Saturday September 29 to Tuesday October 25th 2018

Silk thread and wooden boards. These are not the expected materials to be found in a seascape, but as you can see above, Helena Emman's Summer light on lilting seas is not the usual seascape. Helena's wound silk pieces are a very personal and time consuming means of reflecting the movement and colour of the sea at different times of day and weather conditions, the lustre of the silk, and the fullness of the thread used to define stillness and ripple, splash and reflection as the water moves.

In this exhibition Helena brings silk works and painting to The Line from her home on Skye, each piece part of her love and understanding of the environment which surrounds her and which she clearly loves. She will also be bringing some hand crafted copper pebbles, further proof, if any were needed, of her need to interpret and understand the world around her.

We are very much looking forward to the show, and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we certainly will!

Saturday September 1 to Tuesday September 25 2018

The story of the birth and installation of The Kelpies at the Helix has been told and re-told throughout the world, and their creator, Andy Scott, has become well known. What may be less well known is the years of skill development, technique refinement and artistic understanding which underlie each and every proposal for artwork in the public arena. Each proposal for each location has, by its very nature, to be unique in order to reflect buth specific circumstances and requirements. That there are major pieces by Andy throughout the world is testament both to his expertise and the degree to which his work captures the heart.

The Line is privileged to bring both bronze castings and sketchbook detail to Linlithgow. Building on from the welcome received by the Kelpie Maquettes when shown at the Cross in 2015, and his booked out talk at Linlithgow Book Festival, we are confident that this exhibition will have a broad appeal.

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to come along and enjoy with us The One That Got Away ......

Sunday August 12th

Come along and find your inner, artistic Gongoozler!

An opportunity to be shown around the Gongoozler at The Line exhibition by Lesley Banks, and then to join Lesley in a limited number drawing class at the Canal Basin. Lesley will show some of the viewpoints she has used in her work for the exhibition and share some of her working methods with those taking part. 

Participants can bring along their own drawing materials to work with, and some will be made available on the day. Accommodation will be available in the Mel Gray Centre in the event of bad weather, and the ticket will include tea and a scone from the lovely Canal tearoom.

Meet at The Line at 12 noon to view the exhibition, and walk to the Canal Basin for 12.45. Those who prefer can meet Lesley at the basin then. The class will conclude around 3.00pm in time for tea. It is suggested that a selection of the resultant drawings be exhibited in the tea room on the Canal Fun Day on Sunday August 19th, with the public encouraged to vote for their favourite piece. The winner will be awarded a voucher for a free Town Trip on Victoria - prize kindly donated by LUCS.

Places on this class will be limited to 12, and there will be a charge of £20 per person to cover costs. Please contact to register

Saturday July 14 to Tuesday July 31 2018

Artists from the damp hollow - 
Our Linlithgow
One of the greatest pleasures in having The Line Gallery in Linlithgow has been the discovery of the many, many amazing artists who have lived, or worked, or both in the Royal Burgh. Many have shown their work at The Line over the years, others may have shown once then moved on - others we have yet to showcase. For this exhibition, which takes its title  from the Old British lynn llaith cau meaning "lake in the damp hollow", eight artists have chosen to create work which expresses a personal connection to the town - Morag Stevenson's shop front above speaks for itself, whilst Elaine Woo MacGregor, Iona Sorbie, Douglas Cook, Shona Young, Anna Divers, Lesley Anne Derks and Peter J Scott will each add work in their varied media. Victoria Ross will also be exhibiting some of her hand made dolls.
 We are looking forward to this show - and hope you will also!

Woods by the damp hollow by Elaine Woo MacGregor