Atlas Arts



David Lemm's Landshapes postcards

Archive Project: Landshapes | David Lemm

ATLAS ARTS is an itinerant arts organisation based in the Isle of Skye that celebrates and explores the specificity of place within a local, national and international context.

An organisation ‘without walls’, we are uniquely placed to deliver a contemporary arts programme in a dispersed, remote rural setting. ATLAS provides opportunities for artists to extend their practice through commissions, socially engaged projects, exhibitions, cultural exchanges, residencies, workshops, educational programmes and projects that strongly connect communities.

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PO Box 6318
Isle Of Skye

01478 611143

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Open Call for Artists // Crofters’ Memorial

APPLICATIONS INVITED from artists interested in exploring and developing a contemporary memorial to acknowledge the crofters' uprising in Staffin, Isle of Skye, in the 1880s. We are seeking artists who will challenge existing perceptions of what a memorial to a historical event can be and demonstrate imagination, boldness, and sensitivity.

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Blue and white early Warning Sign on display overlooking Portree bay

Early Warning Signs | Ellie Harrison

ATLAS has adopted one of Ellie Harrison's Early Warning Signs for 2017. Early Warning Signs is a project in which Ellie produced four signs for the Two Degrees festival in 2011. The signs 'aimed to act as beacons, utilising the brazen marketing techniques of capitalism, not as a tool to sell us more, but as a tool to remind us of the consequences of our consumption'.

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Wall in Kochi featuring the biennale's branding for 2016

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) is an international festival of contemporary visual art hosted in the city of Kochi, in Kerala, Southern India. It is India’s largest contemporary art event, and the only biennale in South Asia.Now in its third edition, it has grown in scale and reputation. I was fortunate to be selected alongside six…

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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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