Atlas Arts




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
Isle Of Skye

01478 611143

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Portree High School pupils working in pairs in the home economics classroom, with bowls filled with flour on the counter and seaweed rehydrating.

CLIMAVORE: Educate | Cooking Sections

CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones is a long-term project by ATLAS Arts and Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe), which began in 2016. Phase two of the project, CLIMAVORE: Educate, aims to build on the initial research conducted and the public programme to engage younger generations in a pilot education programme. The core of…

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Luminate Festival 2019 – Eileanach / Feamainn & Film

We are delighted to be part of this year's Luminate: Scotland’s creative ageing festival, at Tigh na Drochaid Resource Centre. We invite you to join us for a week-long programme of events for older people living in the Isle of Skye, exploring local history and cuisine. Includes cookery demonstrations and conversation, where you're invited to…

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Sandy beach with five sandcastles in the foreground with the white moulds used to make them sitting alongside. Two people and a dog walk along the shoreline in the background.

First There is a Mountain | Katie Paterson

ATLAS Arts is one of twenty-five coastal arts organisations around the UK to feature First There is a Mountain by Katie Paterson. It involves the creation of a set of ‘buckets and spades’ in the form of world mountains, from which the public will build mountains of sand across the UK coastline and play out the world’s natural geography against a series of tidal times. Each pail is a scale model of five of earth’s mountains: Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Shasta (N. America), Mount Fuji (Asia), Stromboli (Europe), and Uluru (Oceania), nested together in a set.

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Young man with a baby in a sling on his front builds a sand castle.

First There is a Mountain

Join us for a special event to transform Glenbrittle Beach into sand mountains as part of artist Katie Paterson's new participatory artwork First There is a Mountain. The artist has created of a set of ‘buckets and spades’ in the form of world mountains. Each pail is a scale model of five of earth’s mountains: Mount…

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Red Lines, Evan Roth (2018). An Artangel commission. Photograph Matthew Andrews.

Red Lines | Evan Roth

Red Lines is a pioneering new project by Evan Roth which involves a network of mesmerising video landscapes streamed free to your home or workplace. ATLAS Arts has partnered with Artangel to bring this project to Skye, installing the Red Lines in the ATLAS office, which overlooks the harbour in Portree.

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Joint commission | Ewan Thomson and Martin Campbell

After meeting Martin at the Admiral's House studio and seeing how inspired/excited he was at being 'back in nature' we decided to go for a walk to 'go shopping' both for materials and for inspiration. I knew a spot for getting good stuff. We talked, walked and found things we liked. The colour palette of…

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