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Through Line marks the culmination of a series of four group exhibitions* at the City Art Centre, spotlighting contemporary art and craft practice in Scotland. It features work by nine artists - David Connearn, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Andrew Lamb, Charles Poulsen, Frances Priest, Lara Scobie, Susan Mowatt, Rhona Taylor and Michael Walton.

Spanning an array of artistic mediums including ceramics, drawing, jewellery, painting, printmaking, poetry and textiles, the ‘through line’ or common visual thread of this show is the use and exploration of line in the artists’ diverse practices. The exhibition looks at the beauty and versatility of the line - from the simplicity of a single stroke to intricate linear patterns - and the impact it can have on our visual experiences.

 *Beneath the Surface (2019/2020), Tapestry: Changing Concepts (2021/2022), Deep Rooted (2023/2024)


The following organised groups can visit free of charge. Please book in advance by contacting 

  • Secondary schools accompanied by a teacher 
  • Further and higher education groups accompanied by a lecturer
  • Adult education groups accompanied by a group leader - This group has to be affiliated with a local authority education department or local authority community centre and be able to evidence this
  • We are also delighted to offer free exhibition entry for Ukrainian families and their Scottish host families

Through Line

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