Planting Seeds

Austin punk rocker plants seeds around the world with latest artistic endeavor

Austin punk rocker plants seeds around the world with latest endeavor

Editor's note: CultureMap is proud to present the latest installment in our partnership with KLRU's documentary series Arts in Context. This unique series celebrates stories about the arts in Austin and the people who make this such a vibrant and creative city.

Tim Kerr is best known as a musician and co-founder of the influential Austin-based hardcore band the Big Boys, but he also has made a name as an artist and painter on canvas and murals around the world. Focusing primarily on important historical figures from the past, Kerr uses his art to inform and inspire the next generation of artists to carry on the torch of artistic revolution.

Kerr has been an influence to many punk music fans, including Fun Fun Fun Fest founder Graham Williams, who named the former fest and new music fest Sound on Sound after Kerr's songs.

KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire, and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique — whether music, arts, or public issues — by creating and distributing award-winning original content. KLRU produces several series including Austin City Limits, Arts in Context, Central Texas Gardener, Civic Summit, and Overheard With Evan Smith. As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Tim Kerr KLRU Arts in Context
Austin's Tim Kerr is the founder of influential '80s hardcore rock band Big Boys. Photo courtesy of KLRU-TV
Tim Kerr KLRU Arts in Context
Kerr aims to inspire others to create. Photo courtesy of KLRU-TV
Tim Kerr KLRU Arts in Context
Tim Kerr KLRU Arts in Context