Joan Eardley & Catterline
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 

Modern One
75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
OPens 16 May 2021

An extraordinary display celebrating the life of Joan Eardley, one of Scotland’s most popular twentieth-century artists.

This celebratory two-room display will mark 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 will feature 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.

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

Joan Eardley, Summer Fields, oil and grasses on board, 106 x 105cm. Collection Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art © Joan Eardley Estate