Castaways winners 2016

Alcoa Major Prize: Recycling School by Ian Snelling

"This work consists of a wise owl teacher constructed from a discarded air compressor tank, and other objects thrown out or collected, and 'student' fish created from disposable, helium-balloon tanks and mini, corrugated-iron off-cuts"

Aluminum, metal

Judge's Comments:

This work is distinguished by its wit, humor, fine craft and its innovative idea is eloquently translated into an engaging sculpture.

 

RECYCLING SCHOOL by IAN SNELLING

Fremantle Ports Award: Cansumerism by Hayley Bahr and Tim Keevil

"From a distance, this work appears as a giant, discarded, crushed soda can washed up on the beach, but in fact hundreds of cans have been used to construct a fully-functioning printmaking studio. Inside is a hammock for contemplation, a printmaking press, and all the materials required to create prints from etched recycled aluminum cans, later attached to the outside of the structure in an ever-evolving sculpture"

Aluminum cans, metal, perspex, printing studio equipment.

Judges’ Comments:

Cleverly demonstrates the potential of both an aluminum can and an artist’s studio.


 
Fremantle Ports Award: Cansumerism by Hayley Bahr and Tim Keevil

Engie Innovation Award: At night I will Sing You a Lullaby by Joan Johnson

"I wrote this lullaby when I was 12 years old and always wanted to use it somehow.

Hush now my darling, please go to sleep
Your mother of tenderness near you will keep
So shut your eyes and dream of peace
Of your mother's love that will never cease.

Hush now my darling, please go to sleep
Dream of my love, a love that's so deep
When dawn shall come and dusk shall go
From childhood to manhood you shall grow.

So now as you here in your cradle lie
I sing to you this lullaby."

Aluminum drink cans, poles, wire, lights

Judge's Comments:

A strong sense of the artist's personality in her recollection of a childhood song. Finely made with a second enchanting life at night.

Engie Innovation Award: At night I will Sing You a Lullaby by Joan Johnson

City of Rockingham Award: Checkers by Janet Nixon

"Checkers is part of my ongoing series on dog breeds. The recycled steel discs inspired me to mimic the spots  of a Dalmatian. Being passionate about animals promoted me to create the Dog Series from recycled steel, which is then welded together"

Recycled Steel.

Judge's Comments:

Cheerful and engaging. This very well-executed sculpture projects the artist's affectionate understanding of canine stance and personality. A real people's favorite.
 


 
City of Rockingham Award: Checkers by Janet Nixon

Sustainable Living Award: A Whale of a Problem by Lucy Baddeley

"650-plus water bottles were used in this whale shark sculpture to create awareness of the detrimental effects plastic pollution has on the marine ecosystem. I chose the whale shark because it's a symbol of beauty and tourism, two factors that will perish if we fail to diminish plastic pollution. There's nothing as magical as the underwater world, and it's unbearable to imagine future generations won't be able to experience pristine life beneath the sea due to our littering and failure to act."

Poly pipe, steel rods, plastic joiners, fencing wire, fishing line, aluminum, water bottles

Judge's Comments:

Deserves singling out for praise for the recycling message and the young artist's ambitions, creative vision, not to mention hard work.


 

Sustainable Living Award: A Whale of a Problem by Lucy Baddeley

Alcoa Primary Schools Trophy: Fantastic Plastic Disaster by Endeavour Primary School

"Students investigated the Great Pacific Garbage Patch located in the North Pacific and researched how this is impacting our marine and land environments. They explored images of the site and researched how plastics are harmful to both sea creatures and land animals. This ultimately provided inspiration for this work."



 

2016 Alcoa Primary Schools Trophy: Fantastic Plastic Disaster by Endeavour Primary School

Lions Club of Rockingham Secondary Schools Trophy: Stuffed to the Gills By Living Waters Luthran

"It is predicted that plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless drastic action is taken. Recent news reports detail how sea life, including whales, are being found with stomachs full of plastic debris, which is contributing to their deaths. Our artwork, a large fish filled with plastic waste, aims to raise awareness of this issue in the hope of influencing everyone to form better habits regarding the recycling of plastics."

Lions Club of Rockingham Secondary Schools Trophy: Stuffed to the Gills By Living Waters Luthran College

People’s Choice Award Winner

Splash,  by Andrew Willmott

Splash,  by Andrew Willmott

Schools Choice Award Winner

Fly Raider,  by Frederick Irwin Anglican School

Fly Raider,  by Frederick Irwin Anglican School