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:
[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.