Castaways: finishing touches put on sculptures ahead of opening tomorrow

Castaways: finishing touches put on sculptures ahead of opening tomorrow
Castaways: finishing touches put on sculptures ahead of opening tomorrow
Castaways: finishing touches put on sculptures ahead of opening tomorrow
Castaways: finishing touches put on sculptures ahead of opening tomorrow
Castaways: finishing touches put on sculptures ahead of opening tomorrow
Castaways: finishing touches put on sculptures ahead of opening tomorrow
Castaways: finishing touches put on sculptures ahead of opening tomorrow
Castaways: finishing touches put on sculptures ahead of opening tomorrow
Castaways: finishing touches put on sculptures ahead of opening tomorrow
Castaways: finishing touches put on sculptures ahead of opening tomorrow

WANRBRO artist Ian Snelling won the $5000 Alcoa major sculpture award in the Castaways exhibition for recycled sculpture with an aluminium component with his artwork Recycling School.

Snelling used a discarded |air-compressor tank as the basis for a wise owl teacher and disposable helium-balloon tanks and mini corrugated-iron off-cuts to create ‘student’ fish.

The exhibition is on show along the Rockingham foreshore until this Sunday, with huge crowds enjoying the art on display.

A four-metre giant crushed aluminium can, created from hundreds of cans by Hayley Bahr and Tim Keevil, won the $3000 Fremantle Ports Award for recycled sculpture.

Winner of the $3000 City of Rockingham Award for recycled sculpture was Fremantle artist Janet Nixon with Checkers, a black and white spotted dog created from recycled steel discs inspired by dalmations.

The winner of the $3000 Engie Innovation Award was Joan Johnson with At Night I will Sing You a Lullaby, reproducing a lullaby she wrote aged 12 by painstakingly punching holes in aluminium cans for each letter.

Lucy Baddely won the Sustainable Living Award with A Whale of a Problem, an imposing five-metre whale shark created from hundreds of empty water bottles.

The Castaways Primary and Secondary Schools Competition is also on show. The winner of the primary school section was Endeavour Primary School with Fantastic Plastic Disaster, using recycled plastic objects to create a tableaux of forms painted blue.

The winner of the secondary school section was Living Waters Lutheran College with Stuffed to the Gills.