Welcome to Atlas

ATLAS Arts seeks to be a pioneering producer and commissioner of contemporary art that will create connections between artists and audiences, and respond to the unique qualities of this region, its landscapes, its culture and its people.

ATLAS opens up the potential for artists to make extraordinary ideas happen in unusual and unexpected places, inspiring audiences and participants to explore new horizons.

Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats

ATLAS Arts is delighted to announce the launch of Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats, which sees ATLAS Arts working with Frances Priest and Raasay House on a multifaceted project to launch in June 2015. Read more >

GATHER | CONNECT | INSPIRE

ATLAS Arts invites you to attend a two-day event on 14 & 15 May 2015 that aims to inspire creativity, create connections and exchange skills. Read more >

PATTERNS OF FLORA | LAUNCH WEEKEND

Patterns of Flora| Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats is a layered project in which ATLAS Arts has worked with artist Frances Priest to develop a series of handmade, ceramic artworks for permanent display in Raasay House, on the Island of Raasay.

To launch the project ATLAS Arts is hosting a weekend of activities that begins with a talk by the naturalist and wildlife writer, Sir John Lister-Kaye. Read more >

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    Skye Arts Partnership Announce Successful Applicants for 2015

    Skye Arts Partnership announce successful applicants for 2015. Local artists receive funding to create new work, learn new skills and take their practice to another level. A diverse range of artforms are represented in the second round of bursaries that have been awarded to nine talented artists from Skye & Lochalsh. The successful candidates are… Read more >

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    Spincycle-Skye – Nick Hand | From Spin to Spin

    Spin to Spin is a collection of sound slides recorded on a bicycle journey taken by Bristolian designer and photographer Nick Hand around Skye and adjacent mainland Lochalsh in 2013. It is the penultimate element of Spincycle-Skye which will be completed in June 2015 with the launch of Frances Priests Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats. Read more…
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    Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats

    ATLAS Arts is delighted to announce the launch of Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats, which sees ATLAS Arts working with Frances Priest and Raasay House on a multifaceted project to launch in June 2015. Read more >

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    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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    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 … Read more >

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    INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY WITH CERAMIC ARTIST

    The opportunity has arisen for a short, paid internship with a successful ceramic artist based in Edinburgh. Read more >

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    BBC TEN PIECES | CREATIVE RESPONSE | THE RESULTS

    Project involving ATLAS Arts, David Lemm and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra   The residency of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on Skye from 10 – 13 February 2015 as part of the BBC’s Ten Pieces initiative, was the catalyst for additional … Read more >

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    BBC TEN PIECES | CREATIVE RESPONSE

    Project involving ATLAS Arts, David Lemm and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on their residency in Skye. Read more >

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    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 >

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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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    SPINCYCLE-SKYE FOLLOW A LOOP

    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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    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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    CÒMHLAN BHEANNTAN / A COMPANY OF MOUNTAINS

    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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LOOKING BACK IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD

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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