Talks & Lectures | Joan Eardley & Catterline panel discussion

In response to the recently opened Joan Eardley & Catterline display at Modern One the National Galleries of Scotland hosted a panel discussion about Joan Eardley’s relationship to place in her work made in the Aberdeenshire village of Catterline.

Curator Leila Riszko chaired the discussion and was joined by artist Hannah Mooney and Professor Susannah Thompson (Glasgow School of Art) as well as Anna Carlisle and Alexandra Mathie of Heroica Theatre Company whose play Joan Eardley: A Private View premiered at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in May 2017.

The panel mention the film Three Scottish Painters (1963). This documentary on the work of artists John Maxwell and Robin Philipson as well as Joan Eardley is available to watch on the website of the National Library of Scotland's Moving Image Archive.

Talks & Lectures | Joan Eardley & Catterline panel discussion

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Joan Eardley: Land & sea-A life in Catterline (paperback)


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This beautifully illustrated book on artist Joan Eardley is published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of her birth in 2021. Joan Eardley, one of Scotland’s most loved artists, visited the coastal fishing village of Catterline in 1951 for the first time. It sparked a fascination that would last the rest of her life.

Focusing on Eardley’s relationship with Catterline, this book includes previously unpublished archival material as well as specially conducted interviews with many of those in the village who knew her best, shedding new light on Eardley’s life and artistic practice. A vivid portrait is painted both of Eardley and of the village, showing the vital part Catterline played in her development as an artist.

20 July 2021