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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SCREEN-IT 3 #3 // The End of the Line by Rupert Murray

  We are delighted to be screening Rupert Murray's first major documentary The End of the Line from 2009. It is based on investigative journalist Charles Clover's book of the same name where he writes about the devastating effects on ocean ecosystems by modern fishing techniques and over-consumption. Rupert Murray spent two years documenting Clover, as he confronts…

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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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Abstracted black and white film still take whilst the artist was driving across the island.

Richard Skelton // Research visit to Skye

ATLAS has commissioned artist Richard Skelton, to respond to Bethan Huws’ film Singing for the Sea, and the landscape that formed its temporary backcloth when we screened it in Skye Sailing Club in 2016.  Richard's work is informed by landscape, evolving from sustained immersion in specific environments and deep, wide-ranging research incorporating toponymy and language,…

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Image of map of North Skye with 'OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS' written across the front

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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