Drift Along to Castaways Sculpture Awards 2011
Date Published: 2/02/2011
Entries are now open until 10 March for the 2011 Castaways exhibition which showcases art pieces created from recycled materials.
Eight days of amazing and innovative recycled sculpture will transform Rockingham Foreshore from 7 - 15 May, into a magical world of creativity in the much anticipated fourth annual Castaways Sculpture Awards.
Entries are now open until 10 March, for the unique outdoor exhibition which showcases works from established and emerging artists who create outstanding art pieces using recycled materials. Each year thousands visit Rockingham Foreshore to admire the ingenuity of selected participating artists.
The awards this year have attracted a total of $17 500 in non-acquisitive prizes from high profile sponsors such as Alcoa, International Power Mitsui and Evermore Heights.
Presented by the City of Rockingham, the exhibition highlights the City’s strong commitment to recycling and growing reputation as a centre of cultural activity.
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels said it was a fantastic opportunity for the local community and visitors from further afield to enjoy a thought provoking and environmentally conscious event.
“This is a different look at recycling and there are great challenges for artists in using recycled materials. The exhibition grows in popularity every year and highlights the City and the art community’s commitment to the natural environment, raising the profile of recycling reusable materials.”
“The City wishes to acknowledge our generous sponsorship partners, Alcoa, which has sponsored the major $5000 first prize as well $3000 for a work with an aluminium component. International Power Mitsui has donated $3000 for an innovative sculpture. Evermore Heights has also contributed a $3000 Sustainable Living Award, and the City of Rockingham has also contributed a $3000 sculpture prize.”
Curator Lyn DiCiero described the extraordinary growth of the event: “This is now a major drawcard event for Rockingham, attracting interest from artists and visitors from all over Western Australia.
“We have seen the number of submissions triple since 2008 and last year we had 90 entries making the selection process extremely competitive.”
Daily guided tours of the exhibition will help visitors understand the inspiration and construction of the works.
For more information about the exhibition or to organise a photo opportunity contact:
Lyn DiCiero, Curator on 9336 1861 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Margy Timmermans, Cultural Development Office, on 9528 0385 or Margy.Timmermans@rockingham.wa.gov.au
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