Entries now open for 2024 Castaways Sculpture Awards

Castaways 2023. More than one thing by Richard Aitken. PIC: City of Rockingham

Entries are now open for the City of Rockingham’s 2024 Castaways Sculpture Awards.

Castaways is the City’s signature arts and culture event and celebrates environmental awareness through artistic innovation.

City of Rockingham Mayor Deb Hamblin announced a total prize pool this year of $27,250 (non-acquisitive), including a $10,000 prize for the Major Award. 

“Castaways is a popular and high profile event which provides Western Australian artists, and local primary and secondary schools, an opportunity to develop and showcase their skills,” Mayor Hamblin said.  

All works must consist of 65 per cent recycled materials and to be eligible for the major prize, 30 per cent of the work must be visible aluminium.

Judges will assess works based on originality, outstanding technical skill and concepts, and whether the works are aesthetically engaging and represent excellence in recycled sculpture. 

“We always get some visually stunning and thought provoking pieces, so this year we are really looking forward to seeing what we get submitted for the Main Exhibition and Schools Exhibition that will be displayed on the Rockingham Foreshore, and for the Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition at the Rockingham Arts Centre,” Mayor Hamblin said.  

Entries for Castaways 2024 close at 4pm, Friday May 17.

The exhibition will run from Saturday October 26 until Sunday November 3.

Entrants can register for free webinars on how to enter at rockingham.wa.gov.au/castaways.

A recording of the sessions will also be available online following the sessions. 

For more information or to enter Castaways, visit rockingham.wa.gov.au/castaways

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