Name of Competition: Castaways Sculpture Awards 2021
Closing Date: Monday 14 June
Art Competition Details
Castaways Sculpture Awards is the City of Rockingham’s signature arts and culture event, celebrating environmental awareness through artistic innovation. The annual outdoor sculptural exhibition showcases artworks created from repurposed materials by emerging and professional Western Australian artists.
In 2021 Castaways will again consist of three exhibitions, with a prize pool of $26,500 (non-acquisitive). The Main Exhibition and Schools Competition will be displayed at the Rockingham Foreshore; and the Maquette and Small Sculptures Exhibition, at the Rockingham Arts Centre.
All three exhibitions will be on show Saturday 23 October – Sunday 31 October 2021.
Entries for the Main Exhibition are closing soon – Monday 14 June. A clear concept design or drawing is required as part of the submission (works do not need to be completed or in progress to enter).
To enter, or for more information, visit the City’s website: rockingham.wa.gov.au/castaways
Castaways is free to enter
Mentorship opportunities exist for up to four emerging artists developing artworks for the Main Exhibition. The Curator, Ms Lyn Di Ciero, will determine potential candidates via the selection process.
AWARDS AND JUDGING CRITERIA
$10,000 Major Prize
Overall excellence in recycled sculpture artwork with a 30% visual aluminium component
$5,000 Innovation Award
Use of repurposed (recycled) materials in an innovative or unexpected way
$5,000 Sustainability Award
Artwork that supports the concept of sustainability in its message
$2,500 Maquette and Small Sculpture Award
Excellence in small scale sculpture, creatively using repurposed (recycled) materials
$1,000 People’s Choice Award – Main Exhibition
For the large scale sculpture that receives the most votes from members of the public
$500 People’s Choice Award – Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition
For the small scale artwork that receives the most votes from members of the public
$500 Councillor’s Choice Award
A panel will select artworks for exhibition based on the following selection criteria:
• strength of artist’s vision and concept
• clear and detailed concept design
• succinct description of work
• succinct construction and installation information (including sub-surface requirements)
• consideration of public safety and interaction
• thoughtful and creative use of recycled and repurposed components
• experience and past works – emerging artists with little or no experience will be considered based on their ability to demonstrate understanding of the above criteria
Who may enter? Australia Only
Website with Art Competition details: http://rockingham.wa.gov.au/castaways