TEXTiles - Joanne Kaar appointed as Lyth Arts Centre artist in Residence
Joanne will be working in collaboration with older people and those who care for them, including professional care providers, volunteers and relatives, to develop an intergenerational project that re-connnects elders and isolated with their wider community. Joanne is a highly experienced research based visual artist who often uses traditional craft techniques. She lives in Dunnet on Dunnet Head and only 2 miles from where she grew up.
Paper Trail: 1954 by Joanne B Kaar Experimental Power Stations
August 25, 2020 – February 27, 2021
My artwork has been selected for the Paper trail exhibition curated by Dawn Cole of Appletye in Maidstone Museum, Kent: My work inspired by documents in Nucleus, the Nuclear and Caithness archive, about peat and Nuclear power stations in Caithness. The peat power station at Braehour, Altnabreac, produced electricity for a few years, and fed the national grid. This peat sourced electricity was said to have provided power for the early stages of another experimental energy source, as less than 20 miles to the north, Dounreay Atomic Energy Station was being built. 00 pieces of heritage paper, some from Maidstone mills, have been given to 100 artists.Inspired by the year the paper was produced, what have they made?
'SENSORIUS' A Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador exhibition.
27th August 2021 - 1st October 2021
I'm delighted to have been invited by The Crafts Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, to make new work as part of their exhibition 'Sensorius', curated by gallery director Bruno Vinhas. Sensorius: Where the Skin Meets the Eye! "Do Not Touch the Artwork" does not apply here. Sensorius will be an accessible art exhibition for all.
Make it Green
Craft Scotland interview: For our 'Make It, Green', we hear from Joanne B Kaar, a research based visual artist turning traditional craft techniques into an innovative contemporary practice.