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Current Projects

Plural Futures: Archive Residency

Performance artist Catherine Weir began her digital residency with Tobar an Dualchais and ATLAS this month, joining ATLAS Director Ainslie on a 3-day course hosted by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig to get an in-depth introduction to the Tobar an Dualchais collection. The course included lectures and workshops with folklorist and anthropologist…

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Fortune teller held by a pair of hands

Plural Futures

‘Plural Futures’ is a thread running across ATLAS projects in 2020. It includes film events, artworks, collective-making, meals, discussions and long term processes of work. It is organised by ATLAS Arts in collaboration with community groups around Skye and Lochalsh. This programme is about thinking about many different kinds of…

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Gathered at the oyster table to launch the CLIMAVORE apprenticeships 2019. Cloudy, threatening sky.

CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones

CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones is a long-term project that 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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What can we learn about love from Lichen?

16 – 19 June 2021

Across venues in Skye and London, Isabel Lewis will stage a “hosted occasion” bringing together performance, music, storytelling, and conversation with special guests.

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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


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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Nowhere Art Club

Nowhere Art Club is an art and dance club led by Skye’s 14-17-year-olds and Molly Danter – a dancer, artist and storyteller from Edinbane.

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Lunchtime Talk Series

02 February – 23 March 2021

Join us on Tuesday lunchtimes throughout February and March for a new series of online artist talks, bringing together a range of artists and speakers reflecting on the history, heritage and reality of life in the Highlands and Islands.

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The Making Publics Press at ATLAS Arts

The Making Publics Press // Publication Studio

19 November 2020

The Making Publics Press is a book making studio, which has all the equipment you will need to design, print, bind and trim your own books and publications.

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Plural Futures: Film Commission artist Andrew Black

29 September 2020 – 24 February 2021

ATLAS are working with Skye Climate Action on a Plural Futures community-led film which looks at histories and mythologies of activism, migration, oral history, storytelling, land struggle and colonial wealth on Skye. Beginning with an oral history gathering and series of public events for the first few months, we are working towards…

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The Skye Zine Library

The Skye Zine library is a new communal zine project. You are invited to make and share your own zines and mini publications via distribution points across Skye and Lochalsh.

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Archive Projects