Exciting new project about Scottish artist Joan Eardley

Stellar Quines are working in association with Heroica Theatre Company and National Galleries Scotland on a new project based on the life and work of Scottish artist Joan Eardley.


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.

Alexandra Mathie (The Air That Carries the Weight, Dare to Care, The Unconquered), and Angela Cairns, co-founders of Heroica Theatre Company, are working with director Marilyn Imrie on a new play Joan Eardley: A Private View by Anna Carlisle, which in 2017 will tour gallery spaces in the UK where Eardley’s work is on display.

Find out how you can get involved with the development of this piece including rehearsed readings at the Scottish National Gallery on 14 & 15 May.