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Joanne B Kaar

Joanne B Kaar

Maker of portable museums of curiosity

Dunnet, Caithness


heritage, fibre, museums


Weaver of grass,  fibre artist inspired by journeys over land, sea & through time.  Maker of portable museums of curiosity & baker of cake! I live in Dunnet, on Dunnet Head, Caithness, Scotland, only 2 miles from where I grew up in the village of Brough.  My artwork takes inspiration from our heritage.  As both participant and instigator of arts and heritage projects and collaborations I have worked in Taiwan, South Korea, Iceland, USA, Canada, Estonia, and exhibited world wide.


Radical Crafts

29 May 2017
The first UK touring exhibition of international outsider crafts. I was invited to represent the work of Angus Macphee (Angus weaver of grass). The exhibition is currently on tour. Details on the Outside in website.

Invited by Chrysalis Arts I am currently lead artist in a 2 year artist residency project in Swaledale North Yorkshire.

28 May 2017
Fabric of Place is a 2 year community based, artist in residence project by Chrysalis Arts. Bringing the outside in to make items traditionally found in a room, but with a twist, my work is centred around Lichens. slow growing slow art


Available for commissions



Fabric of Place

Disciplines Paper, Textiles
Materials Textiles, Paper

Craft Residency for Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council 2016

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles, Recycled

Portable Museums of Curiosity

Disciplines Design, Textiles
Materials Metal, Textiles, Mixed Media

Angus, Weaver of Grass.

Disciplines Basketry, Traditional, Textiles
Materials Organic Material

Costumes for Horse and Bamboo Theatres production 'Angus'.

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Organic Material

Clothed by plants.

Disciplines Basketry, Textiles
Materials Organic Material

Handmade paper - linen rag

Disciplines Textiles, Paper
Materials Paper

Spinning a Yarn!

Disciplines Basketry, Textiles
Materials Organic Material, Textiles