Duo on bigger stage
ARTIST Hayley Bahr’s collaboration with Tim Keevil has reaped rewards for years but it has now landed the duo on a bigger stage.
Como-raised artist Bahr and Bayswater artist Keevil will have their sculpture Cansumerism in the popular Sculptures by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe Beach, which opens on March 3.
The sculpture, which is made from thousands of cans, won the $3000 Fremantle Ports Award at the Castaways Sculpture Awards in Rockingham last year but has been expanded.
Cansumerism was made from sheet metal, tubular steel and was covered in cans, with a fully functioning printing studio inside.
Bahr said the sculpture proved popular with kids during its stint in Rockingham.
“Kids and families treated it like a cubby house and had lots of fun inside it,” she said.
“We are really excited to be a part of Sculptures by the Sea and to meet the other artists.”
Bahr said she met Keevil after working at Princess Margaret Hospital, when they did distraction art therapy together and bonded about art.
Keevil said they were always pushing each other in their artistic careers.
“We do a lot of skill sharing. Hayley is good at things that I’m not, so we are always helping each other,” he said.
“There is lots of mythology around art but we try to make things that are not intimidating and something that kids can engage with.
“We’ve worked on different forms of art together such as printing, sculptures and lots of different styles.”
Hayley Bahr and Tim Keevil with their sculpture.