Photographing Eardley at Kirkcudbright Galleries

Joan Eardley, 'Little Girl with a Squint', © the Eardley Estate
Joan Eardley, 'Little Girl with a Squint', © the Eardley Estate

Title:
Eardley Explored: The Art of Joan Eardley with Photographs

Times:
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30. Sun 11:30 - 16:30

From: 17 Jun 2023

To: 1 Oct 2023

Venue:
Kirkcudbright Galleries
St. Mary Street
Kirkcudbright
Dumfries & Galloway
DG6 4AA

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The work of Joan Eardley always presents new aspects to explore. This exhibition not only presents fine examples of her paintings of children in Townhead, Glasgow, and the landscapes and seascapes she painted in Catterline, but introduces a third location: a farm in Ettrickdale in the Borders where she spent holidays with friend Audrey Walker and her family. Walker was a gifted photographer who recorded Eardley at work in both Glasgow and Catterline, and her photographs – many of which were gifted by Walker’s family to Dumfries & Galloway Museums after her death – offer an insightful accompaniment to the paintings.

Joan Eardley in her Townhead studio by Audrey Walker, Courtesy of the Walker Family
Joan Eardley in her Townhead studio, by Audrey Walker. Image courtesy of the Walker Family

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