Gillian Lever

Joan Eardley Creative Quiet Days

Together with art therapist Becky Morse-Brown, I have been preparing to facilitate some Creative Quiet Days inspired by the work of the Scottish artist Joan Eardley. The days will take place on Saturday 28th and Monday 30th October 2023 at Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House, 23A Watford Rd, Birmingham, B30 1JB from 10am - 4pm. 

Joan Eardley is one of Scotland’s most popular twentieth century artists. She was a sharp observer of both people and place, and her artist gaze was direct, truthful and unflinching. Her gritty, expressive and vibrant artwork documents the lives and landscapes of the urban and rural communities in which she lived before her death from cancer at the age of 42. As a woman and as an artist, she defied societal norms, forging her own unique and unconventional creative path. Her images from the north-east coast of Scotland will provide a nourishing visual focus for the Creative Quiet Days as participants create their own landscapes and seascapes. Each day will include space to share reflections with other group members on how Eardley inspires creative and authentic living. The days are open to all and Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House is a fully accessible space with ample parking although it is also easy to reach by public transport. We will have sole use of a classroom suitable for ‘messy work’ and access to the courtyard garden. The cost is £65 per person (to cover costs of venue hire, refreshments, and the provision of all art materials). We are also asking that people bring their own packed lunch in order to keep the cost as low as possible.

All are welcome. To enquire about places please contact.

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