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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

21 July 2019

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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Group of three stools outside with a seascape at dusk behind them.

Stools | Martin Campbell & Ewan Thomson

Skye-based craftsman Ewan Thomson was invited to work in collaboration with the Glasgow-based artist, Martin Campbell, as part of Campbell’s residency at The Admiral’s House. Their brief was to create an ATLAS Edition that responded to their individual skills and their experiences of the environment whilst in Skye. Working in partnership…

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

Red Lines | Evan Roth

27 November 2018 – 10 September 2019

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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Black and white photograph showing Joanna Mackinnon shaking hands as she is presented Plunket medal by Lady Plunket in Dunedin in August 1909

Women of Skye

06 February – 14 December 2018

To mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, which gave many women the right to vote, ATLAS Arts will hold a series of events over the coming year. Some of these will focus on addressing the gender imbalance on Wikipedia by hosting ‘edit-a-thons’, with the specific aim to create articles for women of Skye who have been overlooked, as well as improving existing content for those who already feature.

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Selection of postcards screenp printed by David Lemm. They are pale blue with black designs showing the ascent of Sgurr Alasdair.

ATLAS Editions

ATLAS Editions is a range of bespoke, limited edition multiples commissioned by ATLAS Arts. ATLAS has worked with artists to produce artworks that include: Parian vases, colouring books, maps of Skye and Portree, screen printed postcards, and photographic prints.

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Photo of botanical tile design by Frances Priest

Patterns of Flora // Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats | Frances Priest

06 June 2015

Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats was a project with Edinburgh-based ceramicist Frances Priest. Drawing her inspiration from the Raasay landscape and time spent with Raasay botanist Stephen Bungard – Priest created a series of handmade ceramic artworks for permanent installation in Raasay House, on the Isle of Raasay, off the east coast of Skye.

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Image of J. Maizlish Mole's map of Portree

MAPPING PORTREE AND SKYE | J. Maizlish Mole

After weeks of walking every street, pathway and route in Portree – then driving every road in Skye, acclaimed New York based artist J. Maizlish Mole created two beautifully humorous yet practical public maps. These maps, commissioned by ATLAS in partnership with The Portree and Area Community Trust (PACT) are objects of art but also playful navigational tools for the Isle of Skye as a whole, and the town of Portree in particular where they are installed.

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