Atlas Arts




Current Projects

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

Eilean Fuinn | Richard Skelton

07 – 23 September 2017

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

CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones | Cooking Sections

14 – 24 September 2017

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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Old, black and white photograph showing the view from the road down through Staffin before the building of majority of the houses.

Contemporary Memorial // Staffin Community Trust

ATLAS Arts is working with the Staffin Community Trust (Urras An Taobh Sear) to produce a series of pilot commissions with a view to creating a contemporary memorial to acknowledge the nineteenth-century crofters’ land struggle in the Staffin area. A central aim of the commissions is for the artists to contribute to the awareness and understanding of the local community of the potentially positive impacts and benefits of a commissioned public artwork/contemporary memorial.

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David Lemm's Landshapes postcards

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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Film still from Singing for the Sea by Bethan Huws

A Work for the North Atlantic

24 August 2016 – 24 August 2017

This is a year-long project that began with ATLAS working with London-based Artangel, to bring a work by internationally acclaimed artist Bethan Huws to Skye. Singing for the Sea, a film-work made in 1993, documents a group of eight female Bulgarian singers known collectively as the Bistritsa Babi performing traditional songs on Sugar Sands, Northumberland, on the coast of the North Sea.

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Photo of Anne Martin and Jason Singh performing live

Ceumannan // Footsteps | Anne Martin and Jason Singh

Ceumann // Footsteps brings together contemporary sound artist Jason Singh with Skye-based Gaelic musician Anne Martin in an intercultural exchange exploring the artists’ personal biographies. Drawing from parallels in the landscapes, storytelling of the Isle of Skye and Northern India and the complementary harmonic traditions of Gaelic and Indian Raga they co-created new musical compositions.

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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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Blue and white early Warning Sign on display overlooking Portree bay

Early Warning Signs | Ellie Harrison

ATLAS has adopted one of Ellie Harrison’s Early Warning Signs for 2017. Early Warning Signs is a project in which Ellie produced four signs for the Two Degrees festival in 2011. The signs ‘aimed to act as beacons, utilising the brazen marketing techniques of capitalism, not as a tool to sell us more, but as a tool to remind us of the consequences of our consumption’.

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