Lines from Scotland


Fife Contemporary has commissioned independent curator Amanda Game to curate the exhibition Lines from Scotland.

It will be shown in Fife at St Andrews Museum (9 Nov 2019-22 Feb 2020) and Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (7 Mar-10 May) then a short tour starting with Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries (16 May-25 July).

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 and include: 

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham; Elizabeth Blackadder; Tom 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 Horsehair; 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.