The City of Rockingham’s Castaways Sculpture Awards is Rockingham’s signature arts and culture event, celebrating artistic innovation and environmental awareness. The nine-day outdoor sculptural exhibition will showcase sculptural artworks from Western Australian artists created from recycled and repurposed materials at the newly revitalised Rockingham Foreshore.
Running since 2008, the annual exhibition creates opportunities for emerging artists, professional artists, local business and schools to be involved in a large scale community event promoting sustainability alongside arts and culture.
Cancelled in 2018 due to the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation project, Castaways returns in 2019 bigger and better than ever.
Castaways Sculpture Awards 2019 will comprise three coinciding exhibitions:
The Castaways Sculpture Awards Exhibition has a prize pool available to sculptural artists with $25,500 worth of non-acquisitive prizes available to both professional and emerging artists.
In 2019, owner and editor of the esteemed Artist Chronicle magazine, Lyn DiCiero, will curate the Castaways Sculpture Awards, bringing her extensive sculptural curatorial experience to the awards once again. This year we have introduced an artist development/mentoring program with up to four artists being selected, with at least one local artist included. Ms DiCiero will mentor the selected artists during the submission and selection process. Selected artists will be at the discretion of the curator and the City.
The Castaways Sculpture Awards, Schools Exhibition and Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition will be held from Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November 2019.