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Castaways Sculpture Awards

Castaways sculpture


The City of Rockingham’s Castaways Sculpture Awards is Rockingham’s signature arts and culture event, celebrating artistic innovation and environmental awareness. The outdoor sculptural exhibition showcases sculptural artworks from Western Australian artists created from recycled and repurposed materials at the newly revitalised Rockingham Foreshore. In 2020, the Castaways Sculpture Awards will be held from Saturday 24 October - Sunday 1 November.

Call for entries extended

The closing date for entries in the Castaways Main Exhibition has been extended, with entries now closing on Friday 19 June. The new deadline is intended to give artists more time to complete and submit their design.

Entries must be completed online.

For further information or queries regarding entering, please contact us on 9528 0333 or email


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Castaways Schools Competition

Both primary and secondary schools have the opportunity to design and create a sculpture from recycled or repurposed materials for public exhibition alongside emerging and professional artists.

  • Entries open Tuesday 2 June 2020
  • Entries close Friday 14 August 2020

'Boat Animals' Joanna Wakefield 'Boat Animals' Joanna Wakefield

Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition

The Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition will coincide with the Castaways Sculpture Awards and will be displayed at the Rockingham Arts Centre.

Celebrating the beauty and intricacy of small scale three dimensional artworks created with recycled and repurposed materials, the exhibition welcomes both emerging and professional artists from across Western Australia.

  • Entries open Tuesday 2 June 2020
  • Entries close Friday 14 August 2020

AwardJudging criteria
$10,000 Major AwardOverall excellence in recycled sculpture with an aluminium component
$5,000 Innovation AwardPresented to the artist who demonstrates excellence in concept, vision and design, and whose work uses recycled materials in an unexpected way
$5,000 Sustainability AwardPresented to the artist whose work most creatively utilises recycled or repurposed components and supports the concept of sustainability in its message
$2,500 Maquette and Small Sculpture AwardExcellence in small scale sculpture creatively using recycled components
$2,000 Local Resident AwardPresented to a resident of the City of Rockingham for excellence in recycled sculpture
$1,000 People’s Choice AwardPresented to the artist whose work receives the most votes from members of the public


2019 winners gallery

  • People's Choice School Winner Rockingham Beach Primary School's 'Tangled Web'
  • People's Choice winner Andrew Wilmott's 'Standing Guard'
  • Local Resident Award winner Carol Clitheroe's artwork ‘Look Up’
  • Warnbro Centre Maquette and Small Sculpture Award winner Shorena Laue's artwork ‘Not Dressed to Impress 1’
  • Water Corporation Sustainability Award winner Richard Aitken's artwork ‘One More Roll of the Dice’
  • Engie Innovation Award winner Rachel Solomon's artwork ‘Golden Child’
  • Alcoa Major Award winner Gail Farquhar's artwork ‘Intersect’
  • Alcoa Primary Schools Competition Winner Comet Bay Primary School 'Magnificent Musical Octopus Garden'
  • Rockingham Lions Club Secondary Schools Competition Winner John Tonkin Education Support Centre ‘Ocean Man’
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Castaways Sculpture Awards 2019

See the outdoor sculptures as part of the main exhibition on the beach and schools exhibition in Churchill Park - all created from recycled materials.

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