Joan Eardley (1921 – 1963)

Joan Eardley (1921 – 1963)

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Dunoon and Cowal

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17 dates between 21 May 2022 and 12 Jun 2022

Joan Eardley was one of the most original and admired British artists of her generation, and a series of exhibitions and events in 2021/2022 will mark the centenary of her birth. A painter’s painter, who created a unique visual language which has been much emulated, Eardley’s raw, yet tender, depictions of children in 1950’s Glasgow contrast vividly with her loose and expressive landscapes painted around Catterline in the North East of Scotland. Eardley’s star burned brightly in the post-war years before she died at the age of 42 in 1963. Almost 60 years later, her work is being constantly re-evaluated and rediscovered by new generations of fans. Scottish artist, writer and broadcaster Lachlan Goudie said of her: “Joan Eardley is one of the greatest painters in Scottish art history. Very few female Scottish artists have received the attention and recognition that they deserve. In my opinion however, Joan’s name would top any list that set out to acknowledge the most important female painters ever to have put brush to canvas in Scotland. No artist has painted Glasgow’s inner city the way Eardley did and very few have matched her visionary approach to painting the coastline of Scotland. Eardley broke with tradition as a painter, she broke with convention as a person and she never compromised her determination to be an honest witness of the world she saw around her.” This exhibition is a unique curation of works which are on loan from Argyll and Bute Council, West Dunbartonshire Council and The Lillie Art Gallery. The exhibition has been supported by Culture, Heritage & Arts Assembly, Argyll & Isles Heritage Horizons Programme, funded by Scottish Power Foundation. Funded by The Finnis Scott Foundation, the Robertson Trust and Creative Scotland Entry to our exhibitions is free but it does cost us money to bring them to Dunoon Hall. We would appreciate any donations to help us keep providing our exhibition program in the future.

Performances

21 May 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
22 May 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
25 May 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
26 May 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
27 May 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
28 May 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
29 May 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
01 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
02 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
03 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
04 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
05 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
08 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
09 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
10 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
11 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >
12 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon Book Tickets >