Joan Eardley

When I moved to Aberdeen in 1985 to study Medicine the first poster that I bought was from Aberdeen Art Gallery. It was this wonderful painting ‘Brother and sister’ painted by Joan Eardley in 1955:

I had this poster in student halls and then in my flat:

Now in my fifties, I have made this short film:

Brother and Sister

[to play this short film please click here or on the image above]

Music credit: My body is a cage – Peter Gabriel

Archive footage credit: Moving Image Archive

The Courier of 15 May 2021 had a wonderful article celebrating the life and work of Joan Eardley [1921-1963]

Tuesday last would have been Joan Eardley’s hundredth birthday.

A few years ago I visited Hospitalfield with my wife Sian and made this short film: