Team & Contact

ATLAS Arts is currently a team of four people, who work to organise the programme collectively. We are currently working from home due to COVID-19. On a normal week you will find ATLAS’ staff walking or driving around Skye, Raasay or Lochalsh – putting up posters, visiting people, checking zine libraries haven’t blown away, delivering equipment – or in wellies and waterproofs setting up for an event.

We are a small team, and we share responsibilities for some tasks between us such as social media updates, bookkeeping and cleaning. Below are descriptions of each team member’s roles and interests:


Yvonne Billimore and Joss Allen Co-Artistic Directors (maternity cover) / Alternative Economies Manager

Yvonne Billimore and Joss Allen

Co-Artistic Directors (maternity cover) / Alternative Economies Manager
yvonne@atlasarts.org.uk / joss@atlasarts.org.uk

While Ainslie is on maternity leave we are stepping in to help support the team. We will be working on ATLAS's strategic plan, fundraising and developing a new project over 2022. Joss is also the Alternative Economies Manager and is further developing the role over the coming months. We share an interest in practices of making, sharing and ways of coming together through art.

This picture documents us drying and sorting rows of pink, purple and white borlotti beans (from our garden) on our kitchen table with our morning coffee.


Katharine Barrington

Programme & Administrative Assistant
katharine@atlasarts.org.uk

My role is to provide support to the team, the artists and communities we work alongside, that might be putting together our newsletter, dashing to the post office, or research in the archive centre. Get in touch with me if you have any access questions, want to come along to one of our events or if you're not sure who in the team to contact, try me and I can point you in the right direction.


Heather Fulton Producer

Heather Fulton

Producer
heather@atlasarts.org.uk

In my role, I work with artists and communities across Skye, Raasay, Lochalsh, and beyond to plan and deliver the artistic programme. I’m interested in how art can create shared experiences and foster understanding between people and the environments we inhabit. This photo is from our Seed Stewardship project, with seeds and zines in our libraries across Skye and Lochalsh and a wonderful garlic gift from our friend Harriet.

Send me an email if you want to know more about our programme and how to get involved, or simply wish to say hello!


Samir Sharif

Assistant Producer
samir@atlasarts.org.uk

I joined ATLAS Arts as Assistant Producer in January 2021. I assist with the planning, production and delivery of ATLAS’ cultural programming across Skye and Lochalsh - supporting where I can - and learning at every level of the process. I’m interested in the nature of things, from people to plants through to planets and what this means to the commonality of our existence. There’s a catharsis to art, whatever the medium, which I think is deeply important.


Ainslie Roddick

Artistic Director (on maternity leave from Nov 2021)
ainslie@atlasarts.org.uk

I am responsible for the care of the team and for creating structures for ATLAS' artistic and strategic work to unfold. I oversee financial management, fundraising and operations too.

The Making Publics Press at ATLAS is one of my favourite things. I set up an open source publication studio at the CCA in Glasgow, and The Glasgow Seed Library too, and I love the conversations that come from these things. Making a book with another person is a magical process and sending a book out into the world that might not otherwise exist is one of the best parts of my job.