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Unravelling the role of the humble line

What's in a Line? at Watermans in Brentford inveites visitors to get hands on as they explore one of art's most basic building blocks

What's in a Line? by Andrea Tierney is at Watermans until March 20

The humble line takes centre stage in a new interactive exhibition at Watermans arts centre in Brentford.

Artist Andrea Tierney wants visitors to help her unravel its role in shaping everything from art to astronomy.

They can create their own geometric works of art using a retro overhead projector, program a computerised jotter or help weave a tapestry of colourful telephone wires.

Ms Tierney, who is using the gallery as her studio during the show, said she hopes it will make people think more deeply about the line's myriad influences on our daily lives.

"A line can be so many things. It can be part of grid, it can be an outline or it can be used to put things in perspective," she said.

"Artists think about lines all the time but most people don't give them much thought, so it's really interesting to see people's different reactions and watch them contribute their ideas, drawings or projections."

As well as having a go at the various interactive exhibits, all visitors are asked to add their thoughts on the line, in words or in the form of a drawing, to a constantly evolving artwork.

* What's in a Line? is at Watermans, High Street, Brentford, until Sunday, March 20, from 10am to 9pm daily. Entry is free. For more information, visit www.watermans.org.uk/events/whats-in-a-line.

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