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Castaways Sculpture Awards

2022 Castaways Sculpture Exhibition

Enter Castaways Sculpture Exhibition

Entries are now open for the 2022 Castaways Sculpture Awards.

The City’s iconic Castaways Sculpture Awards celebrates artistic innovation and environmental awareness. Castaways is an annual outdoor sculptural exhibition showcasing artworks created from repurposed materials at the Rockingham Foreshore.

Castaways started in 2008 as a community arts project to raise awareness around the discarded items or ‘castaways’ washing up on local beaches and has continued to expand and evolve. Today, Castaways provides an important opportunity for emerging and professional Western Australian artists, schools and local businesses to be a part of a regionally-recognised arts program that continues to promote sustainability values.

Castaways Sculpture Awards 2022 will again consist of three exhibitions, with a prize pool of $26,000 (non-acquisitive):

The exhibitions will be on display Saturday 22 October - Sunday 30 October.

Main Exhibition

Main Exhibition entries are now open - submit your entry below.

Enter the Main Exhibition

Entries close Monday 30 May.

Artist information

Register your interest for this up and coming video and information sheet on installing footings with Castaways artist Stuart Bryce.

Register here

Selection process

Freedom by Coster MkokiA panel will select artworks for exhibition based on the following selection criteria:

  • originality
  • strength of artist’s vision and concept
  • clear and detailed concept design
  • succinct description of work
  • succinct construction and installation information (including sub-surface requirements)
  • consideration of public safety and interaction
  • thoughtful and creative use of recycled and repurposed components
  • experience and past works - emerging artists with little or no experience will be considered on their ability to demonstrate understanding of the above criteria.

The Dry by Lesley Barrett The Dry by Lesley Barrett

Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition

The Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition coincides with the Castaways Sculpture Awards, celebrating the intricacy of small-scale three-dimensional artworks. Emerging and professional artists are invited to create indoor sculptures using recycled and repurposed materials to be exhibited at the Rockingham Arts Centre.

Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition entries are now open - submit your entry below.

Enter the Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition

Entries close Tuesday 7 June.

Castaways Schools Competition

Pleasant Marlee by Mount Pleasant PrimaryBoth primary and secondary schools are invited to design and create a sculpture from recycled or repurposed materials for public exhibition alongside emerging and professional artists.

A number of benefits have been reported by teachers including student collaboration, belonging to a community event and the pursuit of knowledge and new skills. Castaways aims to introduce to young people how values and important messages can be effectively promoted through engaging channels – important for future community leaders.

Schools Competition entries are now open - submit your entry below. The competition is open to all Western Australian primary and secondary schools.

Enter the Schools Competition

Entries close 4pm Tuesday 7 June.

Video

2022 Castaways School Competition – Teacher Information Presentation

Presented by Castaways Curator Lyn Di Ciero and Castaways Schools Facilitator Jacq Chorlton, this webinar covers all you need to know to get involved in the 2022 Castaways Schools Competition.

Awards

AwardJudging criteria

$10,000 Major Award

Overall excellence in recycled sculpture artwork with a 30% visual aluminium component

$5,000 Innovation Award

Use of repurposed (recycled) materials in an innovative or unexpected way

(Artists working in repeated concepts will not be eligible) 
$5,000 Sustainability AwardArtwork that supports the concept of sustainability in its message
$2,500 Maquette and Small Sculpture AwardExcellence in small scale sculpture, creatively using repurposed (recycled) materials
$2,000 City of Rockingham Local Resident AwardLocal artist residing in the Rockingham district
$1,000 People’s Choice Award - Main Exhibition

For the artwork that receives the most votes from members of the public

$500 People's Choice Award - Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition

For the maquette artwork that receives the most votes from members of the public

Gallery 2021

  • Alcoa Major Award Winner Mark Thompson with his artwork Whale
  • Innovation Award Winner Jill Smith with her artwork Rag Doll
  • Water Corporation Award Winners Heloise Roberts and Moira Craig with their artwork Pathogen
  • Waste Authority Maquette and Small Sculpture Award Winner - Conglomeration by Margaret Dillon
  • Local Resident Award Winner Carol Clitheroe with her artwork Respect for the Echinoderm
  • Secondary School Award Winner - A Plastic Coast Creature by Rockingham Senior High School Education Support Centre
  • Alcoa Primary School Award Winner - Oh, oh Omeo…underwater hOmeo by Oakwood Primary School
  • Fremantle Ports Main Exhibition People's Choice Award Winner - Carbonature Metamorphosis ‘A Quest for Balance’ by Kim Perrier
  • Fremantle Ports Maquette and Small Sculpture People's Choice Award WinnerFremantle Ports Maquette and Small Sculpture People's Choice Award Winner - Casting with Nature – Termites 3, Coral of the Jarrah Forest by Paul Fontanini
  • Fremantle Ports Schools Competition People's Choice Award Winner - Rocket Ram by Rockingham Beach Primary SchoolFremantle Ports Schools Competition People's Choice Award Winner - Rocket Ram by Rockingham Beach Primary School
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  • Fremantle Ports Maquette and Small Sculpture People's Choice Award Winner
  • Fremantle Ports Schools Competition People's Choice Award Winner - Rocket Ram by Rockingham Beach Primary School
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