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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.


Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador residency exhibition

27 Jan 2018
I'll be exhibiting my Newfoundland Craft residency work, house moves, wind knots and fishermans mitts in the Crafts Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Gallery, St. Johns from the 27th Jan - 24th Feb 2018.

Radical Crafts

16 Sep 2017
1st UK touring exhibition of international outsider crafts. I was invited to represent the work of Angus Macphee 'weaver of grass'. Details on the Outside in website. Aberystwyth Arts Centre 24 June – 2 Sept Walford Mill Dorset 16 Sept - 31st Oc

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, 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