Castaways Sculpture Awards Approaching Fast

Castaways Sculpture Awards Approaching Fast

The 2019 Castaways Sculpture Awards continue to inch closer, with talented artists set to exhibit a range of recycled and repurposed materials during the City of Rockingham’s premier arts and culture event.

Mayor Barry Sammels said it was exciting to see participating artists, including 2017 Alcoa Major Award winner Brett Todman, work creatively with recycled components for the large scale outdoor exhibition.

“For more than a decade Castaways has given professional and emerging artists as well as schools the chance to demonstrate their creative skills,” Mayor Sammels said.

“The City is delighted to be hosting Castaways again in 2019 and is looking forward to seeing some outstanding pieces of work.

“Previous Alcoa Major Award winner Brett Todman is participating again in 2019, alongside co-artist Lisa Pensabene. The pair are working with aluminium to create their sculpture, which is sure to captivate visitors when the exhibition opens in October.

“As a 100% recyclable material aluminium is one of the key products set to feature in the Castaways Sculpture Awards thanks to the creative potential it offers artists, and the City is delighted to welcome Alcoa as a major sponsor again in 2019.”

Alcoa Kwinana Refinery Manager Mark Zaborowski said he is pleased to be partnering with the City of Rockingham for the 12th consecutive year to bring this exciting local exhibition to the community for all to enjoy in 2019.

“It’s great to see our final product – aluminium – being used in some of the sculptures this year,” Mr Zaborowski said.

“I’m particularly proud that Alcoa’s support is again giving local primary schools the opportunity to participate in the Up-Cycle Artist in Residence program for sculpture development.”

Castaways will run from Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November 2019 and will comprise three simultaneous exhibitions.

The main Castaways Sculpture Awards Exhibition will be held at the Rockingham Beach Foreshore alongside the Schools Exhibition, while the new Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition will be held at the nearby Rockingham Arts Centre.

The nine day event returns in 2019 after completion of stage one of the $15.7 million Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation, and will be part of a special two-day Foreshore Celebration taking place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October.

A range of prizes are available for Castaways including:

• $10,000 Alcoa Major Award
• $5,000 Engie Innovation Award
• $5,000 Water Corporation Sustainability Award
• $2,500 Warnbro Centre Maquette and Small Sculpture Award
• $2,000 City of Rockingham Local Resident Award
• $1,000 People’s Choice Award sponsored by Fremantle Ports
• $500 Voter’s Prize sponsored by Fremantle Ports.

“In addition to Alcoa, the City also thanks sponsors Engie, Water Corporation,Warnbro Centre, Fremantle Ports, Artcom and the Lion’s Club of Rockingham for their support of the 2019 Castaways Sculpture Awards,” Mayor Sammels said.

For more information visit Castaways. 

 

Expressions of Interest Sought for Art Workshops

Expressions of Interest Sought for Art Workshops

The City of Rockingham is seeking expressions of interest from experienced art facilitators for workshops at the Rockingham Arts Centre between January and June 2020.

The Rockingham Arts Centre is a multi-functional arts facility that includes a studio, exhibition space and a multi-purpose room.

Expressions of interest are sought from experienced artists who are able to deliver workshops in artistic disciplines that are not currently provided by community arts organisations in the City.

Previous examples of workshops run by facilitators at the Rockingham Arts Centre include subjects such as life drawing, small scale sculpture, Chinese painting, raffia weaving, digital art and stencilling.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the Rockingham Arts Centre played an important role in boosting arts and culture in the community.

“The City of Rockingham is committed to activating the Rockingham Arts Centre by offering a range of diverse workshops and exhibitions in a variety of arts practices and forms,” Mayor Sammels said.

“It is important to highlight to facilitators that the City is not currently seeking expressions of interest in the areas of writing, ceramics, watercolours, basic techniques, basic arts and crafts.

“If you are an experienced art facilitator who can offer workshops in disciplines that are not currently being offered then we encourage you to lodge an expression of interest.”

Expressions of interest are open until Friday 13 September 2019.

EOI forms are available at the Rockingham Arts Centre on Kent Street, Rockingham.

For more information or to discuss an intended workshop please contact 9527 0734 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

 

Submissions Closing Soon for Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition

Submissions Closing Soon for Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition

Artists in the City of Rockingham are running out of time to make a submission in the City’s first ever Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition, with entries closing on Friday 16 August 2019 at 4pm.

The Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition will be displayed at the Rockingham Arts Centre from 26 October – 3 November 2019 and will celebrate the beauty and intricacy of small scale, three dimensional artworks created with recycled and repurposed materials.

Held in conjunction with the City’s Castaways Sculpture Awards Exhibition, the event will also include a $2,500 Warnbro Centre Maquette and Small Sculpture Award.

The award will be presented to one artist who demonstrates excellence in the creation of a small sculpture and whose work creatively uses recycled components.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged local artists to make a submission before the deadline.

“The up and coming Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition at the Rockingham Arts Centre will represent an exciting first for arts and culture in our City,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Submissions are open to emerging and established professional artists from across the state and we want to see as many local artists as possible getting involved.

“With less than a month left before the deadline I urge any interested artists to get involved and make a submission as soon as possible.”

Artists can enter pieces into both the Castaways Sculpture Awards Exhibition and the Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition, provided they adhere to the separate terms and conditions.

The Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition will run from 9am – 5pm daily at the Rockingham Arts Centre throughout the designated dates.

More information and entry forms for the Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhbition can be found on the City of Rockingham website.

 

Local Artists Set to Shine During Open Studios Exhibition

Local Artists Set to Shine During Open Studios Exhibition

Six emerging local artists will have the opportunity to showcase their creative abilities during the City of Rockingham’s first ever Open Studios – Art and Artists Exhibition, which will run throughout July, August and September 2019 at the Rockingham Arts Centre.

Artists will work in residence at the Rockingham Arts Centre and will have the chance to engage with the community, display and sell their artwork.

The exhibition will be broken into two fortnightly blocks, with the first taking place from Wednesday 31 July to Sunday 11 August 2019. Artists featured include Anastasia Wright, Terrel Weir and Carol Clitheroe.

Block two will take place from Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 8 September 2019. Vanessa Liebenberg, Penny Rulyancich and Tich Dixon will be the local artists showcased in this block.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged the community to explore the exhibition.

“Our community is home to a number of fantastic emerging artists and the City is delighted to be able to showcase their skills during the Open Studios – Art and Artists Exhibition,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Three artists at a time will be working on their arts practice and will be available for the community to come along to view their works, have a chat, watch them in action and have the opportunity to purchase their artworks.”

Each block of the exhibition will be celebrated with an opening night at the Rockingham Arts Centre. Block one will host an event on Friday 2 August while the opening night for block two will take place on Friday 30 August 2019. Both events will run from 6pm – 8pm.

The Open Studios – Art and Artists Exhibition will also be available to the public from 10am – 3pm during the designated dates.

 

Deadline for PhotoVoice Entries Approaching

Deadline for PhotoVoice Entries Approaching

Amateur photographers in the City of Rockingham have less than a month left to enter the 2019 Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Rockingham Competition.

Participants have until 4pm on Friday 16 August to submit an entry to be shortlisted for the 2019 PhotoVoice Exhibition, which will be held at the Gary Holland Community Centre from Wednesday 18 September to Wednesday 9 October.

PhotoVoice encourages people to take a photo and add a caption or ‘voice’ to their image which shows how they act, belong and commit to looking after their mental health.

Selected images in the three week competition will go in the running to win cash prizes in their respective categories. All photos in the competition will be judged on their composition and communication of the Act-Belong-Commit message.

Category winners will be announced at an awards evening on Wednesday 9 October 2019 at the Gary Holland Community Centre. During the exhibition visitors will also be able to vote for their favourite piece in the public choice category, which will also be announced during the awards night.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged residents of all ages to make a submission before the deadline.

“For more than 10 years PhotoVoice has given amateur photographers a platform to demonstrate their creative abilities to the community,” Mayor Sammels said.

“This year there are variety of categories available for participants to enter and showcase how they keep mentally healthy, with cash prizes available.

“Each year hundreds of people enter and I encourage all residents with a keen eye for photography to consider entering this year’s awards.”

Entries in the competition must be made online. For more information on how to enter visit PhotoVoice.

 

 

 

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