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Joan Eardley & Catterline

From Sun 16 May 2021 - Sun 21 Aug 2022

This exhibition has now ended!


A small display celebrating the life of Joan Eardley, one of Scotland's most popular twentieth-century artists.

This two-room display marked 100 years since the birth of Eardley, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential painters of her generation. It offered an insight into her working practice and focuses on works produced in Catterline, the coastal village in Kincardineshire, where she worked from the early 1950s.

This was a small display of works by Joan Eardley, shown over two rooms, not a full-scale exhibition. The works featured were all drawn from the National Galleries of Scotland's collection and included nine oil paintings, 11 works on paper, and a selection of photographs and archival materials. It included some of Eardley’s most iconic paintings, such as Catterline in Winter (1963), Summer Fields (1961) and Snow (1958). Maps of Catterline, marked with the locations where the artist stood to draw and paint her subjects, was presented in the galleries, allowing visitors to trace her movements.

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