sculpture Exhibition. The program places artists in primary and secondary schools, where they will mentor the students to create a sculptural piece for the Castaway School’s Competition. For more information contact the Community Development Officer (Arts and Culture) on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Schools Competition

Primary

Entries are now open for the 2017 Castaways Primary Schools Competition, proudly sponsored by Alcoa of Australia. The school competition accompanies the main exhibition. Entry is free and the closing date for entries is 17 July 2017.
 

Secondary

Entries are now open for the 2017 Castaways Secondary Schools Competition, proudly sponsored by the Lions Club of Rockingham. The school competition accompanies the main exhibition. Entry is free and the closing date for entries is 17 July 2017.

Castaways Poetry PrizePenguin-Posse-by-Katie-Mitchell,-photo-by-Bethwyn-Gainsford

The Castaways Poetry Prize offers an opportunity for people with a literary talent to be involved in Castaways.

The 2017 Castaways Poetry Competition opens 5 June and closes 4 August 2017. See the full guidelines on the Castaways Poetry Prize page.
 

Castaways Photography Competition

The Castaways Photography Competition offers an opportunity for people who prefer photography to use their camera to capture their own perspective of Castaways during the exhibition.

Entry is free and any type of camera can be used.  

Visit the Castaways Photography Competition page for details of the 2016 winners.

Sponsors

The City of Rockingham would like to acknowledge our 2017 event partners: Alcoa, Artcom, Lions Club of Rockingham, Fremantle Ports, Sims Metal Management and Engie.  Thank you for making this wonderful local event possible.
 

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