* South Korea - 2018

Invited to exhibit at the 20th Wonju Hanji paper festival.

*Spain - Catalonia - 2018

Invited by Tim Johnson,  as artist in residence for the Rafal 2018 outdoor sculpture project in Mas de Barberans, Catalonia.

* Scotland - 2018 

Invited artist -  'An Extraordinary Gathering' at Edinburgh College of Art organised by Mike Inglis, Visual Communication Lecturer.   

*Newfoundland - Craft Residency -  2018

'On The Mend'
I am delighted to share the news that  I have been awarded (for the second time), a craft residency in Newfoundland for the Crafts Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.
 I will be based at the Julia Ann Walsh Centre, a cottage hospital museum, in Norris Point,  Gros Morne. And I’m really looking forward to it (although they say there are only two ghosts) and my accommodation is in the cottage hospital museum!!

*National Trust for Scotland - 2018

Inverewe House and Gardens I'm one of a handful of people invited by Lynn Bennett-Mackenzie to be artist in residence at this very special location. 

* 2018 - Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador 

exhibition of my 2016 craft residency work.

Click here to read more about this work and my 2016 craft residency in Newfoundland.

*Fabric Of Place - Residency 2018

* North  -  Coastal Coat 
Inspired by the coastal lichens on Dunnet Head.
Embossed handmade paper - adult size.
 Papers are made with waste linen from the Scaplay Weaving Shed.   Click here to see photos from the making process.Fabric of Place is a Chrysalis Arts Project.  2016-2018

Staring at rocks - an on-going project.
Lichens on rocks - watercolour studies,
click here to see more.

Fence Posts - 2017

'Fence Posts'  
A photographic journey around my field. 
See all 306 lichen encrusted posts here! 

*Manhattan - 2017

Photo of basket collection in Manhattan thanks to Rhea Banker.

3 of my looped baskets feature in this collection purchased by a hotel in Manhattan.    ".... Brought together by basket maker Hilary Burns on behalf of the London shop the New Craftsmen, they convey a rural history of the British Isles. Each design is specific to a purpose and locale..."   2017

*Sutherland - 2017

"The Mackay Country Trust and Strathnaver Museum are embarking on an exciting art project to celebrate renowned Gaelic bard Rob Donn. Joanne B Kaar is one of 10 artists commissioned to create new artwork which will be displayed in the Strathnaver Museum before touring across the north.2017

*Western Isles -  2017
End of residency exhibition in Uig and then to An Lanntair arts Centre in 2017. Click here to read more about my residency - Drawing between the midges and the rain!  

Artist in residence at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse.  2016

* Newfoundland
Invited as a keynote speaker at conference ‘Using crafts to tell a story’ for the Crafts Council of  Newfoundland and Labrador
 and Intangible Cultural Heritage at Newfoundland & Labrador University.    2016

* Newfoundland
I was selected by the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador for a craft residency in Gros Morne Newfoundland, Canada.  A fantastic 6 weeks, researching their heritage, crafts and traditions. Click here to read about my residency.      2016

* Iceland
If I reach out, I could almost touch the arctic circle! I was invited to participate in ‘Managing our Natural and Cultural Heritage Assets' in Skagafjörður on the north coast of Iceland and learn how to build  a turf house at Fornverkaskolin heritage craft school. This was funded by ARCH, the  Icelandic NET programme and Erasmus plus 2016