Welcome to Atlas

Based in Skye and Lochalsh, ATLAS was founded in 2010 with the aim of generating and presenting innovative and ambitious contemporary arts projects. An organisation “without walls,” we work with artists, curators, writers and the public to create work in response to a specific location or situation. We aim to inspire community interest in contemporary art by delivering a varied programme that is of local, national and international significance.

Opportunity | Digital Researcher

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Digital Researcher to become part of the ATLAS team. The position will involve reviewing current digital presence, in particular atlasarts.org.uk; research, scoping and production of a strategic document with recommendations about how to redevelop the … Read more >

Broad Reach

Broad Reach is a two-year curatorial residency at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre in North Uist. It is part of our core programme and exists as an ATLAS ‘off-site’ project. This unique programming partnership between Atlas Arts on Skye and Taigh Chearsabhagh … Read more >

Travelling Dialogues: Guest Blogs

As part of the Travelling Dialogues weekend organised in relation to Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan’s Are you LOCATIONALIZED artwork which spans the isles of Skye and North Uist,  ATLAS Arts commissioned two guest bloggers to report back on the many … Read more >

Generation: 25 years of Contemporary Art

Are you LOCATIONALIZED | Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan
An ATLAS Arts commission for Generation: 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland. ATLAS Arts is delighted to announce the inclusion of Are you LOCATIONALIZED by Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, our most recent commission, in GENERATION a major nation-wide exhibition programme showcasing some of the best and most significant artists to have emerged from Scotland over the last 25 years. Read more >

ATLAS Editions

ATLAS is delighted to announce three fantastic limited edition prints of the new maps for Portree and the Isle of Skye by J. Maizlish Mole are now available to own. Since launching the maps, they have become a “must see” in Portree, the capital of the Isle of Skye and they have become much sought after.

The artist has produced a limited, signed edition of each of these works – A Walk Around Portree (offered in two sizes) and Every Road on the Isle of Skye. Read more >

Creative Time Summit – Live Screening

ATLAS Arts is pleased to be hosting a screening of Creative Time’s 2014 Summit live from Stockholm. It is a collaboration between New York City-based Creative Time and Public Art Agency Sweden. It will be held in ATLAS’ office in Portree … Read more >

project archive

    Contemporary Memorial: Staffin Community Trust

    May 2014 – May 2015 ATLAS Arts is working with the Staffin Community Trust to produce a series of pilot commissions with a view to creating a contemporary memorial to acknowledge the 19th century crofters’ land struggle in the Staffin (Staffin – ‘place of … Read more >

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    Travelling Dialogues: Seeking guest blogger

    ATLAS Arts seeks guest blogger for: Travelling Dialogues Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September 2014 A fee and travel bursary of £130 will be offered for an individual to attend ‘Travelling Dialogues’ weekend on the Islands of Skye and North … Read more >

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    Vija Celmins at Taigh Chearsabhagh

    ARTIST ROOMS On Tour 29 March to 28 June 2014 ATLAS Arts is thrilled to be working in collaboration with Taigh Chearsabhagh to present the work of acclaimed American artist Vija Celmins.  This very special exhibition offers visitors and residents … Read more >

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    The Bothy Project: Ilana Halperin Micro Residency

    Sweenys Bothy, Isle of Eigg 3-9 May 2014 We are delighted to be supporting artist Ilana Halperin for a period of research into the geology of Skye and the western seaboard. Originally from New York, Glasgow-based contemporary artist Ilana Halperin … Read more >

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    Lùb | Loop is a contemporary project which celebrates socks, culture, people and the communities producing wool in present day Skye. The commissioned exhibition by Spincycle-Skye Lead artist Deirdre Nelson opens at the Skye & Lochalsh Archive Centre in Portree on March 4 and runs until March 25.

    Sock knitting has long been part of textile history and the economy in Skye. In the past much of the wool in Skye was spun and developed into thread for weaving with a small amount kept for knitting. The wool used for making socks often came from the left over scraps at the fanks after shearing. Knitted socks were also sold or sent on to companies outside Skye. Read more >

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    Exploring the local history and mythology of Skye from 14 different locations on the Isle of Skye. Read more >

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    Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich An Ataireachd Àrd’ The Ceaseless Surge of the Sea

    A Celestial Radio Broadcast. Read more >

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atlas blog


A brief round-up of the GENERATION Review Day held in Dundee on Wednesday 3rd December…

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Travelling Dialogues by Frances Davis

Before, between, in, on, and after: an account of the weekend in relation to some…

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Travelling Dialogues by Niki Russell

A dispersed symposium: this weekend of talks, discussion and performances were scheduled to take place…

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