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Janette Kerr @ Royal West of England Academy

16 June 2017 - 20 August 2017

In October 2016 artist Janette Kerr RWA travelled to the High Arctic and spent three weeks on a tall ship sailing up the coast of Svalbard from Longyearbyen to Fuglefjorden.

The work in this exhibition, Arctic Air – An Absolute Difficult Beauty represents initial responses to a thunder-grey and pale-blue world – encounters with icebergs and glaciers, drifting mist hanging in dark snow-strewn mountains, and a sea of luminous ice.

“Thick ice radiates an ethereal blue, hovering between turquoise with hints of cobalt. Glacial ice becomes extremely dense over years of compression – squeezing, forcing out tiny air pockets between crystals… In my notes I write ‘I can’t put down what I’m seeing… it seems quite insane to be trying’.”

Janette Kerr is a painter of extreme landscape and sea. Her journey through the Arctic is charted in this exhibition.


16 June 2017
20 August 2017
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Royal West of England Academy