09 Nov 2018 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Seas

North

 Solo Show with Cadogan ContemporaryDec 3 - 21st 2018for more information go to the link: https://www.cadogancontemporary.com/exhibition/janette-kerr-north/Showing new work from the Arctic and Shetland

09 Nov 2018 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Seas

North

 Solo Show with Cadogan ContemporaryDec 3 - 21st 2018for more information go to the link: https://www.cadogancontemporary.com/exhibition/janette-kerr-north/Showing new work from the Arctic and Shetland

29 Nov 2017 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Seas

Perambuling in Frome

Last Saturday I joined a group of people in Frome to participate in an RSA Frome: Street Wisdom event...Given tasks to walk the streets of Frome alone for 10 minutes at a time and think in specific ways  before regrouping to be set our next assign...

17 Nov 2017 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Seas

Shetland: November 16th – Walking in a Westerly – increasing to severe gale force at times

--> I wake and lie in the warmth listening to the wind bashing about the house.  Woken several times last night as the wind started to make its presence felt I’m in no hurry to get up. Looking out I can tell it’s a Westerly. Waves below the house are racing out towards the sea beyond the voe.  The sparrows are desperately battling across the track to reach the sunflower seeds I’ve strewn underneath the window. Rain sweeps in. Check the weather forecast: 'Blustery wintry...

17 Nov 2017 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Wave Theory Project

Shetland: November 16th – Walking in a Westerly – increasing to severe gale force at times

--> I wake and lie in the warmth listening to the wind bashing about the house.  Woken several times last night as the wind started to make its presence felt I’m in no hurry to get up. Looking out I can tell it’s a Westerly. Waves below the house are racing out towards the sea beyond the voe.  The sparrows are desperately battling across the track to reach the sunflower seeds I’ve strewn underneath the window. Rain sweeps in. Check the weather forecast: 'Blustery wintry...

22 Oct 2017 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Seas

Endings – 17/18 October 2017 – back to the begining

Monday 17/10/2016  8°C, light wind 2m/s, overcast, low fog. Sunrise 10:49 - Sunset 16:34 Early morning we take leave ofPyramiden. In dark grey green sea ruffled by a light wind, I watch the glimmer of dawn appear over mountain tops, the moon still hanging above us. I stand on deck watching mountains and glaciers passing, and the last time most of us will pass this way for a while. We are all subdued. A few hours later we sail into Longyearbyen and moor up. 78°13.7´N, 015°36....

22 Oct 2017 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Wave Theory Project

Endings – 17/18 October 2017 – back to the begining

Monday 17/10/2016  8°C, light wind 2m/s, overcast, low fog. Sunrise 10:49 - Sunset 16:34 Early morning we take leave ofPyramiden. In dark grey green sea ruffled by a light wind, I watch the glimmer of dawn appear over mountain tops, the moon still hanging above us. I stand on deck watching mountains and glaciers passing, and the last time most of us will pass this way for a while. We are all subdued. A few hours later we sail into Longyearbyen and moor up. 78°13.7´N, 015°36....

16 Oct 2017 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Seas

16 Oct 2016 – Pryamiden and the furthest north Lenin

Sunday 16/10/2016  -2°C, 5m/s. Sunrise 10:39 - Sunset 16:45.Late Saturday night we arrive and anchor close to Pyramiden 78°39.2´N, 16°22.9´E.Emerging onto an icy deck in crisp blue morning light, the moon still hangs over a now completely calm sea. In front of us the abandoned Russian settlement of Pyramiden sits silently at the foot of the snow-capped Pyramid Mountain. Once a model coal mining town until the fall of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, it still bears the scars o...

16 Oct 2017 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Wave Theory Project

16 Oct 2016 – Pryamiden and the furthest north Lenin

Sunday 16/10/2016  -2°C, 5m/s. Sunrise 10:39 - Sunset 16:45.Late Saturday night we arrive and anchor close to Pyramiden 78°39.2´N, 16°22.9´E.Emerging onto an icy deck in crisp blue morning light, the moon still hangs over a now completely calm sea. In front of us the abandoned Russian settlement of Pyramiden sits silently at the foot of the snow-capped Pyramid Mountain. Once a model coal mining town until the fall of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, it still bears the scars o...

03 Jul 2017 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Seas

Fjortende Julibukta: wind-blown boat-rocked rain-spattered

--> Friday 14/10/2016  Fjortende Julibukta  4°C, 7m/s. Sunrise 10:20 – Sunset 17:04.Morning; grey gloomy light from an overcast sky. Grey green blue black sea a slightly swelling disturbed surface. Small chunks of glacier ice litter the sea. It rains all morning, so any thoughts of kite flying are abandoned (again) despite wind whipping across the water. We land and on shore I find a wooden structure - a make shift table; laying out my sketchbook and drawing materials...

03 Jul 2017 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Wave Theory Project

Fjortende Julibukta: wind-blown boat-rocked rain-spattered

--> Friday 14/10/2016  Fjortende Julibukta  4°C, 7m/s. Sunrise 10:20 – Sunset 17:04.Morning; grey gloomy light from an overcast sky. Grey green blue black sea a slightly swelling disturbed surface. Small chunks of glacier ice litter the sea. It rains all morning, so any thoughts of kite flying are abandoned (again) despite wind whipping across the water. We land and on shore I find a wooden structure - a make shift table; laying out my sketchbook and drawing materials...

23 May 2017 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Seas

Arctic Post – Thurs 13th Oct Fuglefjorden – how darkness and light are bound together

--> Thursday 13.10.2016 Fuglefjorden - how darkness and light are bound together-2°C, 3m/s. Sunrise 10:11 sunset 17.15. 9-10 m/sA pre-breakfast Zodiac trip has been planned; it’s still dark when I arrive on deck. Can’t see any stars yet, a luminous green sea and dark land mass is silhouetted against the sky. The group of early-morning risers clamber into the Zodiacs, and travel out into a sea of ice, leaning out to push large chunks of looming icebergs out of the way. The sea and i...

23 May 2017 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Wave Theory Project

Arctic Post – Thurs 13th Oct Fuglefjorden – how darkness and light are bound together

--> Thursday 13.10.2016 Fuglefjorden - how darkness and light are bound together-2°C, 3m/s. Sunrise 10:11 sunset 17.15. 9-10 m/sA pre-breakfast Zodiac trip has been planned; it’s still dark when I arrive on deck. Can’t see any stars yet, a luminous green sea and dark land mass is silhouetted against the sky. The group of early-morning risers clamber into the Zodiacs, and travel out into a sea of ice, leaning out to push large chunks of looming icebergs out of the way. The sea and i...