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Joanne B Kaar

Joanne B Kaar

artist maker

Dunnet, Caithness


heritage, fibre, museums


Inspired by journeys over land, sea & through time. 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, Catalonia and exhibited world wide.


Paper Aeroplane Exchange 2019 - North Scotland - Newfoundland

30 May 2019
Caithness artist, Joanne B Kaar has been inspired by events reported in John O’Groat Journal 100 yrs ago when daring aviators, Harry G Hawker & Commander K Mackenzie Grieve, left St. John’s Newfoundland, attempted to cross the Atlantic non-stop

Invited to Newfoundland - as consultant for Trinity Historical Society portable museum project

01 May 2019
Joanne became a consultant on the Trinity Historical Society's portable museum project after giving the keynote speech at a conference held in St John's in 2016 when she was artist in residence for the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Invited as artist in residence at Inverewe Gardens - A National Trust for Scotland Property

01 Jan 2019
A year long invited residency in collaboration with 5 other artists.

Available for commissions



Paper Aeroplane exchange - Newfoundland + North Scotland

Disciplines Paper
Materials Paper, Mixed Media

Inspired by the house dress, wrap aprons and lichen.

Disciplines Textiles, Design, Paper
Materials Textiles, Mixed Media, Organic Material

'NORTH' - COASTAL COAT - 'Crottle seeks its native rocks.'

Disciplines Paper, Textiles
Materials Textiles, Paper

Angus, Weaver of Grass.

Disciplines Basketry, Traditional, Textiles
Materials Organic Material

Handmade paper - linen rag

Disciplines Textiles, Paper
Materials Paper

A pen, paper and 12 consecutive days at John O'Groats Mill.

Disciplines Textiles, Design
Materials Paper, Textiles

On The Mend - Newfoundland - Craft Residency 2018

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Mixed Media, Textiles

Portable Museums of Curiosity

Disciplines Design, Textiles
Materials Metal, Textiles, Mixed Media

Costumes for Horse and Bamboo Theatres production 'Angus'.

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Organic Material