Draw the Line: Old Masters to The Beano

16 May 2016 – 23 Oct 2016

Event times

Mon to Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12.30-4.30pm
Last entry is 15 minutes before closing time.

Cost of entry

Admission Free.


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Drawing is one of the most basic and enduring of human activities. It remains one of the simplest and most effective forms of communication requiring only a pencil and paper, stick and sand or crayon and wall.


It is little wonder then that drawing includes such a vast and all encompassing range of creativity. The display features figure studies and portraiture, illustration, preparatory sketches, landscape and topography by historic and contemporary artists including Augustus John, Graeme Sutherland, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Will Maclean, Thomas Gainsborough, Amelia Long, William Gillies and Ian Fleming.

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Exhibiting artists

Amelia Long

Augustus John

Will Maclean

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Ian Fleming

William Gillies

Thomas Gainsborough

Graeme Sutherland


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