2021 marks the centenary of the artist Joan Eardley (1921-1963) recognized as one of Scotland’s most significant post-war artists. Eardley’s work has a sense of immediacy and power which is still felt today. Her pioneering work advanced modern painting in Scotland and it had parallels with avant-garde movements internationally.
This poetry competition invites participants to be inspired by the visual art of Eardley held in the Paisley Museum collection. What does Eardley’s work mean to you? How does it make you feel? Can you imagine Eardley’s Townhead studio? What did Eardley sense when she painted at the cliff edge in Catterline in the northeast of Scotland?
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