Congratulations to local Perth artist Hayley Bahr, announced as the recipient of the Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2017 Rio Tinto WA Emerging Sculptor Mentorship. On receiving the mentorship, Hayley said: “It was a pleasant surprise and has been invaluable to me at this point in my career as a multidisciplinary artist. This amazing opportunity will allow me to refine my skills and develop more as an artist.”
Hayley has selected fellow artist and established practitioner Kyle Hughes-Odgers as her mentor for the 12 month program.
Now in its second year, this program makes a significant contribution to the cultural and community life of Western Australia through provision of invaluable benefits to individual emerging artists aimed to foster and stimulate creativity.
Rio Tinto Iron Ore chief executive Chris Salisbury said, “Rio Tinto is proud to fund the $10,000 Rio Tinto WA Emerging Sculpture Mentorship Program … We believe this mentorship program ensures we continue to foster the creativity of Western Australia through up and coming artists.”
Hayley will be exhibiting for the first time at Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe (3 – 20 March 2017) with her collaborative work with Tim Keevil, ‘Cansumerism’ which is a large scale soft drink can that functions as a printing press which will be installed on Cottesloe beach.