Royal Scottish Academy Honorary Academician

Royal West of England Academician

2011- 2016 President of the Royal West of England Academy

Visiting Research Fellow, Fine Art, UWE Bristol


Janette Kerr’s work is represented in public collections including the Maine Maritime Museum, USA, Royal Collection, London, Shetland Arts, Shetland Isles, NorthLink Ferries, Scotland, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Bergen, Norway, Dublin Office of Public Works, RWA Permanent Collection, Tallboys Bequest Bristol, Victoria Art Gallery Print Collection, Bath,

Grizedale Society, Cumbria, Colle Verde Art Trust, Tuscany and private collections world-wide.


Solo Exhibitions 

2020 Sea States, Cadogan Contemporary, London 

2018 Slader’s Yard Gallery, Bridport, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire,

Cadogan Contemporary, London

2017 Arctic Air: an absolute difficult beauty - RWA Small Gallery, Bristol

2016 An Uncontrollable Force - Cadogan Contemporary Gallery, London  

2015 Paintings from the Sea - Cadogan Contemporary Gallery, London,

New Work from Shetland Kilmorack Gallery, Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour

2014 Meteorological Musings - Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK

2013 Kystmuseet i Øygarden, Bergen, Norway

2012 Marine Research Institute, and Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Bergen, Norway

Sixty Degrees North, Cadogan Contemporary, London, Sea Drawing - RWA, Bristol

2011 World Meteorological Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland, Janette Kerr: Extreme Wave theory - Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland Isles, Royal Geographic Society, Kensington, London,

Janette Kerr: On the far edge Sir Terry Frost Gallery, King’s School, Worcester, Sea Drawings, UWE, Bristol, UK

2010 St Giles Gallery, Norwich, UK

2009 Origin Gallery, Dublin, ROI, Peripheral Visions - Cadogan Contemporary Gallery,London

2007 Edge, Hybrid Gallery, Honiton, Janette Kerr - Seascapes, St Giles Gallery, Norwich


Group Exhibitions and Projects 

2020 Cadogan Contemporary: 40 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Landlinks/Groundwork Walk project, Somerset Reacquainted - Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury, Annual Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy

2019 John Davis Gallery, Pre-Christmas & New Year Exhibition; Moreton-in-Marsh,

Igniting Sight: contemporary artists inspired by Turner, Slader's Yard, Bridport

Annual Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy 

Wales Contemporary 2019 Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven, and Mall Galleries, London

Black Swan Open, Frome, Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire

2018 Currents: Ways of seeing water, Slader's Yard Contemporary Gallery, Bridport, Annual Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Fragile Latitudes, The Step Gallery, Arizona State University, USA, Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, A Case for Place - interdisciplinary project with Land 2, Steel Rooms Gallery, Brigg, UK 

2017 Confusing Shadow with Substance - installation Janette Kerr & Jo Millett, Shetland Museum, Janette Kerr & Malcolm Ashman - Andelli Art, Wells, Somerset, Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour

2003-2020 Royal West of England Academy Annual Autumn Exhibition, Bristol

2014-2020 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2016 Radiance - Sladers Yard, Bridport, Scottish Artists Inspired by the Sea, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire

2012-16 Royal Academy Summer Show, London

2014 The Power of the Sea: Making waves in British Art, RWA, Bristol, 20x20 – Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland, Small works - Hilton Fine Art, Bath, Birmingham & Beyond: 200 Year Celebration - RBSA, Birmingham, Hilton Fine Art, Bath, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, A2 Gallery, Wells, UK, Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour 

2013 Sladers Yard, Bridport, Small Works, Cadogan Contemporary, London, The Wilder Shores of Love, Hilton Fine Art, Bath, Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour, Works on Paper - Cadogan Contemporary, London, 30th Anniversary Exhibition - Cadogan Contemporary, London, Abstraction - Cadogan Contemporary, London, Open Studios, Somerset

2010 Air Gallery, Wells, Somerset, Hampshire Art Fair Hampshire, Open Painting Exhibition RWA, Bristol

2010-7 Cadogan Country Art Show, London UK & Hampshire, Kilkenny Arts Festival - Fine Art & Applied Art, Ballyduff House, ROI

2009 Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny (Kilkenny Arts Festival), ROI, Irish Art Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour, Around the British Coastline, Richard Hagen Gallery, Broadway,

West Country Artists, Bowlish Gallery, Bowlish, Somerset, Workshop Wales Gallery, Fishguard, Wales

2009/8 Affordable Art Fair, London

2008 Night: A Time Between - Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, Edinburgh Art Fair (Bowlish Gallery), Scotland

2007 Earth, Rook Lane Chapel, Frome Art Festival, Somerset, Micro-Macro, Queens Street Gallery, Emsworthy, Hampshire, Affordable Art Fair (Bowlish Gallery), Bristol, Inspires Gallery, Oxford, Alpha House Gallery, Sherbourne, Dorset, Quartz Visual Arts Festival, Taunton, Somerset, Bowlish Contemporary Gallery, Bowlish, Somerset, Sadler Street Gallery, Wells, Somerset, Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour


Residencies since 2006

2020 Nes International art residency, Skagaströnd, NW Iceland

2016 Arctic Circle Programme expedition 

2012 Meteorological Institute, Bergen, Norway, Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall​               

2010 The Booth, Shetland

2012 Shetland Fishing stations – research project 

2006/08/09 Cill Rialaig, International artists & writers retreat, S Ireland



2020 Creative Scotland collaborative project tour: Confusing Shadow with Substance

2019 Black Swan Open - local artist prize

2017 Creative Scotland – collaborative project: Confusing Shadow with Substance

2014 MET, Norway: funding to attend Extreme Wave International Conference

2012/10 Arts Council England - Professional Development & Research, Turning Point South West Bursary, The Penzance Convention, NorthLink Ferries travel support, Extreme Wave Theory project,

Richard Hagan Gallery research project 

2000 Windle Trust Bursary 

1999 David Murray Studentship Award, Royal Academy Schools

1996 Ruskin/Colle Verde Travel Bursary 

1995 1st prize, Laing Landscape Art (SW)