Time is running out to enter two of Rockingham's Castaways Sculpture Awards

PIC: Castaways - Not Dressed to Impress (supplied).

Entries for the City of Rockingham's Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition and the Castaways Schools Competition will soon close.

As the Castaways 2020 Sculpture Awards continue to inch closer, entries for the Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition and the Castaways Schools Competition will soon close, with artists encouraged to submit works before the 4pm deadline on Friday 14 August 2020.

Castaways is the City of Rockingham’s premier arts and culture event and will take place from Saturday 24 October – Sunday 1 November 2020. The event celebrates artistic innovation and environmental awareness using recycled and repurposed materials.

Following its popular inaugural event in 2019, the Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition returns to the Rockingham Arts Centre during the 2020 Castaways Sculpture Awards, with $2,500 awarded to one entry for excellence in small-scale sculpture creatively using recycled components.

While many Castaways artists work in large scale, the Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition offers exciting possibilities for artists to create works on a small scale, and for buyers to purchase works ideal in size for home interiors. The exhibition will feature both emerging and established artists and celebrates the beauty and intricacy of small-scale three-dimensional artworks created using recycled and repurposed materials.

Castaways Curator Lyn DiCiero said the Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition was a big hit with visitors in 2019.

“The show was just stunning last year, and the close proximity of Rockingham Arts Centre to the main exhibition on the beach made it an easy inclusion for visitors to the event,” Ms DiCiero said.

Meanwhile, the Castaways Schools Competition is open to all primary and secondary schools in WA and will be held at Churchill Park, adjacent to the main Castaways show on the Rockingham Beach Foreshore.

Mayor Barry Sammels said the school entries always bring smiles to the faces of visitors to the exhibition.

“It is clear students have a lot of fun in preparing their entries. By involving students from primary to secondary age groups, the City aims to have a far-reaching influence on children in their formative years by encouraging the ethics of recycling through art,” Mayor Sammels said.

“I urge all artists to consider entering these exhibitions, to be part of this unique celebration of art with an environmental message for all.”

Visit www.rockingham.wa.gov.au/castaways for more information or to enter. 

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