Claire Bailey dismantles and reconnects objects in imaginative ways, in a seemingly random process to achieve a built form. Every arrangement harks back to her preoccupation with time, evolution and music.
Over many years, Claire has kept the focus on the alchemy of assemblages of found objects, very often using whimsy and humour to create strange machines with mysterious purposes. Clocks, wheels, bones and musical instruments are her favoured components.
Bailey won the People’s Choice Award for the 2016 Bankwest Art Prize for Sculpture and is represented in numerous public and private collections. She holds a Diploma of (Sculpture) from Claremont School of Art and has exhibited widely.