The Great Lines

The Great Lines is an exhibition developed by artist Karen Rann that explores the invention of contour lines by Newcastle-born mathematician Charles Hutton.  Learn about the curious story of their early use through a display of original maps, books and artworks by the artist.

Karen Rann has visited places first mapped, uncovered the maps themselves (where they still exist) and discovered the stories of the people who created them.  Through walking, writing and creating artwork in response, Karen has developed this exhibition, a blog and a publication (in progress).

The Great Lines, Fri 3rd – Sat 25th June, The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

Find more about the Lit & Phil and opening times here.  For information about the exhibition and associated events click here.

Find more information about the project here.

VARC has been pleased to be able to support this project by one of its first artists in residence.  The project also received funding from Arts Council England.