Louise Kerr’s work is process driven and begins with the documentation of observations as drawings in visual diaries; These drawings form the basis for her sculptures.
The sculptures themselves are made using fine twine and hand sewn with cotton thread – an ancient technique known as Coiling. This is an ancient technique and a process closely associated with basket making, which allows Kerr to produce large, three-dimensional forms as well as flat works in relief. The completed works are painted. Sometimes, clay and hair is also applied.
Louise Kerr lives and works in Springwood, Blue Mountains. She has been exhibiting since 1979, after completing a Diploma of Visual Arts at Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education.
Recent solo shows include Threads Through the Landscape (2015) and Chasing the Bone Keepers (2017) at King Street Gallery on William. In 2015 Kerr presented her solo exhibition Dog Days at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.
In 2016 she was a finalist in both the Pro Hart Outback Prize and the Woollhara Small Sculpture Prize.