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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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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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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Logo of the Scottish Rural Awards 2018. Purple circle on a white background.

ATLAS Arts shortlisted for a Scottish Rural Award

ATLAS Arts is thrilled to have been shortlisted for a 2018 Scottish Rural Award in the Conservation and the Environment category. We were selected as a finalist because of our ethos and commitment to exploring issues relating to the environment. Our artistic programme focuses on the pressing issues of contemporary and rural life in order to…

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'SCREEN-IT' logo


SCREEN-IT is ATLAS’ film and moving image programme, showcasing the best in artist moving image from across the globe. The programme aims to foster a critical forum, encouraging engaged discourse around the themes explored at each event. SCREEN-IT is a regular monthly event during the winter season, which has expanded to encompass large-scale screening events in partnership with Lisson Gallery, Lux Scotland, Dunvegan Castle, Skye Live and Transit Arts.

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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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A photograph at sunset looking west across the sea to the Outer Hebrides

Eilean Fuinn | Richard Skelton

Eilean Fuinn is an ATLAS Arts commission by Richard Skelton. Installed in the Scorrybreac boathouse, Portree, this evolving sound work comprises four discrete channels of sound, each repeating over long durations (between one and two hours) but at variance with one another. It will therefore subtly change over the course of its installation.

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