Celebrating Joan Eardley (1921-1963)
Joan Eardley was one of Britain’s most remarkable artists in the post-war period. This exhibition formed part of a programme of events organised by the Scottish Women and the Arts Research Network (SWARN) to celebrate her work during the centenary of her birth.
The focus of this second instalment of the exhibition was on Eardley paintings from the Hunterian collection, highlighting the results of research conducted at the Kelvin Centre for Cultural Heritage Research and Conservation to better understand Eardley’s use of non-traditional materials through detailed technical examination of four paintings in the Hunterian collection.
Working between two studio locations – an urban setting in Glasgow, and in the Aberdeenshire coastline village of Catterline – Joan Eardley painted distinctive works through a creative practice rooted in her bond to these specific locations.
Learn more …
View the online event organised jointly by the Hunterian and SWARN, with contributors from across Scotland.
Learn about our project to conduct a technical analysis of the paintings.
Celebrating Joan Eardley (1921-1963) took place at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow from 20th November 2021 until 8th May 2022.
Please check the Hunterian Art Gallery exhibition notice for more details.