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Joan Eardley: A Private View
Thu 1 June 2017, 19:30 – 21:30 BST
Joan Eardley was an extraordinary painter who, quite simply, died before she had finished. As an artist she remains unsung. Best known in Scotland where she was not born; rarely heard of in England where she was.
Heroica Theatre Company - with the support of National Galleries Scotland and Stellar Quines Theatre Company - is creating a new journey for Joan Eardley: one which brings her back to new life, and follows her as she makes her way through joys and frustrations, friendships and solitary stretches, disillusionments and disappointments - as well as passions and triumphs.
This interactive promenade piece by Anna Carlisle - directed by Marilyn Imrie and starring Alexandra Mathie - will take you, quite literally, along with 'Joan' as she paints, ponders - and pursues her very unusual lifestyle. Meet her 'children', her friends and her lovers, hear the sounds of the streets and the Catterline coast and become a living part of her painting day.
The production tour of Joan Eardley: A Private View come to you through the generous support of Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and random arts giving.