What exciting developments! Following the success of our first development day – the public script-excerpt readings and Q&A session at the Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh on 17 September, and where so many of our already-treasured friends and collaborators were present – we look forward now to our first fund-raising event for the 2017 touring production: an illustrated talk on Joan Eardley’s drawings by Matilda Mitchell, here in Hebden Bridge on 31 October (all details below or on our NEWS page).
Our research and development work only becomes more and more fascinating and rewarding: we continue to meet the most extraordinary people, all connected to Joan Eardley in one way or another, be they relatives, friends, biographers, gallery personnel or Joan’s actual painting subjects! It sometimes feels to us as if Joan herself is – from the heavens – steering us towards those figures we should meet and know in order to proceed fully legitimately with our plans to tell her life and bring her works and her name to the wider British public.
Apart from our existing partners – National Galleries Scotland and Stellar Quines Theatre Company – those we have so far met, secured the support of, and engaged positively in our project are:
Alexandra Mathie, Gabriel Quigley and Simon Donaldson (actors)
Marilyn Imrie (director)
Guy Peploe (The Scottish Gallery)
Peter McCormack, Andrea O’Neill (Lillie Art Gallery)
Ann Samson, Pat Samson
Kim Canale (Wall Projects, Montrose)
Amber Foot (the Fleming Collection, London)
random arts giving.
If you too would like to HELP US to realise the 2017 UK tour of Joan Eardley: A Private View – or if you would like to assist in some other way or have any further questions regarding the project – please use the donate button below or contact us via our CONTACT page.
Please note that all donations will be acknowledged and credited in the production programme.
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