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Joan Eardley Exhibition (1921-1963)

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29/04/2022 10:00 - 12/05/2022 17:00


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To mark the centenary of Joan Eardley’s birth and pay homage to one of the great female artists of the Twentieth Century, Dunoon Burgh Hall will be exhibiting Eardley’s work. Dunoon Burgh Hall will be celebrating Eardley's famous portraits of children from the streets of Glasgow on loan from Argyll and Bute Council, West Dunbartonshire Council, The Lillie Art Gallery and Private Collectors.


“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.” Lachlan Goudie

The exhibition has been supported by Culture, Heritage and Arts Assembly, Argyll and Isles Heritage Horizons Programme, funded by ScottishPower Foundation.

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Image: Lillie Gallery

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