The City of Rockingham is delighted to announce the Castaways Sculpture Awards will return bigger and better than ever in 2019.
The awards will run from Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November at the Rockingham Beach Foreshore.
Since 2008 Castaways has been the City’s signature arts and culture event, which celebrates artistic innovation and environmental awareness. The nine-day outdoor exhibition features approximately 50 stunning sculptural works that are created from repurposed materials.
In 2019 Castaways will comprise three simultaneous exhibitions. The main Castaways Sculpture Awards Exhibition and the Schools Exhibition will both be on display at the Rockingham Beach Foreshore. Meanwhile, a new Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition will also be held at the Rockingham Arts Centre, which is just a short stroll from the beach on Kent Street.
Non-acquisitive prizes for the awards have been increased, such as the Alcoa Major Award, which has doubled from $5000 to $10,000 and a new Local Resident Award has been added to the prize pool.
Mayor Barry Sammels said the Castaways Sculpture Awards attracted entries from a wide range of artists.
“Castaways creates opportunities for emerging and professional artists, local businesses and schools to be involved in a large scale community event that promotes sustainability alongside arts and culture,” Mayor Sammels said.
“It encompasses a number of concepts and blends them successfully, which in turn attracts thousands of visitors to the Rockingham Beach Foreshore.”
Up to three artists will be selected for mentoring by curator Lyn Diciero in the lead up to the show, building capacity amongst emerging artists.
Ms DiCiero said the 2019 event would be unmissable.
“This is a stunning return for Castaways in 2019 and I encourage professional and emerging artists to submit entries and be part of this fantastic event,” Ms DiCiero said.
Entries open on Monday 4 February and close Monday 3 June. Entry forms for the awards will be available from 4 February.
Entry forms for the Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition will be available from 8 July.
Visit The City of Rockingham Castaways Page for more information.
City Of Rockingham residents are encouraged to be on the lookout in their mailboxes for pop-up community events that are happening near them in 2019.
The City’s pop-up community events are held in selected parks and reserves with a focus on helping residents connect with each other, the wide range of services, activities, events and programs that the City offers.
Pop-up community events are held on an invitation-only basis for residents that live within a 300m radius of a chosen park. Invitations are sent out in the post to residents in the weeks leading up to the event.
In 2019 residents can look forward to events that connect them with local community groups and service providers. There will also be opportunities to learn more about a range of City services such as SmartWatch, LitterBusters, Waste Services, Pop-Up Libraries and community programs offering recreation and support.
Mayor Barry Sammels said the City’s pop-up community events were a fantastic way for people to make new connections with their neighbours and important City services.
“The City’s pop-up community events are popular occasions with anywhere between 150 to 300 people regularly attending,” Mayor Sammels said.
“By keeping the events small we are able to foster a real sense of community spirit among participants. Invited guests have the opportunity to enjoy a sausage sizzle, soft serve ice cream and a warm cuppa’ in a welcoming environment.
“I strongly encourage residents who receive an invitation in the mail to take part in their local pop-up community event.”
Heading down to the Rockingham Foreshore on Australia Day?
Planning your journey and parking location will ensure a hassle free start to your celebrations.
Remember to park responsibly and adhere to parking restrictions. No parking is allowed on median strips, verges or obstructing driveways. The City’s Rangers will be enforcing our local laws to ensure safety for all our residents.
Visitors can make use of over 250 untimed parking bays behind the Gary Holland Centre or one of the 70 parking bays behind the Rockingham Museum. Additional parking will also be provided at the Village Green from 4pm to 9pm.
You might also want to consider taking public transport. The 555 bus route between Rockingham Train Station and Rockingham Beach will be extended to 9.30pm, operating on a 15-minute frequency to help spectators get to and from the foreshore.
More information on parking rules in Rockingham.
More information about our Australia Day event.
The following local laws will come into effect on 1 February 2019.
Bush Fire Control and Bush Fire Brigades Amendment Local Law 2018
The purpose is to remove matters from the City of Rockingham Bush Fire Control and Bush Fire Brigades Local Law 2001 that can be better dealt with by other means.
The effect is that the City of Rockingham Bush Fire Control and Bush Fire Brigades Amendment Local Law 2001 is amended.
Cats Local Law 2018
The purpose is to set a ‘standard number’ of cats that may be kept on premises.
The effect is that people must not keep more than the standard number of cats unless provided for by the local law, the Cat Act, or its associated regulations.
Dogs Amendment Local Law 2018
The purpose is to remove matters from the City of Rockingham Dogs Local Law 2000 that are dealt with by other legislation.
The effect is that the City of Rockingham Dogs Local Law 2000 is amended.
Pest Plants Amendment Local Law 2018
The purpose is to add certain plants to Schedule 1 of the City of Rockingham Pest Plants Local Law 2000.
The effect is that the plants added to the schedule are prescribed as pest plants.
Repeal and Amendment Local Law 2018
The purpose is to repeal the City of Rockingham Extractive Industries Local Law 2000; and to amend the City of Rockingham Cemeteries Local Law 2000 and the City of Rockingham Health Local Law 1996.
The effect is that the City of Rockingham Extractive Industries Local Law 2000 is repealed; ‘authorised person’ is replaced with ‘authorised officer’ in the City of Rockingham Cemeteries Local Law 2000 and the provisions contained in the City of Rockingham Health Local Law 1996 relating to bee keeping are repealed.
Sand Drift Local Law 2018
The purpose of this local law is to provide for the regulation, control and management of site erosion, sand and dust on land within the City.
The effect is that owners and occupiers of land are required to take practicable measures to prevent erosion and the movement and escape of sand and dust.
The above local laws may be inspected at the City of Rockingham Administration Building and libraries during normal office hours and at Local laws, Council policies and delegations.
The City of Rockingham’s Social Connector Luncheon program is back for 2019, with a number of delicious options on the horizon for residents looking to connect with fellow community members.
The Social Connector Luncheon program gives residents who are new to the area or feeling disconnected from their community, the opportunity to meet other residents in a welcoming and friendly environment.
The group meets once a month at a café or restaurant within the City. Members pay for their own meal and get the chance to socialise and create new friendships with people they wouldn’t normally meet.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the Social Connector Luncheon program was a great way for residents of all ages to connect with each other.
“The City’s Social Connector Luncheon program is an initiative that is focused on building relationships between people of all ages and bringing disconnected residents back into their community,” Mayor Sammels said.
“Residents who take part in the program have the chance to meet new people and explore some of the fine food and drink venues across our City.
“Forming solid relationships and friendships can be hugely positive for one’s mental health so I encourage any residents who are new to the City or are feeling disconnected to get involved.”
In 2019 the Social Connector Luncheon program will visit a range of venues including:
- Silk Flower Coffee and Tea House in Baldivis (Monday 18 February 2019)
- Whistling Kite in Secret Harbour (Monday 18 March 2019)
- Lulu’s Café in Rockingham (Monday 8 April 2019)
- Brother of Mine in Baldivis (Monday 13 May 2019)
- Exclusive Chinese Cuisine in Rockingham (Monday 10 June 2019).
To find out how to get involved in the Social Connector Luncheon program, the transport options available or to confirm a booking contact the City on 9528 0333 or via email.