Tim Keevil

Biography

I studied art as a teenager, but took a different path. I was successful in many trades. I considered art a distraction that wouldn't benefit my family. In 2006 I started work as a volunteer art teacher's assistant at a local high school. I was searching for a meaningful way to use my skills in the community of youth and art. I have been working for some years as a volunteer art specialist with seriously ill teenagers. I am now a full time artist and currently studying BA, Visual Arts major at Edith Cowan University.

Group Exhibitions

2019
Ocean Man

Castaways Sculpture Awards. Lions Club of Rockingham Secondary Schools Award

2018
Hats Off to You

Angelo Street Marketplace, Artwalk

2017
Cansumerism

Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe

2017
Jelly School

Castaways Sculpture Awards

2016
Cansumerism

Castaways Sculpture Awards Rockingham

2014
Channel Surfing

Castaways Sculpture Awards, Rockingham

2013
Loopy

Salon Des Refuses, Black Swan Prize, Brookfield pl, Perth.

Awards

2019
Ocean Man

Lions Club of Rockingham Secondary Schools Award

2016
Cansumerism

Fremantle Ports Award for Recycled Sculpture

2014
Channel Surfing

Waste Authority Collective Art Award. Castaways Sculpture Awards exhibition.

Commissions

2018
Hats Off to You

Residencies

2019
Artist in Residence John Tonkin Education Support Unit

I worked with the year 11 and 12's to create "Ocean Man". Which was exhibited at Castaways Sculpture Awards.

2017
Artist in residence, Education Support Centre, John Tonkin College

I worked with the year 11 and 12's to create "Jelly School". Which was exhibited at Castaways Sculpture Awards.

Artist Statement

Humanism inspires my work. Raw material for my work usually comes from rubbish collections. I enjoy inspiring youth to engage with art through community projects. Fun is an important element in the development of a project and the finished work. Excitement, unpredictability, material influence on design are reasons I work this way.