Major Sponsors Renew for Castaways Sculpture Awards 2016

12/02/2016

The City of Rockingham’s premier sculpture competition and exhibition has again attracted the generous support of major sponsors Alcoa, GDF Suez Kwinana, and Fremantle Ports, which will all support different awards in this year’s Castaways competition.

Major sponsor Alcoa has supported Castaways since it began in 2008, and continues to sponsor the Major Award for recycled sculpture with an aluminum component ($5,000). For the second year Alcoa will also sponsor the Schools Educational Workshops ($15,000). This year will see the increasingly popular schools exhibition displayed for the full nine days of the exhibition.Drum Roll - Eileen Macpherson and Milan Mercavic
 
GDF Suez Kwinana is also a long term supporter of Castaways, supporting the award for innovation ($5000). Both major sponsors have increased their sponsorship over the years to ensure that Castaways offers significant prize money and a highly competitive platform for emerging and professional artists.  
 
Fremantle Ports have for the second year renewed their sponsorship of $5,000 for the second place award for recycled sculpture.
 
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels highlighted the importance of local cultural events: “The generous support of our returning sponsors; Alcoa, GDF Suez Kwinana and Fremantle Ports, means the City can attract high quality entries from world renowned and local artists.
 
“It is a serious artistic competition in Perth and we are very proud of its local ownership and important recycling message.
 
“I encourage residents and visitors to check it out this year, entries are coming in now and there are going to be some mind bending pieces on display this spring.”
 
Presented by the City of Rockingham, the exhibition highlights the City’s strong commitment to recycling and growing reputation as a centre of cultural excellence. Now in its ninth year the popular Castaways outdoor exhibition will transform the City’s Rockingham beach from 22-30 October 2016.

More Information
More information about the exhibition or an Entry Form
or contact the Community Development team (Arts & Culture), on 9528 0333 or customer@rockingham.wa.gov.auReady to Fly Away - Yuko Takahashi
 

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