Rhonda Castle

Rhonda Castle is a mixed media artist. Her work integrates stainless steel, Corten, sandstone, acrylic, timber and found objects. Rhonda explores and experiments with the use of these materials and techniques to produce sculptures that aim to convey emotional energy through form. Her background in construction and graphic design lends itself to her expressive work.

Castle has exhibited widely including Sculpture in the Vineyards – Hunter Valley, Hunters Hill Sculpture By the Harbour, Coal Loader Art Exhibition – Waverton and Sculpture on the Greens Kooindah Waters Central Coast and many others throughout regional NSW.

Rhonda Castle involves herself with many of the local community events on the Central Coast along with curating Sculpture on the Greens, Sculpture at Kooindah, Yarramalong Arts Trail, Forest of Tranquility and holding workshops focusing on Youth vocational activities. She also facilitates and supports community workshops in sustainable management practice along with many collaborative works on the Central Coast. In 2017 and 2015 Rhonda participated in the Wood Symposium producing public art pieces that are installed within the Mudgee region.

Public Art pieces have also been installed at Rylstone and Nelsons Bay.

Castle has been commissioned in the Resort Industry at Port Stephens placement in Foyer and Restaurant, Nelson Bay Koala Sanctuary, Mudgee private collections within the vineyard grounds and has won awards including:

Sculpture in the Paddock – Yass – Winner of the 2017 Tuggeranong Art Centre Prize Sculpture in the Vineyards – Highly Commended
Sculpture By the Bay – Winner Acquisition Prize
Yarramalong Sculpture Trail – Highly Commended

Nelson Bay Sculpture Festival – Highly Commended Artists Prize
Sculpture on the Greens Kooindah Waters – Wyong – Major Stipend Winner

Exhibitions
2016 -2018

  • Invitation Sculpture at Botanical Gardens Wollongong
  • Solo Exhibition – “Winged Fables”– Tuggeranong Arts Centre ACT
  • Sculpture at Clyde – Willinga Park
  • Sculpture in the Paddock – Yass
  • Sculpture in the Vineyards – Wollombi
  • Private Commissions various outdoor works
  • MLC Centre
  • Australia Square
  • 2017 Wood Symposium – Rylstone NSW
  • Sculpture in the Gardens – Rosby – Mudgee
  • Sculpture at Killalea – Shell Harbour
  • Sculpture in the Valley – Kangaroo Valley
  • Curated and Event Organiser for Sculpture at Kooindah – Central Coast
  • Harbour Sculpture– Woolwich
  • Sculpture at Bermagui
  • Down the Lachlan – Forbes

2015

  • Rylstone Wood Symposium
  • Small works – Gallery 47 – Rylstone
  • Sculpture in The Vineyards– Wollombi
  • Small works – Cessnock Gallery and The Shed – Wollombi
  • Sculpture in the Gardens – Rosby – Mudgee
  • Sculpture in the Paddock – Yass
  • Sculpture in the Glen – Belrose
  • Sculpture by the Harbour – Hunters Hill
  • Solo Sculpture Exhibition – Bobbie P Gallery Wyong
  • Curated and exhibited at Sculpture on the Greens – Wyong
  • Sculpture on the Hill – Rylstone
  • 5 Lands Art Trail – Avoca Beach

2014 and previous years

  • Sculpture By the Harbour – Hunter Hill
  • Sculpture in the Vineyards, Hunter Valley
  • Rosby Art Exhibition – Mudgee
  • Sculpture By the Bay – Nelson Bay –
  • Toward 2020 – Coal Loader Art Exhibition Waverton
  • Mistletoe Winery, Hunter Valley
  • 5 Lands and Connections Exhibition Avoca Beach – Ephemeral work –
  • Discovery Point, Tempe – Site specific exhibition
  • Rockdale Art Festival
  • Sculpture on the Greens
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