Gallery artist David Shrigley will be exhibiting in 'A Parliament of Lines' at Edinburgh City Arts Centre as one 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 other 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, Graeme Todd and Ainslie Yule. Shrigley will be showing three animations. The exhibition runs from 5 May until 8 July 2012.
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.
An illustrated book and events programme accompanies the exhibition.
A Parliament of Lines is a partnership project between the City Art Centre and artist / curator Euan Gray. The exhibition will travel to The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney from 30 March to 8 June 2013 and the RMIT University Gallery in Melbourne from 28 June until 17August 2013.