Barbara Rae Arctic Scarf

In 2015 painter and printmaker Barbara Rae followed in the footsteps of explorer Dr John Rae in a journey through Greenland.

Wrap up in this striking silk scarf and submerge yourself in the frozen landscape of the Arctic.

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Colour Multicolour
Dimensions 120 x 120cm
Fabric & material Micromodal
SKU 02087975

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Product story

In 1846, inspired by living life on the edge, Dr John Rae (1813-1893)  travelled to the arctic to discover the fate of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition, and to confirm the existence of the Northwest Passage, the maritime link between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Come 2015 Barbara Rae journeyed in the footsteps of her namesake and made a body of evocative work in response to the relationship between people and the frozen landscape.

Rae’s work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. She was elected President of the Society of Scottish Artists in 1983 and was made a Member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1992 and a Royal Academician in 1996. Rae was awarded a CBE in 1999. She lives and works in Edinburgh.

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