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


Saturday August 4 to Tuesday August 31 2018

To coincide with the 200th anniversary of the start of the Union Canal, we are delighted to bring new work by Lesley Banks to Linlithgow.
"As artist in residence at Scottish Canals I walked the entire 137 mile canal network. With such a broad spectrum of landscape to cover I spent a lot of time walking and thinking, striving to capture the individual character of each canal.
Canal towpaths provide a little bit of everything, at once rural and urban, they offer unfolding transitional scenery. Hidden in plain sight they are footnotes to the main routes. Accessible to everyone, an easy flat continuous walk, no map required. With its unhurried pace of life, forever set by the past, the canal offers an opportunity for 'slow looking'.
With this in mind I have chosen to slow down and  focus on a small section of the canal in and around Linlithgow. This attractive stretch of canal is a hive of activity, both water and towpath embraced by locals and visitors in a variety of ways. It is very much part of the community.
Through mixed media works on paper and oil on canvas I am paying attention to the changing seasons, the dramatic weather conditions and the present function of the canal for leisure.
The best journeys are worth repeating and on my returning visits to Linlithgow I am constantly  amazed at how the shifting light, from dawn until dusk, reflects and alters the water."
The exhibition will continue until August 31st.

Saturday June 23 to Tuesday July 10 2018

There is a huge range of skill and creativity in and around Linlithgow, and it is always a thrill to be able to bring new work, made locally, to The Line. For this exhibition two well known photographers - Siljes Elisabet Thorin and Paul Boyle - and ceramicist Lorraine Robson have prepared a series of new pieces which come together under the title Black is all the Colours.

This exhibition has been a while in the making, planned for the summer period when we can bring Linlithgow's talen to a wider audience - we hope you agree!

Above - Empty Vessel by Lorraine Robson

Monday June 4th to Friday June 22nd 2018

In an annual effort to keep the proprietors sane The Line will be closed from June 4 to 22 inclusive, whilst we take a short break. But have no fear, we will be back with a new show featuring Paul Boyle, Lorraine Robson and Siljes Elisabet Thorin which opens on June 24th.