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Castaways Sculpture Awards will be held at the Rockingham Foreshore 22 October- 2.00pm 30 October 2016.

2016 Castaways Sculpture Awards – Entries now open. Submissions close 3 June 2016.

Castaways Sculpture Awards is an annual art competition that has been running since 2008.  Castaways combines the theme of recycling and environmental awareness with the creative re-use of materials and innovative sculpture. 

The exhibition highlights two areas of great importance to the City: providing and supporting arts and cultural opportunities for residents; and raising the profile of recycling and environmental sustainability. 

Castaways creates opportunities for emerging artists to showcase their artworks alongside established professional Artists. More than 15,000 visitors attend the exhibition each year, with more than 50 sculptures gracing the Rockingham foreshore.

Castaways also includes a free art forum, educational workshops, a Poetry Prize and Photography Competition. 

The 2015 Castaways Sculpture Awards was accompanied by the Schools exhibition, showcasing works from local Primary and Secondary schools. 

Lyn DiCiero has been selected to Curate the 2016 exhibition.  Lyn has a wealth of experience. As well as curating the Castaways Sculpture Awards, she has curated the City of Belmont Art and Photographic Awards; City of Rockingham Art Awards; the Boardwalk Sculpture Awards at Mindarie Marine; the annual National Lifestyle Villages Art, and Soroptimist International of Fremantle 'Help the Homeless' Art Auction.  Lyn DiCiero is the owner and editor of ‘The Artist Chronicle’ and also writes visual arts features for the West Australian newspaper. For further information visit www.artistchronicle.com 

To Download a Castaways Entry Form.

For more information on the 2016 Castaways Sculpture Awards, contact the Community Development Officer (Arts and Culture) on 9528 0333 or customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au


Alcoa Schools Educational Workshops

The Schools Educational workshops are proudly sponsored by Alcoa of Australia.
The 2016 Alcoa Schools Educational Workshops will be held during the Castaways Exhibition, from 24 – 28 October 2016.

For more information contact Community Development Officer  (Arts and Culture) on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au

Schools Competition


The Schools Competition is proudly sponsored by Alcoa of Australia accompanied the main exhibition for the full nine days in 2016.

Entries for Primary schools close 19 August 2016.

For more information contact the Community Development Officer Arts and Culture 9528 0333 or customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au


The Secondary Schools Competition is proudly sponsored by the Lions Club of Rockingham.

Entries for Secondary Schools will close 19 August 2016.

For more information contact the Community Development Officer (Youth) 9528 0333 or customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au

Castaways Poetry Prize

The 2016 Castaways Poetry Prize offers an opportunity for persons with a literary talent to be involved in Castaways.

Castaways Poetry Prize opens 6 June 2016, and closes 5 August 2016.

All entered poems must be inspired by, drawn upon, or use the theme of images from the Castaways Web Gallery.

1st Prize: $200 + 2 copies of the Castaways 2016 catalogue
Two Commended Prizes: $100.

For full guidelines and to see the winner of 2015 Castaways Poetry Competition  please visit our Castaways Poetry Prize page.

Castaways Photography Competition

To see the winners of our Castaways Photography Competition 2015 see our Castaways Photography Competition Page.

People who prefer photography can use  their camera to capture their own perspective of Castaways during the exhibition. Images of the exhibition and/or its surroundings.  Entry is free and any type of camera can be used.  


The City of Rockingham would like to acknowledge our event partners: Alcoa,  GDF Suez Kwinana,  Artcom, Fremantle Ports and Lions Club of Rockingham. Thank you for making this wonderful local event possible.

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