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Artist standing on wooden decking at a pier with boats in the background. She is facing an audience in the foreground and stands at a microphone.

Ragadawn | Caroline Bergvall

Ragadawn is a sunrise vocal performance to be performed outdoors from the last hours of night until the very early morning. A multisensory composition for two voices (spoken and sung), multiple languages and electronic frequencies to accompany and celebrate the rising of day.

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EGLANTINE | MARGARET SALMON

18 May – 01 July 2018

Eglantine, 2016, is the debut feature film by Glasgow-based artist Margaret Salmon. Installed in Dunvegan Castle, Eglantine, is a beautiful meditative and enchanting account of a young girl’s real and fantastical adventure in a remote forest one evening. Through the film and nature study, we follow a girl and her encounters…

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Photograph showing the great procession and women's demonstration along Princes Street in Edinburgh in 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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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…

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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…

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Arial view of Brothers' Point in Skye showing what is thought to be a quern stone quarry through circles cut out of the rock.

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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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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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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