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Current Project: EGLANTINE | MARGARET SALMON

Selection of postcards screenp printed by David Lemm. They are pale blue with black designs showing the ascent of Sgurr Alasdair.

Current Project: ATLAS Editions

ATLAS Arts is an award winning, pioneering producer and commissioner of contemporary art that creates connections between artists and audiences and responds to the unique qualities of this region, its landscape, its culture and its people.

Through their work ATLAS provides opportunities for artists to develop ambitious, often temporary, durational work in the public realm.

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PO Box 6318
Portree
Isle Of Skye
IV51 OAF

01478 611143

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EGLANTINE | MARGARET SALMON

Eglantine, 2016, is the debut feature film by Glasgow-based artist Margaret Salmon. Installed in Dunvegan Castle, Eglantine, is a beautiful meditative and enchanting account of a young girl’s real and fantastical adventure in a remote forest one evening. Through the film and nature study, we follow a girl and her encounters in the woods over one…

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Photograph showing the great procession and women's demonstration along Princes Street in Edinburgh in 1909

Women of Skye

To mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, which gave many women the right to vote, ATLAS Arts will hold a series of events over the coming year. Some of these will focus on addressing the gender imbalance on Wikipedia by hosting 'edit-a-thons', with the specific aim to create articles for women of Skye who have been overlooked, as well as improving existing content for those who already feature.

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Selection of postcards screenp printed by David Lemm. They are pale blue with black designs showing the ascent of Sgurr Alasdair.

ATLAS Editions

ATLAS Editions is a range of bespoke, limited edition multiples commissioned by ATLAS Arts. ATLAS has worked with artists to produce artworks that include: Parian vases, colouring books, maps of Skye and Portree, screen printed postcards, and photographic prints.

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The Agency of Art Symposium, Oslo

The symposium posed the pertinent question: is it possible to measure the significance and impact of art? Over the course of the event, the presentations, keynotes, panel discussions, private and group conversations explored this in various ways but what stuck with me was the statement, by the president of Stockholm School of Economics - ‘don’t let the numbers take control’.

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Arial view of Brothers' Point in Skye showing what is thought to be a quern stone quarry through circles cut out of the rock.

Contemporary Memorial // Staffin Community Trust

ATLAS Arts is working with the Staffin Community Trust (Urras An Taobh Sear) to produce a series of pilot commissions with a view to creating a contemporary memorial to acknowledge the nineteenth-century crofters’ land struggle in the Staffin area. A central aim of the commissions is for the artists to contribute to the awareness and understanding of the local community of the potentially positive impacts and benefits of a commissioned public artwork/contemporary memorial.

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Photo of Ruth Barker's performance at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Place of Pillars | Ruth Barker

Ruth Barker’s Place of Pillars (2016) was conceived as a contemporary dedication to the crofters' uprising and commissioned as part of a wider collaboration between ATLAS Arts and the Staffin Community Trust to create a memorial to the uprising through local stories and shared memories. It was performed live in both Skye and in Edinburgh as part of the 2016 Edinburgh Art Festival, and is also available to listen to and download online.

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