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Castaways Sculpture Awards

2020 Castaways Sculpture Exhibition

Castaways Sculpture Exhibition

The City's signature outdoor sculpture exhibition ran from Saturday 24 October - Sunday 1 November 2020. 

The exhibition featured sculptures made by Western Australian artists and schools; all created with recycled materials to highlight the importance of recycling and reducing the amount of materials that end up in landfill. 

There were three exhibitions: the Main Exhibition on the Rockingham Foreshore, the Schools Exhibition in Churchill Park and the Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition located at the Rockingham Arts Centre.

An Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday 24 October. Congratulations to all the winners and to those who received a special commendation or highly commended. Congratulations also to all the participating artists and schools. You can view the winning sculptures in the gallery below.

Thank you to our Castaways 2020 sponsors: Alcoa AustraliaEngieWater CorporationWaste AuthorityFremantle PortsLions Club of Rockingham and Artcom Fabrication.

We would also like to thank Curator Lyn DiCiero and judges Colin Walker, Jon Tarry, Sheryl Chant and Gordon Mitchell.

Castaways Schools Competition 

Both primary and secondary schools had the opportunity to design and create a sculpture from recycled or repurposed materials for public exhibition alongside emerging and professional artists for the Castaways School Exhibition held in Churchill Park.

Alcoa Australia proudly sponsors the Primary School Award as part of the Schools Competition.

Lions Club Rockingham proudly sponsors the Secondary School Award as part of the Schools Competition.

Congratulations to Oakwood Primary School for winning the Alcoa Primary Schools Competition with their sculpture 20/20 Vision and to SMYL Community College, Fremantle Campus for winning the Lions Club of Rockingham Secondary School Competition with their sculpture SEAt of Contemplation.

Colonisation by Fran Martin Colonisation by Fran Martin

Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition

The Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition was back in its second year as part of Castaways. The exhibition featured small, unique sculptures created with recycled materials.

Congratulations to Fran Martin who won the Waste Authority Maquette and Small Sculpture Award for her sculpture Colonisation (pictured). 

Thank you to the Waste Authority for sponsoring the $2,500 Waste Authority Maquette and Small Sculpture Award. The Waste Authority Maquette and Small Sculpture Award is sponsored by the Waste Authority with funding from the Government of Western Australia.

Awards and winners

AwardWinnerJudging criteria

$10,000 Alcoa Major Award

Staying Home by Liliana StaffordOverall excellence in recycled sculpture with an aluminium component

$5,000 Engie Innovation Award

A Simple Case of Ocean-eering by Jacq ChorltonPresented to the artist who demonstrates excellence in concept, vision and design, and whose work uses recycled materials in an unexpected way
$5,000 Water Corporation Sustainability AwardAlways Playing the Game by Joan JohnsonPresented to the artist whose work most creatively utilises recycled or repurposed components and supports the concept of sustainability in its message
$2,500 Waste Authority Maquette and Small Sculpture AwardColonisation by Fran MartinExcellence in small scale sculpture creatively using recycled components
$2,000 City of Rockingham Local Resident AwardSew Watt by Kelly RademanPresented to a resident of the City of Rockingham for excellence in recycled sculpture
$1,000 Fremantle Ports People’s Choice AwardBait Ball by Richard AitkenPresented to the artist whose work receives the most votes from members of the public

Gallery

  • Alcoa Major Award Winner Liliana Stafford with Alcoa Kwinana Refinery Manager Mark Zaborowski
  • Staying Home by Liliana Stafford - Alcoa Major Award Winner
  • Engie Innovation Award Winner Jacq Chorlton
  • A Simple Case of Ocean-eering by Jacq Chorlton - ENGIE Innovation Award Winner
  • Always Playing the Game by Joan Johnson - Water Corporation Sustainability Award Winner
  • Waste Authority Maquette and Small Sculpture Award Winner Fran Martin with Deputy Chair of the Waste Authority Lee Broomhall
  • Sew Watt by Kelly Rademan - Local Resident Award Winner
  • SEAt of Contemplation by SMYL Community College, Fremantle Campus - Lions Club of Rockingham Secondary Schools Competition winner
  • 20/20 Vision by Oakwood Primary School - Alcoa Primary Schools Competition winner
  • Bait Ball by Richard Aitken - Fremantle Ports People's Choice Award Winner
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Photo Competition

We are excited to announce Seonaid Farquhar and Marion Oliver as the two winners of our Castaways Photo Competition. Congratulations to Seonaid for her amazing snap of Trogdor the Scrap Dragon (in isolation), winning a $100 voucher to Ace Cinemas. Congratulations also to Marion for her creative snap of O Solo Mio, winning a $100 voucher to Rustico Tapas and Wine Bar. Check out the winning snaps below! We would like to thank everyone who entered the competition. You can check out all the photos by searching #CastawaysRockingham on Instagram or Facebook.

              Instagram photo of Trogdor the Scrap Dragon (in isolation)

                  Instagram photo of O Solo Mio

Video

Castaways Sculpture Awards 2020 - Meet the Artists

Take a peek inside the artists' studios as they prepare their entries for the 2020 Castaways Sculpture Awards.

Video

Castaways Sculpture Awards 2020 - Meet the Artists (Part 2)

A further look inside the artists' studios as they prepare their entries for the 2020 Castaways Sculpture Awards.

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