Lines from Scotland – in Dunfermline


We are delighted that the exhibition will re-open to visitors on Wed 12 Aug 2020 (until Sun 25 Oct 2020). Visitors must book one hour slots via Fife Cultural Trust’s website and this booking will open on Fri 7 Aug.

Our series of online INSIGHTS – giving viewers a chance to hear from the exhibition curator Amanda Game and some of the participating artists – will remain live on our online programme microsite

Having had a very successful showing in NE Fife, Lines from Scotland now moves down to the SW of the Kingdom and takes up residence in Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries.

Curated by Amanda Game, Lines from Scotland explores some of the many, varied ways that Scottish artists work/have worked with drawing and physical acts of mark-making as a way of developing and communicating thoughts and ideas.  It is designed to reveal something of the ever-evolving depth, diversity and richness of thinking in the arts in Scotland through linking works that spring from distinct disciplinary traditions, across media. Animation, archaeological records, botanical drawing, landscapes, portraits and designs for objects are just some of the lines that will be included.

Exhibitors span three generations: 

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham; Elizabeth Blackadder; Thomas A and Laurie Clark; Ian Hamilton Finlay; Andy Goldsworthy; Dorothy Hogg; John Houston; Susie Leiper; Michael Lloyd; Rory McEwen; Deirdre Nelson/Inge Thomson; Frances Priest; Carol Rhodes; Lizzie Sanders; David Shrigley; Lucy Skaer; Norma Starszakowna; Hanna Tuulikki/High Heels and Horse Hair; Frances Walker.

A small selection of archaeological drawings and photographic material from Historic Environment Scotland also feature to suggest some of the wider ways that human beings have drawn from and recorded their environments through time.

A 52 page, full colour publication has been produced to accompany the exhibition. Our online shop has been closed as a result of the pandemic, but we are looking at re-opening with some stock soon and hope to offer the publication for sale again (£10 + p&p). At the moment, DCL&G’s shop will remain closed.

Unfortunately, the exhibition will now not be able to tour to Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.