Hat’s off to designer Fiona

Fiona has been invited to exhibit at the renowned London Hat Week 2016.
Fiona has been invited to exhibit at the renowned London Hat Week 2016.

A former Fraserburgh woman has been selected from a huge pool of international designers to exhibit at the highly-exclusive and globally renowned London Hat Week 2016.

Work by Fiona Muirhead-Kerr, who is based in Aberdeen but was born in the Broch, will be showcased at the exhibition which runs in the capital until October 12.

Fiona’s piece, which was inspired by Joan Eardly and her paintings of the North East coastline at Catterline, was selected for exhibition by a team of judges who saw something unique in what Fiona was seeking to achieve.

Fiona, a primary school teacher in Aberdeen by day, said: “It is a real honour to have my work chosen to exhibit at London Hat Week. Since graduating from Grays School of Art with aFirst in Fine Art in 202, I have worked hard to express my art in various media, while balancing my day-job as an art teacher and support for learning teacher, currently at Kirkhill Primary.

“I think the North east of Scotland has produced and continues to produce some amazing artistic and creative talents, many of whom, such as Bill Gibb, have been major influences on me.”

Fiona is married to North-east Region MSP Liam Kerr who said: “I am extremely proud of all Fiona has achieved and continues to achieve. Her passion for the traditions, the art and the people of the North East has always been clear to me and I find it amazing she is able to express that through her art.”