A Parliament of Lines will exhibit the work of fifteen contemporary Scottish artists (or those who have been through the Scottish education system), most working at an international level, and all of whom use drawing as an important element in their practice. The artists are: Charles Avery, Paul Chiappe, Layla Curtis, Nathalie De Briey, Moyna Flannigan, Luca Frei, Euan Gray, Sam Griffin, Marie Harnett, Callum Innes, Alan Johnston, Andrew MacKenzie, David Shrigley, Graeme Todd and Ainslie Yule.
The exhibition is built around 5 broad themes, each used to link the work of a number of the artists involved. The themes are: The Body, Architecture/Landscape, Minimal Abstraction, Reproduction/Photography, and Sculptural Investigation.
The work, most of which has been created specially for the show, ranges from the exquisite tiny drawings of Paul Chiappe and Marie Harnett to a site specific wall drawing by Alan Johnston and an installation by Nathalie de Briey.
An illustrated book and events programme accompanies the exhibition.
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