Located in southwest Scotland, CAMPLE LINE is an independent arts organisation dedicated to presenting thought-provoking international contemporary arts for residents of the region and visitors from further afield.


Jem Cohen, Museum (Visiting the Unknown Man), 1997
Courtesy of Jem Cohen
Sally Potter, Play 1971
Courtesy of Sally Potter and Lux, London
Rania Stephan, Memories of a Private Eye, 2015
Courtesy of Rania Stephan

We aim for CAMPLE LINE to be:

  • • A welcoming venue open to all
  • • A venue committed to integrity in the presentation of contemporary art, film and other art forms
  • • An environment for inclusive and unique experiences
  • • A stimulating resource
  • • A place to encounter the unpredictable or unfamiliar
  • • A space for fresh perspectives and new horizons
  • • An effective partner with educational, community and cultural organisations
  • • A trusted contributor to its local communities and economies


CAMPLE LINE’S mission is to:

  • • Further the general public’s access to and enjoyment of arts and culture that is of local relevance and international reference
  • • Engage audiences with material that explores the spectrum of human experiences, and inspires reflection on where we live and how we live
  • • Inspire and enable audiences to engage with people, ideas, images and objects from across the world
  • • Support inclusive and meaningful experiences and encounters for all
  • • Contribute to the cultural offer of the Nithsdale Area and to Dumfries & Galloway region