Forrestfield artists get ready for Rockingham’s Castaways Sculpture Awards


Forrestfield artists Claire Davenhall and Nathan Setzinger. Picture: Bruce Hunt d475352
Forrestfield artists Claire Davenhall and Nathan Setzinger. Picture: Bruce Hunt d475352

FORRESTFIELD artists Nathan Setzinger and Claire Davenhall are getting ready for the seaside as part of the 10th annual Castaways exhibition on the Rockingham foreshore.

Setzinger, a design and technology teacher at Lesmurdie Senior High School, said his work Muse Imperfectus was created using recycled old, worn or discarded objects.

“I love to breathe new life into the materials for my art,” he said.

“I’ve been collecting aluminium for years waiting for the right moment to use it.

“Almost anything you can think of that is made from aluminium has gone into this work including old flyscreen frames, aluminium cans, car parts or pool scoop net poles.

Davenhall said it was her ninth year exhibiting.

“My piece is called Lost Soles, Lost at Sea,” she said.

“This work explores the concept of lost soles, the inhuman amounts of people who have boarded boats in search for a better life, drifting in a sea of knowledge, with a school of thought, in a vessel of hope.”

The 2017 Castaways Sculpture Awards will be held along the Rockingham Foreshore from October 28 to November 5.

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