Joan Eardley 100 Exhibition
Dunoon Burgh Hall

195 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DFD
29 April – 12 June 2022
Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

‘Joan Eardley – In Conversation’ 
Preview Thursday 28th April from 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Jan Patience will host an informal discussion with the Samson ‘girls’ Ann and Pat during the opening event where they talk about their memories of ‘Aunty Joan’.Jan Patience is the Visual Arts Columnist for the Herald and the Sunday Post and is co-chair of Women in Journalism Scotland.

Free Entry but tickets required for this event and can be found online.

Joan Eardley was one of the most original and admired British artists of her generation. 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.

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, The Finnis Scott Foundation, the Robertson Trust and Creative Scotland.

Girl with a Poke of Chips, oil on canvas with newspaper.

Joan Eardley, Girl with Pink Hat, oil on canvas, 1956.
Private collection. © Joan Eardley Estate, Photo credit: Lillie Art Gallery