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Beach Sculptures
Rockingham Beach was the setting for the annual Castaways Sculpture Awards which are held to promote and highlight the importance of recycling and the sustainability of our environment. All 46 artworks entered in this exhibition have a recycled component and the participants have adapted their work to express the important message of recycling. Stroll along the beach to view these artworks, the numbers on my photos correspond to the competition entry number, and the winners are indicated in the text.  NEW ADDITIONS: Photos from the Castaways Sculpture Awards 2010 are displayed from #69 onwards.
Date(s): May 2009 & May 2010. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 136 of 136 Total. 9623 Visits.
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01 Sphere Of Influence
Aluminium, PVC blinds from an office block, solar-powered lights.

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02a Socrates On Holiday
Clay, wood, aluminium, steel.

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02b Socrates On Holiday
Detail of Meerkats.

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03 Time Machine Light
Recycled steel, steel components, aluminium.

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04a We Three Kings
Recycled homewares, chimney flues, beer caps, ring pulls, copper wire.

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04b We Three Kings
Detail in close-up.

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05 Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
Wire from mattresses, air conditioning foil.

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06 Jettibird
Recycled off-cuts jarrah jetty timber, aluminium.

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07 Rechauffe
Welded steel rod clad with aluminium cans, recycled plastic.

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08 Ocean Images
Aluminium sheet and aluminium pipe, copper, wood, resin, recycled steel, galvanized corrugated steel.

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09a School Of Thought
Aluminium cans, canvas, expanding foam.

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09b School Of Thought
Displaying messages for recycling.

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10a The Throw Netter
Recycled aluminium electrical cable.

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10b The Throw Netter
Another view.

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10c The Throw Netter
At high tide.

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11 Reticular Portrait
Recycled aluminium, mixed media.

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12 Running On Empty
Steel frame, recycled olive oil containers, aluminium cans, recycled bus shelter acrylics.

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13 In2Recycle
Crushed aluminium cans, recycled bus shelter acrylics, hairdresser's dummy.

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14a Seagulls
Found driftwood, recycled copper, porcelain, aluminium. WINNER: $500 People's Choice Award.

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14b Seagulls
Seagulls from another angle.

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15 Keeping It Together
Steel, aluminium.

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16 Arc Of Time
Recycled aluminium composite material. WINNER: $5000 Alcoa Major Sculpture Award with an aluminium component.

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17 Mermaids
Aluminium cable offcuts, stainless steel mesh from security doors, salvaged cement.

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17b Mermaids
Mermaids at high tide.

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18 Heart Of The Web?
Crocheted recycled copper, aluminium wire.

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19 Sea Urchins
Crocheted recycled copper, aluminium wire.

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20 From Metal Things Green Things Grow
Clay, aluminium cans, pot plants.

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21a Can-Can-Cabana
Recycled aluminium, steel.

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21b Can-Can-Cabana
Underneath the Can-Can-Cabana.

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22a Beach Garden
Recycled aluminium cans, steel, marine ply.

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22b Beach Garden
Detail of Beach Flower.

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23 Shopping Trolley Art
Mixed recycled media. WINNER: $3000 Alcoa Second Prize for recycled sculpture.

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24 Ego Diver
Recycled steel.

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25a Mermaid Of Leighton
Recycled steel.

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25b Mermaid Of Leighton
Close-up of mermaid.

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26 See Food Platter
Found objects.

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27a The Keeper Of The Seas
Clay, cane, rope, copper, plastic, plastic lenses from glasses.

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27b The Keeper Of The Seas
Close-up detail.

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28a Butt Prints In The Sand
Polystyrene, fibreglass, old trousers, thread, steel.

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28b Butt Prints In The Sand
Verse of poem on each butt.

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29a Pulse
Recycled textiles, threads, yarns, found objects.

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29b Pulse
From another angle.

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30 In The Groove
Recycled stainless steel.

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31a Dishwasher Safe
Stainless steel with recycled stainless steel components.

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31b Dishwasher Safe
Stainless steel dog tethered at base of post.

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32 To Twist
Compressed paper, steel.

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33 Oarsome
Recycled timber, brass, bronze, copper.

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34 Wild Bird
Recycled mild steel.

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35 Origami Crane Dedicated To Peace
Recycled steel.

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36 Sand Dollar
Found polypropylene rope, nylon rope. WINNER: $1500 International Power Mitsui Innovation Award.

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37 Bluey
Papier mache, cardboard tubing, wire, varnish.

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38 Birds Of A Feather Welded Together
Recycled scrap steel.

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38b Birds Of A Feather Welded Together
Recycled scrap steel.

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39 Reeled In
Wire, wood, recycled textiles, leather, clay, plastic, mirror, paper, fabric hardener, varnish, acrylic, recycled plastic packaging.

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40a Pot Plants
Recycled plastic plant containers, polypipe, silicon, wire.

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40b Pot Plants
Close-up detail of flower. WINNER: $3000 City of Rockingham Award for recycled sculpture.

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40c Pot Plants
Close-up of flowers.

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41 Soluble
Chimney flues, tops, various packaging materials, paint.

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42 The Net
Televisions, computer monitors, fishing net.

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43 Road Kill
Recycled rubber tyres, steel.

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44 Folk-Lore
Brass, steel, plastic shop manikin.

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45a Percival Dunlop
Silicon, recycled steel, rubber.

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45b Percival Dunlop
From another angle.

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46a Ralph
Silicon, recycled steel, rubber.

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46b Ralph
Detail of stand.

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46c Ralph
Close-up of bird.

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Sculptures on Beach after High Tide

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Close-up of Sea Foam on Beach

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Castaways 2010
The following photos were taken at the Castaways Sculpture Awards 2010.

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01 Red Fish
Aluminium sheet, scrap wood, pot lids, bike gears. "The mechanism of our fishing industry oculd be the death knoll for our diverse oceans. This fish is on 'red alert' with an 'eye' to the future".

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02 Lady Andrea and Zed
Recycled wood, aluminium cans.

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02 Lady Andrea
Recycled wood, aluminium cans.

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02 Zed
"Zed the dog loves to take her to the beach and have fun"

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03 Microbialites
Recycled plastic bags, aluminium. Crocheted thrombolite forms represent the 'living rocks' of Lake Richmond. Accumulative construction echoes the slow growth of the thrombolites.

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04 20,000 Bags Under the Sea
Plastic bags and wire, dumped into our oceans and metamorphosed into a giant sea creature. WINNER: $500 People's Choice Award.

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04 20,000 Bags Under the Sea
Detail of small fish representing sea animals injured or killed by plastic rubbish dumped in our oceans.

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05 The Sea's Sculpture
Clay, driftwood, limestone, aluminium, milk bottles, dummyglass lenses, steel, cane, and copper wire, all flotsam found on the beaches and sculptured by the waves.

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06 Twitter
Recycled metal, wire and perspex, reflecting technology threatening to overwhelm nature with the impact of our consumerist society.

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07 Serpula vermicularis
Ducting, scrapwood, plastic, aluminium wire. "Writhing retribution of the Tube Worm".

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07 Serpula vermicularis
WINNER: $1,500 International Power Mitsui Innovation Award for innovation in recycled sculpture.

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08 Vision
Recycled steel, aluminium, glass. Focused on the oportunities for discovering new insights in recycling.

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09 Egg
Welded mild steel (galvanised), recycled maps, plywood, reconstituted clay, aluminium, acrylic. "The egg is our beginning".

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10 Sea Bed
Mixed media, recycled fishing floats, aluminium roof gutter lining, bottle tops, building site scraps.

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10 Sea Bed
"A Sea Bed? Where and how do all the undersea inhabitants sleep?"

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10 Sea Bed
"Do any ever get up on the wrong side of the bed? Do some swim and also sleep in a school? Do they have beds in their school?"

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10 Sea Bed
Closer detail of the colourful fish.

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11 Sea (Cymbals) Symbols
Recycled aluminium, acrylic, brass, wood, found objects. "The shapes and colours reflect the light and shade of the familiar symbols we use to safely navigate and enjoy our waterways, bays and beaches".

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12 Full O
Aluminium. "The myriad of different inner dimensions transform this sculpture to create shapes which play with light, shadow and reflection."

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12 Full O
Aluminium.  "An interactive element is incorporated in this creation to invite the onlooker to become one with the sculpture."

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13 Small Milk Containers
Galvanised mesh, milk containers, aluminium. WINNER: $3,000 City of Rockingham Award for recycled sculpture.

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13 Small Milk Containers
"Packaging is one of the scourges of mankind."

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13 Small Milk Containers
"This is a 'Mooveloous' way of reusing plastic containers to form the original container."

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14 Double Word Score
Timber, aluminium, copper cable. "Save me: 6 letters. Means recycle/reuse/reclaim (transitive/intransitive verb)."

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15 Aquadynamique
Fibreglass, nylon, aluminium, steel. "Fish scales and featers are nature's most effective means of travel through water and air respectively. The sail board travels simultaneously through both elements."

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16 From Above
Moasic on glass. Inspired from a salvaged sheet of toughened glass and aerial photos of Warnbro Sound.

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16 From Above
The mosaic represents Warnbro Sound 'From Above'.

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17 Phytoplankton/Diatom
Discarded Aluminium chair bases, aerosol paint. "Castaway aluminium chair bases given new life as a HUGE diatom, which are the lungs of the ocean and a major producer of oxygen." WINNER: $5,000 Alcoa Major Sculpture Award with an aluminium component.

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18 Grounded
Aluminium cans, cds, clay, wire. "A passion for the ocean combined with mythical creatures emerge as this dragon stranded on the beach as he smashed his board trying to surf a wave beyond his ability."

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19 Where's the Cat?
Steel, aluminium, bone.  "Look what the cat dragged in -- by the way, have you seen the cat lately?"

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20 Balga electrica
Copper and aluminium cable. "Sourced from accessible materials, the recycled electrical and data cable is woven into organic forms which represent the Australian Grass Trees so prevalent in the local area."

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21 Light Shadow
Oxidised wire, aluminium cans, metal.  "Dappled light and dark shade; a form contained in a space which explores a canopy of emotional states through density of shadow." WINNER: $3,000 Alcoa Second Prize for recycled sculpture with and aluminium component.

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22 Pet Nest
Recycled aluminium electrical cable, PET bottles.  "The nesting site for the PET bottle, native inhabitant of the world environment."

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23 Tiny Bubbles
Glass, metal, plastic, rubber.  "The recycled object is recreated, unlimited in shape form or use, with a desire to make the viewers open their eyes on a different plane, a simpler one."

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24 Untitled
Mixed plastic, glass, metal.

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25 Flamingo
Iron.  "Fun from the farm."

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26 Balls
Ribbon weed fibre balls.  "From beach to beach."

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28 Blue Spot Whale
Steel, recycled steel.  "As a surfer I am inspired by the ocean and its creatures."

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29 Stentor
PET bottles, recycled steel, UV semi-transparent coloured film. "This work refers to the 'trumpet animalcule' a protozoa commonly found in freshwater lakes. Like the Stentor and algae, we need to utilise materials in such a way that they compliment one another in some re-useable form without ending up in landfill."

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30 Lost Soles
Old shoes, salvaged brake discs, old chain, poly rope. "This work connects all generations of Australians starting with old boots and shoes bolted onto brake discs representing the early settlers arriving in Australia."

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30 Lost Soles
"The chain and rope connects lost soles from generatiion to generation."

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31 Once a King
Wood.  "We need the trees as they are to sustain who we are."

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33  Spent Seed Pods
Recycled steel discs.  "The spent seed pods now lie discarded representing the wastage in our lives."

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34 Upstanding
Recycled stainless steel, rocks.  "Using stainless steel and stone in the one work of art, creates something which is more than the sum of its parts."

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35 Domestic Illumination
Plastic milk bottles, packaging, paper, solar lights.  "These houses are constructed from the packaging of our daily lives, everyday paraphernalia we would normally discard without a second thought."

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36 Floating
Tin can lids, metal rods, paint.  "This is a frivolous sculpture made from mainly dog-food can lids welded together. The flat facets forming the ball reflect differently as the sun moves."

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37 Media Sharkz
Recycled broken analogue TV's, aerosol paint, recycled components. "Media Sharkz could be about how the media is ruthless, or could be about using obsolete technology to make something cool. Either way, the work is a recycled technology sculpture influenced by urban art and superflat art."

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38 Strapweed
Polypropylene package strapping. "Strapweed is also called seagrass which contributes to the richness of the marine food web".

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39 Legerdemain
Recycled nylon/polypropylene rope. "Our local marine environment is sensitive and vulnerable. What is the half life of nylon/polypropylene?"

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40 School of Fish
Copper wire, plastic wire, steel. "A fun sculpture exploring the many varied shapes and forms of our abundant sea life".

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40 School of Fish
"The technique of using crocheted wire allows the sculpture to be quite strong, yet at the same time delicate and intricate".

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41 Stork Delivery
Wood, clay venetian blinds. "Reuse of packing crate evokes the similarity of storks delivering babies, and precious cargo being flown around the world".

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42 Hi Ho Silver
Recycled coat-hangers. This silver horse is an animal form sculpture from wire coat-hangers.

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43 Posidonia Australis
Polypropylene package strapping. "Fibre balls are found on the beach and are the 'dust balls' of the sea. This work represents waste and environment".

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44 Polly's Pipes
Recycled poly pipes and steel.
"A good garden gone bad".


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45 Reptilian Roadworks
Recycled car parts, steel parts.

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45 Reptilian Roadworks
"Using recycled and discarded objects, alternate identities are created for objects hidden by our absolute indifference to them".

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46 Runway 3
Brass, bronze.

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46 Runway 3
Brass, bronze.

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46 Runway 3
Detail of head.

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46 Runway 3
Detail of knives and forks used in tail feathers.

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46 Runway 3
Viewed from another angle.

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47 Extinctus
Galvanised steel and rubber which dictates the form.

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48 Animism, the function of rudders & marine morphology
Recycled crating pine, vineyard clips, steel. "A microbiological marine form. A play with rudders and boatness."

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Introducing: Castaways Schools Competition
Next year the Castaways Schools Competition is planned to follow Castaways Sculpture Awards in 2011.

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Close up of Fish in "Flee"
Made from Aluminium cans by Year 6/7 students, Rockingham Beach Primary School.

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Beach Scene
People examining the 2010 entries on Rockingham Beach.

 
   
 
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