I’m delighted to see my article ‘Unexpected Eardley’ in the latest issue of The Fleming Collection’s Scottish Art News magazine. It discusses unusual places where you can find paintings by the leading Scottish artist Joan Eardley.
The Fleming Collection is a marvellous holding of Scottish art, dating from the seventeenth-century to the present day. It forms the starting-point for exhibitions, events and publications, mainly staged outwith Scotland. Its Scottish Art News magazine covers the key issues in the Scottish art world and is a must-read! The latest edition has a focus on Joan Eardley (1921-63), given that it is her centenary year. Information about the centenary celebrations can be found on the Scottish Women and the Arts Research Network (SWARN) website.
The ‘Unexpected Eardley’ article was inspired by my recent Art UK curation and map about paintings by her in UK public collections. You can find the curation here and the map here. Who knew that significant works can be found in unexpected locations from an Argyll & Bute Council school to a National Trust former abbey? The magazine can be read on-line and paper copies are also available.