Range of National Galleries of Scotland merchandise features Joan Eardley work

The National Galleries of Scotland licensed Joan Eardley’s Catterline in Winter (1963) to create an exciting range of new products.

Range of National Galleries of Scotland merchandise features Joan Eardley work

Bringing the Scottish landscape indoors

Our team worked on behalf of the Eardley Estate to put in place a license agreement, outlining how the gallery could use the selected image on their products, all within 1 week. This means that a proportion of the merchandise sales goes back to the artists' estate and supports their work to maintain the legacy of the artist.

The range of products were produced in conjunction with the National Gallery of Scotland's major 2017 exhibition of Joan Eardley’s work and life, A Sense of Place, including cushion covers, tote bags, scarves and mugs.  

More about the exhibition 

Joan Eardley (1921-1963), whose images are available to browse and license through our National Galleries of Scotland collection, is one of Scotland’s most celebrated artists. The exhibition which took place in 2017, brought together her iconic paintings of Glasgow’s Townhead District and Catterline, a fishing village on the north-east coast of Scotland.

The selected image, Catterline in Winter (1963), depicts the snowy sea side town where Eardley spent much of her time. The piece displays the artist’s characteristic expressive, near abstract depiction of stormy skies, cottages and rugged coast lines. While the exhibition has since closed, a selection of its merchandise continues to be sold as part of the Galleries’ collection range. 

Find out more about Joan Eardley's work and practice here.

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Image: National Galleries of Scotland product shot, Image courtesy National Galleries of Scotland.