Dr Janette Kerr PPRWA RSA (hons) will talk about her work made while travelling through the High Arctic on a tall ship: observations and encounters with icebergs, ice sheets, glaciers, flows of ice and water, and the impact upon her practice of working in the Arctic. She will discuss what the north means, and also focus on the process research plays – linking art and science.
Janette Kerr is a Royal West of England Academy Academician and Past President, She is also an Honorary Royal Scottish Academician. Exhibiting regularly in the UK, she has work in private and public collections, both nationally and internationally. She has received Art Council funding for her research and development projects and won several awards. Kerr has been a visiting artist in Meteorological Institute in Bergen and on the Shetland Islands (where she now lives part of the time), and in October 20176 took part in an expedition to Svalbard, the High Arctic.
Janette Kerr is a foul-weather painter: Drawn to the perimeters of land, her work is an index of edges and ledges, exposed headlands and windswept seas.
‘My process of making paintings involves extremes and instabilities: peripheries and promontories – places of rapid change and shifts, both physically and meteorologically’.
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