Sculpture event moved to october


Last year’s winning entry Blow Your Troubles Away by Safety Bay artist Carol Clitheroe.
Last year’s winning entry Blow Your Troubles Away by Safety Bay artist Carol Clitheroe.

In its ninth year, the event will again be held on the Rockingham foreshore, but for the first time it will run for nine days from Saturday, October 22 to 2pm Sunday, October 30.

The dates have been moved from May to October in the hope of more reliable weather, with rain having affected the past two exhibitions.

Artists are asked to submit entries until June 3, while school entries close on August 19.

Castaways will again be curated by Lyn DiCiero.

Full guidelines and entry forms are available from the City’s website, but all artworks must have a recycled component.

Mayor Barry Sammels said the exhibition presents unique challenges for artists.

“I am thrilled we will be running Castaways again this year, and I hope the October date will be warmer for visitors to the foreshore,” he said.

“Castaways has become a major art competition for the region and attracts entries from some very accomplished artists from around the country.

“Working with recycled materials can require specialist tools as well as knowledge and the artists do a fantastic job with quite a challenging brief.”

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