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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Skye Camanachd team photo after winning the Camanachd Cup in 1990. The players hold up the cup and display their shinty sticks

SCREEN-IT // Home by Douglas Mackinnon

As part of the celebrations to mark 125 years of the Skye Camanachd, ATLAS Arts is delighted to be screening Douglas Mackinnon’s documentary series Home, which captures Skye Camanachd winning the prestigious Camanachd Cup in 1990. It was the opening episode of a series of reality TV-style shows following island life in Skye in the early 90s.…

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Caroline Dear's silk scarf photographed from above. Bright yellow with black lines.

Windblown Grass Silk Scarf | Caroline Dear

As part of ATLAS Editions, Caroline Dear was commissioned to create a limited edition artwork that reflects her long-held interest in the plant life of the Isle of Skye. Dear was inspired by Britain's only deciduous grass, known as purple moor-grass, Molinia caerulea in Latin and Fianach in Gaelic. Dear was drawn to it because…

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Three of the Cultural Crofting Playing Cards

Dualachas Chroitearachd Cairt-Chluiche | Cultural Crofting Playing Cards

ATLAS has worked with artist Sharon Quigley and graphic designer Andy Fielding to develop a set of playing cards that explore the interconnectivity of crofting, our culture and landscape.

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ATLAS Arts is hosting a monthly archive film and discussion programme; Aithriseach (Documentary) at Home Farm Nursing Home and Budhmor House in Portree for the residents, their relatives and day visitors including those from other nursing homes in the area. The selected films are sourced from the Moving Image Archive at the National Library of…

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Looking out at Bayfield towards the oyster table with water surrounding it.

CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones | Cooking Sections

Commissioned by ATLAS Arts, CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones looks at forms of eating that address environmental regeneration through the promotion of ingredients that proactively respond to the new ecological challenges of the Scottish waters.

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Will Maclean's silver fish slice showing the motif of a herring and the name of the boat he worked on -The Misty Isle

Misty Isle Fish Slice | Will Maclean

ATLAS Arts commissioned Will Maclean to create a limited edition artwork inspired by his personal connection to the Isle of Skye. Maclean's school holidays were spent with his grandparents in Kyelakin after his parents moved to Inverness when he was three. This silver fish slice evokes his memories of the Misty Isle herring boat which…

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