Awards sculp­ture floats judges’ boat

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph Lifestyle - Ce­cilia Allen

There was lots of cre­ativ­ity on dis­play along Rock­ing­ham Fore­shore at the week­end for the 10th an­nual Cast­aways Sculp­tures Awards.

Mun­ster artist Brett Tod­man won the $5000 Al­coa Ma­jor Sculp­ture Award for re­cy­cled sculp­ture with an alu­minium com­po­nent for his art­work, Ginkgo.

The sculp­ture is a two-storey boathouse com­plete with a full-sized bath and mez­za­nine bed­room with an out­door deck.

Mr Tod­man re­cy­cled a 1980s car­a­van he pur­chased on Gumtree this year and re­built the ma­jor­ity of the struc­ture, bas­ing the curved shape on a ginkgo leaf.

“It took about six months to com­plete,” he said.

Mr Tod­man was grate­ful for the win which will al­low him to visit rel­a­tives in NSW for Christmas.

“I was in dis­be­lief when I heard my name called,” he said.

“It’s the first year I have en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion. I’m a painter so that’s what I usu­ally ex­hibit.

“I’m al­ready think­ing about ideas for next year’s Cast­aways.”

Visi­tors will be able to meet Mr Tod­man on Novem­ber 5, be­tween 12-2pm at the fore­shore.

The win­ner of the pri­mary schools com­pe­ti­tion was Golden Bay Pri­mary School with School of Fish, cre­ated by stu­dents from kindergarten to Year 6 and linked to sus­tain­abil­ity lessons in the class­room. South Coast Bap­tist Col­lege was the win­ner of the secondary schools com­pe­ti­tion for Na­ture’s Mother (Board) of Re­cy­clers — Dung Bee­tle cre­ated us­ing gym equip­ment, a sand fil­ter and a lawn­mower catcher.

Win­ner of the City of Rock­ing­ham Award for a re­cy­cled sculp­ture was Northam artist Rachel Solomon with Chimera, a small-scale piece cre­ated us­ing dis­carded plas­tic doll parts.

Golden Bay artist Stella On­der­wa­ter was the win­ner of the Sims Metal Man­age­ment Award for re­cy­cled sculp­ture for No Spring Chicken, an em­broi­dered tram­po­line.

Su­bi­aco artists Adam Is­mail and Wil­liam Leggett won the Fre­man­tle Ports award for Core, cre­ated from alu­minium and mixed ma­te­ri­als.

Win­ner of the Engie In­no­va­tion Award was Joan John­son, of Nedlands, for her piece Frag­ile Ocean I.

The word frag­ile was cut from alu­minium sheet and dis­played against the ocean as a back­drop.

Ja­neen Sa­muel was the first-prize win­ner of the Cast­aways Po­etry Com­pe­ti­tion with her poem China Birds based on the 2016 art­work The Flock by Elizabeth Mar­pole and Jean­nette Ver­nooij Dik.

All po­ems were based on im­ages of art­works from the 2016 Cast­aways Sculp­ture Awards.

Ms Sa­muel’s poem will be fea­tured in the 2017 Cast­aways Sculp­ture Awards 10th An­niver­sary Cat­a­logue.

The event con­tin­ues at the Rock­ing­ham Fore­shore un­til Novem­ber 5.

Mun­ster artist Brett Tod­man won the $5000 Al­coa Ma­jor Sculp­ture Award for his art­work Ginkgo.

Sculp­ture The Flock.

Sculp­ture Mes­sage on a Bot­tle.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.