This post is about the 10th edition of the Castaways Sculpture Awards at Rockingham Beach, in the southern suburbs of Perth.
The sculptures were shown to the public from Saturday 28th October to Sunday 5th of November with an expected 20000 people visiting the event.
I visited Rockingham beach on the 29th of October, on a beautiful Spring day and lots of families were enjoying themselves in the park next to the beach (Churchill Park) while others roamed the sand looking at the sculptures.
All the sculptures were made with recyclable materials and the underlying message was about caring for our environment.
Another wonderful and free public initiative similar to the Sculpture by the Sea, held at Cottesloe beach (northern suburbs) in March.
|Rockingham Beach, Church Park next to the beach|
The Castaways" giraffes made by Greg James, with hessian, wood, steel, bronze were for sale at $10,000.
The "Little Mermaid" made with pull tabs by Yuko Takahashi was selling for $3000.
The cubes "Total entanglement of the heart" made of wooden pallets by Sean Adams and "Jelly School", the jellyfish made of plastic, fabric, steel and aluminium, by the John Tonkin Education Support Centre.
"Genome" by Ruth Acton, made with aluminium wire, cans, sheet steel wire and forks,
"Birdies" by Carol Clitheroe, made with golf clubs, aluminium steel, plastic and found objects (top and bottom right),
"Scrappy" the sea lion made with scrap metal by Andrew Wilmott, was for sale at $24,400
"No Spring chicken" by Stella Onderwater, made with steel, embroidery thread and polymesh.
Safety Bay artist Carol Clitheroe created "Birdies" with used golf clubs to represent emu chicks and an emu made out of aluminium cans and plastic lenses from glasses. The nest is made from wire, plastic strapping and golf clubs.
"Rescued 11" by Gia Armstrong, made with plastic, aluminium wire, foam, fishing line, plastic sheeting, found objects.
"Visitors" (set of 4 birds), by Zoe Neil, made with aluminium cans, ceramic and wood.
"Good catch" by Murray Ford made with glass and aluminium (middle left and bottom right), which was my favourite, with the sale price of $800.
"Lost Soles-Lost at Sea" by Claire Davenhall, made with aluminum, wood, leather, fabric, paper, found objects and resin.
"Inspiration" by Eileen MacPherson and Milan Mikovic, made with steel, glass and wood.
"Ginko" (caravan) by Brett Todman made with aluminum and timber was for sale at $18,000.
The following collage is of sculptures made by children from various Primary Schools in the area, and again the object was to use recycled material and to convey a message of re-use and save the planet.
|Works from various Primary Schools in the Rockinham area|
Before leaving the beach people could cast their votes for the top 5 sculptures and also hang a message in the (metal) bottle.
A huge amount of work went into making all of these works of art, hope you enjoyed them.