Joanne B Kaar
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, Estonia, and also exhibited in Japan, Germany, Spain, Australia, Canada, Sweden and Finland.
Keen to learn traditional skills, research local stories, learn about conservation and care of objects, I enjoy finding inventive ways to attract new audiences while adding new information to artefacts of which little is known. Because of my research on Robert Dick (Baker and Botanist of Thurso 1811-1866), I was invited to give a presentation about my work for the Botanical Society for Scotland at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh and exhibit in the John Hope Gateway Gallery at RBGE.
An article on Joanne can be read here: A Story on the Artist