People viewing sculptures installed on Rockingham Foreshore beach.

Castaways invites Western Australian artists to showcase their innovation and creativity by creating sculptures made from recycled and repurposed materials. Artists of all levels, both emerging and professional alike, are invited to submit their entries. 

The Main Exhibition features sculptures made from at least 65 per cent recycled materials. Selected sculptures will be exhibited along the Rockingham Foreshore from Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November 2024

The Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition coincides with the Main Exhibition on the Rockingham Foreshore. It celebrates the intricacy of small-scale three-dimensional artworks and will be held at the Rockingham Arts Centre.

Primary and secondary schools within the City of Rockingham are also invited to enter the competition. The Castaways Schools Exhibition gives students the opportunity to explore sustainable art and learn how art can convey important messages about sustainability and recycling. Works will be exhibited beside the Main Exhibition in Churchill Park.  

Entries for the 2024 Castaways Sculpture Awards opened on Monday 11 March 2024 and closed on Friday 17 May 2024 at 4pm.

Find everything you need for your entry on this page. 

Main Exhibition

  • A metal sculpture shaped like a heart made from bed mattress, aluminium seconds, recycled wire, metal on Rockingham ForeshoreThe Main Exhibition showcases outdoor sculptures made with recycled and repurposed materials. 

    Entries for Castaways 2024 are now closed.

     

    Richard Aitken, More than one thing, 2023, bed mattress, aluminium seconds, recycled wire, metal. Castaways 2023 Alcoa Major Award Winner.

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    MilestoneDate
    Entries openMonday 11 March 2024
    Main Exhibition and Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition Webinar *4pm, Friday 5 April 2024
    Entries closeFriday 17 May 2024
    Letters of notification sentBy Friday 31 May 2024
    Catalogue image dueMonday 5 August 2024
    Final progress update and images dueFriday 20 September 2024
    Artwork installationWednesday 23 October 2024
    Exhibition opensSaturday 26 October
    Exhibition closesSunday 3 November 2024
    Artwork de-installationMonday 4 November 2024

    * After the live event, a recording of the Main Exhibition and Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition Webinar will be available in the Video Resources tab.

  • Entering Castaways Sculpture Awards 2024

    Entering Castaways Sculpture Awards 2024

    Presented by Castaways Curator Lyn Di Ciero, this webinar covers everything you need to know about the competition, including tips and tricks to make your entry stand out.

    How to Photograph Your Artwork with Peter Zuvela

    How to Photograph Your Artwork with Peter Zuvela

    Learn how to take quality photographs of your artwork to submit with your entry form. Remember: your photograph is one of the key ways your artwork is evaluated. Higher-quality photos also increase the chances of your artwork being selected as a promotional image.

    Installing Footings with Artist Stuart Bryce

    Installing Footings with Artist Stuart Bryce

    Learn handy tips and tricks for installing your sculpture safely and securely on the beach.

Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition

  • A metal sculpture of a robot made from upcycled aluminium, stainless-steel, cookware, electrics.The Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition showcases smaller-scale three-dimensional artworks made with recycled and repurposed materials. 

    Entries for Castaways 2024 are now closed.

     

    Lisa Dymond, This feels tight, 2023, upcycled aluminium, stainless-steel, cookware, electrics.

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    MilestoneDate
    Entries openMonday 11 March 2024
    Main Exhibition and Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition Webinar *4pm, Friday 5 April 2024
    Entries closeFriday 17 May 2024
    Letters of notification sentBy Friday 31 May 2024
    Catalogue image dueMonday 5 August 2024
    Final progress update and images dueFriday 20 September 2024
    Artwork deliveryTuesday 22 October 2024
    Exhibition opensSaturday 26 October 2024
    Exhibition closesSunday 3 November 2024
    Artwork collection2pm - 4pm, Monday 4 November 2024

    * After the live event, a recording of the Main Exhibition and Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition Webinar will be available in the Video Resources tab.

  • Entering Castaways Sculpture Awards 2024

    Entering Castaways Sculpture Awards 2024

    Presented by Castaways Curator Lyn Di Ciero, this webinar covers everything you need to know about the competition, including tips and tricks to make your entry stand out.

    How to Photograph Your Artwork with Peter Zuvela

    How to Photograph Your Artwork with Peter Zuvela

    Learn how to take quality photographs of your artwork to submit with your entry form. Remember: your photograph is one of the key ways your artwork is evaluated. Higher-quality photos also increase the chances of your artwork being selected as a promotional image.  

Schools Exhibition

  • A sea scape sculpture featuring a turtle made from chicken wire, drink bottle lids, recycled plastic, ribbon.The Schools Exhibition showcases outdoor sculptures made with recycled and repurposed materials by local primary and secondary schools.

    Entries for Castaways 2024 are now closed.

     

    SMYL Community College, How will you care for your ocean?, 2023, chicken wire, drink bottle lids, recycled plastic, ribbon.

    Castaways 2023 Secondary School Award Winner.

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    MilestoneDate
    Entries openMonday 11 March 2024
    Schools Exhibition Teachers' Webinar *3.30pm, Wednesday 27 March 2024
    Entries closeFriday 17 May 2024
    Letters of notification sentBy Friday 31 May 2024
    Catalogue image dueMonday 5 August 2024
    Final progress update and images dueFriday 20 September 2024
    Artwork installationWednesday 23 October 2024
    Exhibition opensSaturday 26 October 2024
    Exhibition closesSunday 3 November 2024
    Artwork de-installationMonday 4 November 2024

    * After the live event, a recording of the Schools Exhibition Teachers' Webinar will be available in the Video Resources tab.

  • Entering Castaways Sculpture Awards 2024 Schools Exhibition

    Entering Castaways Sculpture Awards 2024 Schools Exhibition

    Presented by Castaways Curator Lyn Di Ciero and Castaways Schools Facilitators Jacq Chorlton and Rachael Lemon, this webinar covers all the information, and inspiration, you'll need for your school's Castaways journey this year.

    How to Photograph Your Artwork with Peter Zuvela

    How to Photograph Your Artwork with Peter Zuvela

    Learn how to take quality photographs of your artwork to submit with your entry form. Remember: your photograph is one of the key ways your artwork is evaluated. Higher-quality photos also increase the chances of your artwork being selected as a promotional image.

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