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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.


2019 invited artist in residence Inverewe Botanic gardens NTS

01 Jan 2019
I'm excited to have been invited back to Inverewe Botanic Gardens, a National Trust for Scotland Property, as artist-in-residence throughout 2019 - a collaboration with other invited artists working in a variety of disciplines.

Fabric of Place - 2018 - 2019 touring exhibition

04 Oct 2018
A culmination of a two year project, four artists in residence and countless members of the community of Swaledale and beyond. See the installations created by artists and community alike in this touring exhibition by Chrysalis Arts.

Outdoor sculpture project in Mas de Barberans, Catalonia, Spain

15 Jul 2018
"...fibers invade the streets..." Invited as artist in residence for the 7th outdoor sculpture project in Mas de Barberans, Catalonia, Spain and basket making festival.


Available for commissions



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

Clothed by plants.

Disciplines Basketry, Textiles
Materials Organic Material

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