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.

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 >

Keg de Souza: Micro Residency Kilmuir & Linicro

May & June 2014 Keg de Souza is an Australian artist working with mediums such as inflatable architecture, drawing and dialogical projects to explore the politics of space. This investigation of spatial politics is influenced by her formal training in … 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 >

SPINCYCLE-SKYE THE GREAT WELLY SOCK CHALLENGE

ATLAS Arts Great Welly Sock Challenge welly socks are now available to buy on our online shop – www.atlas-arts.myshopify.com or in various outlets in Portree including the Isle of Skye Baking Co and Isle of Skye Crafts. Read more >

project archive

    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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    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 >

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    The Bothy Project: Ilana Helperin Micro Residency

    Sweenys Bothy, Isle of Eigg 3-9 May 2014 We are delighted to be supporting artist Ilana Helperin 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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    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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    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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    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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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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Fernweh

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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