Castaways People’s Choice Awards sculptures selected
The City of Rockingham has announced the winners of the Castaways Fremantle Ports People’s Choice Awards, with winners in the Main Exhibition, Schools Competition and Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition chosen by the public.
Castaways is the City’s signature art and culture event and provides emerging and professional artists with an opportunity to showcase their creative skills by designing sculptures made from repurposed materials. This year, Castaways ran from 23 – 31 October.
Fremantle Ports’ Corporate and Community Relations Manager Neil Stanbury said Fremantle Ports was proud to again support Castaways, a great community arts event.
“Congratulations to Kim Perrier, Paul Fontanini and Rockingham Beach Primary School for their amazing work,” he said.
“We are delighted to sponsor the three People’s Choice Awards, a fantastic way to give visitors to the exhibition a voice and reward artists and students who inspire them.
“The creative reuse of materials by artists aligns with our priority of environmental sustainability.”
The $500 Councillors Choice Award went to local artist Andrew Wilmott for his work Penguin. City of Rockingham Mayor Deb Hamblin congratulated the People’s Choice Award winners across all three Castaways exhibitions.
“This year’s edition of Castaways featured several outstanding artworks, and the variety of sculptures on display provided visitors with an array of sculptures to select as their favourite,” Mayor Hamblin said.
“The votes have since been counted and the City would like to congratulate Kim Perrier, Paul Fontanini, Andrew Wilmott and Rockingham Beach Primary School on their well-earned success.
“The People’s Choice Awards wouldn’t be possible without the support of sponsor Fremantle Ports, and the City would like to gratefully acknowledge Fremantle Ports for its ongoing support of the Castaways Sculpture Awards.”
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