Jonathan Gibbs ~ Exhibitions January 2020

During January 2020 there was an exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery entitled Paintings, Drawings, & Wood Engravings and a parallel event showing of Illustrations by Jonathan Gibbs at the Edinburgh College of Art. These connected two aspects of theory and practice in my art-work. This is only significant because they also mark the juncture […]

A participatory textile making project by Shirley Mclauchlan.

Personalised stitching workshop Shirley Mclauchlan, Edinburgh University Public engagement. I was invited by Fashion Revolution Scotland to facilitate a personalised stitching/mending workshop. The festival was held in the Meadows in Edinburgh as part of the Climate Change festival. Workshops ran in the afternoon from 2pm-4pm, took place outside and were open to everyone. The workshops […]

Lines Seminars 2018-19

2019: Seminars: The final two, from our series of four internal seminars with invited speakers and guests – 26.02.19 Lines Seminar 3: Narrative & Time Hosted by Shirley Mclauchlan, with guest speaker – Jules Rawlinson 26.03.19 Lines Seminar 4: Narrative & Place Hosted by Mike Windle, with Jonny Gibbs 2018: Seminars: The first two, of […]

Narrative and Truth – 16th October 2018

The first of our four planned Lines Seminars for 2018/19, will take place on October 16th 2018. Narrative and Truth will be hosted by group member, John Morrison, who will introduce the guest speaker, Tom Flint. Tom Flint will be discussing the Blended Experience Framework, a tool for designing mobile applications that complement physical spaces.  […]

Catalytic Converters. 2017:

In Autumn 2017, the group held three monthly events as ‘Catalytic Converters’ to discuss and generate research ideas, stimulate interest in the group, and to look at opportunities to widen our network and group membership. These 3 salons/open forums/events, replaced the standard LINES group meetings, as an alternative format.   Mon 16/10 – The Stories […]

Boy Who Gave His Heart Away – Jonathan Gibbs

At a second Lines presentation, I showed the Boy Who Gave His Heart Away and described its literary, artistic, typographic, electronic, and printed relationships. This illustration was commissioned by Nick Wells, from whom I received an email via the Central Illustration Agency: From: Nick Wells <> Subject: Radio Times commission Date: 23 May 2016 at […]

The Wee Red Bar – Jonathan Gibbs

Lines meeting 12.X.2016 The Wee Red seems an appropriately subterranean setting for a musical accompaniment to this Lines research presentation. There is NO speech, but there are six slides during this performance of East Coast Line. This instrumental piece was inspired by a journey from Kings Cross St Pancras to Edinburgh Waverley: the rail-link between two […]

Pilgrim Post

Mike Windle, Dec 2016 Been going on a number of pilgrimages recently… this year to Little and Big Sparta, searching deeper into “How to Make Films”… and the discovery of a clutch of useful books too… ‘The cinema of poetry’ (2014) P. Adams Sitney – Historian of avant garde American cinema. All my heros are […]

A Murder of Crows

One of eight illustrations for The Lumber Room, by Saki I A MURDER OF CROWS Current research involves Illustration’s collaborative relationship with writers, editors, publishers, designers and artists. This embraces academic and professional contexts to be explored in studio pieces and commissioned work. This research also involves the ECA Drawing Book, Shaping the View and […]


Wednesday 12 Oct 1.30-5pm The Wee Red Lauriston Place, Edinburgh College of Art Lines Wee Red 2016 The lines group has a broad interest in narrative and storytelling which incorporates process, practise and structure.  We are interested in how and why we tell stories in and through visual and material culture. We are developing a […]

Temenos 2016

Last week I attended a film screening of the latest cycle of ENIAIOS by Gregory Markopoulos. This is an eighty hour film shown in parts every four years (we are about half way now – in started in 2004) on a particular hillside in Arcadia, Greece. 200 of us from all over the world camped […]

Fragile lines

    I was very moved by the book, Sanity, Madness and the Family. It sets out real conversations between young women (patients of psychiatrists R.D. Laing and Aaron Esterston) and members of their families. I selected lines from their speech where they revealed their fragility and confusion. ‘Over this bit I am a bit […]

A letter to my project

Alys Scott-Hawkins A LETTER TO MY PROJECT All are welcome to this inaugural seminar by the Lines : Design(ing) Stories research group 4-5pm, Seminar Room 2.13, Evolution House Alys’ works with animated documentary, uses drawing to explore the world and to hunt out difficult and unusual stories. Her short films have been screened at […]

Salon: ‘What we saw, did, found…’

We held our first salon this afternoon with the overall theme of ‘what we saw, did or found’. The theme allowed members to choose whether to discuss their own research or to introduce someone/thing else. We began with a fascinating presentation from Lindy Richardson on her interests in embroidery, from her archival work with the […]

The origins…

We held our first group meeting at the start of term trying to get a sense of what each member wanted from the group and how we each viewed research.  The group (like the school) is multidisciplinary but the common ‘threads’ of narrative, memory and place kept coming up and allowed us to develop our […]