Inspired by Joan Eardley @ Aberdeen Booked! Festival

We’re excited to have the Edinburgh International Book Festival visiting Aberdeen whilst it’s ‘on the road’. During Aberdeen Booked! Festival, Edinburgh University’s Anne Galastro will be giving a talk on Joan Eardley’s Aberdeenshire. Come along for a bit of creative inspiration to take back to class and learn more about Eardley, her life and work.

Galastro is co-author of Joan Eardley: A Sense of Place, the companion to the recent exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. She will introduce Joan Eardley, her legacy, and the inspiration she found in Aberdeenshire.

Eardley was born in Sussex. Her family moved to Glasgow in 1939 where Joan attended Glasgow School of Art. Her brightly coloured paintings during her years in Glasgow were inspired by poor children playing in the streets. In 1954 Joan moved to the small North East village of Catterline where she set up her home and studio.

Her inspiration changed completely – she was captivated by the sea and landscapes – she created huge canvases which she often painted outside during the stormy weather. She died of breast cancer at the very young age of 42.The impact of her work remains keenly felt today.

Fri 25 Aug 5:30pm (60 minutes)
ACT Aberdeen
£5 / £3.50 concessions

The event will be followed by a book signing, with copies of the writer’s work available to purchase on the night.

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