The Joan Eardley Poetry Competition was held by Paisley Museum and Art Gallery to mark the centenary year of the artist. Eardley (1921-1963) is recognised as one of Scotland’s most significant post-war artists and her legacy resonates today. The poems in the competition largely focused on location – Glasgow and Catterline – and Eardley’s broad technique, her child models in Glasgow and her ability to inspire almost sixty years after her death.
Huge congratulations to those who were awarded a winning place by the judges. Given the quality of poems, the judges decided to award the category of ‘highly commended.’ Well done to all that entered the competition. It was a pleasure to read individual responses to Eardley’s life and work.
To read the winning poems and view the Eardley collection held by Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, please follow this link https://bit.ly/JoanEardleyPoetryCompWinners
Joan Eardley, Boy on Stool, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Renfrewshire Leisure held on behalf of Renfrewshire Council © the Eardley Estate
Joan Eardley, Winter Stacks, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Renfrewshire Leisure held on behalf of Renfrewshire Council © the Eardley Estate
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