Great Lines Exhibition Thursday 19th to Sunday 29th April 2018 at the Alan Reece Gallery, John Muir Trust, Station Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5AN

Alongside the exhibition of drawings, models and maps will be a series of events/activities organised together with Artlink and the John Muir Trust. Further details soon (some activities to be based from a temporary yurt at the foot of Schiehallion). Two events are free and open to the public (though places are limited and must be booked):

A Contour Walk on Sunday 22nd April. This will be an exploratory walk along one altitude of Schiehallion observing the differences between South and North faces. Meeting in the car park, a place can be booked through eventbrite (not suitable for children).

An afternoon of talks (and music) titled Four Views of Schiehallion’, Saturday 28 April, 1-4pm at River Room, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port Na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR. Places bookable through eventbrite. Speakers are:

Chris Fleet: Perambulations around Schiehallion: maps, landscape and society in late 18th century Perthshire

Karen Rann: The Great Lines: exploring the invention of contours and other depictions of mountain on map

Robin Johnson: Charles Hutton, the Schiehallion experiment and the mean density of the Earth

Liz Auty: A year on fairy the mountain, wildlife, people and trees


Maps and Mapping II – a roundtable Friday 8th December 2017, 2.30-5pm

Cultural Significance of Place: An interdisciplinary research group based at Newcastle University (Room 3.39, Armstrong Building)

Featuring presentations from:

Dr Jo Hicks (NUHRI Research Fellow, Newcastle University)

Isabel Williams (Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University)

Karen Rann (artist)

Dr Russell Foster (Dept. European & International Studies, Kings College London)
Chair: Dr Emma Coffield (Media, Culture, Heritage, Newcastle University)

Further details:

Photo taken by N Duggan

British Cartographic Society – Society of Cartographers Conference

Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham, DL5 6NL

5th to 7th September 2017

To book a place use the link

Karen  will be showing models and related work throughout the Conference and will be giving a talk about the project on the Thursday morning.

Open Studio Event, VARC Visual Arts in Rural Communities

A Sharing Day with the opportunity to meet Artist in Residence Lucy May Schofield. Also on show, models from the Great Lines Project and copies of the publication (2nd Edition)


The Great Lines Exhibition

Open from Thursday 2nd till Friday 24th June 2016

At the Literary and Philosophical Society in Newcastle, NE1 1SE

Alongside artworks will be material held by the Lit & Phil pertaining to Charles Hutton: inventor of contour lines.

Also at the Lit & Phil, Monday 6th June, 6.00pm. ‘Charles Hutton: scientist, mathematician and the density of the Earth’, talk by Prof. Robin Johnson.

And Saturday 11th June, 10am till noon ‘Fantasy Maps’ FREE creative drop-in for families.


Saturday, April 23rd  2016

In View: Five viewpoints on a landscape

I showed ‘works in progress’,  gave a short talk and facilitated a practical walk-based activity. See VARC website for further details.

Highgreen, Tarset, Northumberland, NE48 1RP

sharing day leaflet