Leslie Thompson ‘Valley of the Gwanji’ (2019) illustration on paper. Photo: Martin Livesey

Nils McDiarmid, Leslie Thompson, Robin Wise
It’s in the detail
Project Ability Gallery
1st floor, Trongate 103, G1 5HD
24 Apr — 10 May 2020
Fri 24 April – Sun 10 May Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm Tue 12 May – Sat 30 May Tues – Sat, 10am – 5pm

It’s in the detail brings together work by three artists based in different cities across England and Scotland who have much more in common than their medium: Nils McDiarmid from Edinburgh, Leslie Thompson from Manchester, and Robin Wise, who lives in Aberdeen. All three predominantly make drawings, mostly using black ink on paper. They also share a love of intricate pattern and line in creating works that imbue recognisable images with new energy and life.

Thomson is undertaking a three-day residency in the gallery, during which visitors can watch the artist working live as he steadily builds up his drawings. This is a fascinating opportunity to gain an insight into the creative process.