An extraordinary display celebrating the life of Joan Eardley, one of Scotland's most popular twentieth-century artists.
This celebratory two-room display marks 100 years since the birth of Eardley, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential painters of her generation. It will offer an insight into her working practice and focus on her works produced in Catterline, the coastal village in Kincardineshire, where she worked from the early 1950s.
All drawn from the National Galleries of Scotland's collection, the display features nine oil paintings, 11 works on paper, and a selection of photographs and archival materials. It will include 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, will be presented in the galleries, allowing visitors to trace her movements.
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Parking for visitors is available at both Modern One and Modern Two. A donation is requested of £3 for up to 4 hours and £6 for 4-8 hours. Our payment meters have contactless capability.
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.
In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.
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We will be limiting the number of visitors in each gallery at any one time. To manage this we've instituted a free, timed ticketing system for both venues.
Admission is free, but tickets must be booked in advance.
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