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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.


Outdoor sculpture project in Mas de Barberans, Catalonia, Spain

15 Jul 2018
Invited by Tim Johnson as artist in residence for the 7th outdoor sculpture project in Mas de Barberans, Catalonia, Spain and basket making festival

South Korea - New Paper Road exhibition

01 May 2018
I have been invited to exhibit at the Hanji Development Institute in Wonju, South Korea. The exhibition, 'New Paper Road' is the 20th anniversary celebration of the Wonju Hanji Paper Festival. In 2010 I ran workshops and exhibited at the institute

An Extraordinary Gathering - Edinburgh College of Art

24 Apr 2018
I'm delighted to be a part of this two day program of workshops, exhibitions, films and talks will explore the connections between Scotland's Extraordinary Art and non-professional or ad-hoc creativity in other fields. Edinburgh College of Art


Available for commissions



Inspired by Lichen - slow growing slow art

Disciplines Paper, Basketry
Materials Mixed Media, Organic Material, Textiles, Paper, Recycled

On The Mend - Newfoundland - Craft Residency 2018

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Mixed Media, Textiles

Fabric of Place

Disciplines Paper, Textiles
Materials Textiles, Paper

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