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.

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 >


Spincycle-Skye is a yearlong multi-disciplinary project looking at culture, performance, music, visual arts, and crafts. Taking as its starting point the theme of spin, it draws inspiration from many areas and will explore things that revolve, turn, rotate, mirror, and repeat.

The project encompasses workshops, work-in-progress presentations, community events and exhibitions of new work across all art forms. Read more >


An exciting new opportunity for artists, performers and producers to engage in new processes or explore new ways of working, encouraging them to reach for the next level.

Funded by Creative Scotland the initiative is offering six artists bursaries between 2K & 3K and a smaller award for mentoring and skills development of between £500 & 1K. These awards will focus on the more emergent artists from this area. Read more >


A series of artist’s talks spanning a diverse range of approaches to working in the public realm. A winter series of talks was launched on the 30 November 2013 and continues on Saturday 22 February with a talk by Perthshire based artist Su Grierson; followed on Thursday 10 April by Skye based artist Caroline Dear. Saturday 10th May features Neil Mulholland Associate Head of Art, Edinburgh.

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Thomas Joshua Cooper visits Skye & Raasay

This week we were thrilled to spend time with the eminent photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper…

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On the 2nd of May, ATLAS is hosting travelling-curator project Fernweh, as it explores notions of Travel…

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All our relations at the Biennale of Sydney

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to return to Sydney for its 18th Biennale…

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