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Plural futures Community meal
Saturday 25 January 2020
Lunch 12.30pm - 2pm 
Tea, coffee and chat 2 - 3pm
Mikhail Karikis, No Ordinary Protest, 2018, production photographs.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the first of many community meals this year. Come join the new team for a chat, feel free to bring a dish or just sample our CLIMAVORE / Burns menu.

This event is focused on the future, hearing your thoughts and ideas on ATLAS Arts' work. We're delighted to be screening No Ordinary Protest, a short film by artist Mikhail Karikis made in collaboration with a group of Primary School children in London.

Mikhail's film adopts the children’s science fiction novel ‘The Iron Woman’ (1993) by the British writer and poet Ted Hughes as an ecofeminist parable of the power of sound to create physical and social transformation. More info here. 
 
If we can make it easier for you to attend this event, contact ainslie@atlasarts.org.uk  or call 01478 617017
CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones
Students searing scallops with Cooking Section's Alon Schwabe in the Professional Cookery and Hospitality class at Portree High School.

Continuing the second phase of our long-term project, CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones with Cooking Sections  (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) we were welcomed back into Portree High School’s Professional Cookery and Hospitality class for the fourth session of the academic year. We learned more about the CLIMAVORE project and sustainable aquaculture practices, before collaboratively cooking up a dish of mussel risotto with seared Sconser scallops. 

This month also sees the start of six paid apprenticeships across the island, working with partner restaurants, kitchens and producers, where apprentices will share their knowledge further and develop a CLIMAVORE dish or recipe. 


On 15 January, Cooking Sections and Ainslie met with MSP Marie Gougeon, Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment, to speak about ATLAS Arts’ work and CLIMAVORE as a model of work.

This project is Supported by The Pebble Trust and Patagonia Environmental Grants Fund of Tides Foundation and the Connect Local Regional Food Fund.
 
ATLAS Arts and Art Night Co-commission
Do Ho Suh, My Homes, 2014–2017 and Passages, 2013–2016. Installation view at Christ Church Spitalfields. Courtesy the artist and Art Night 2017, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Victoria Miro, London. Photo by Thierry Bal.

Art Night celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, partnering with ATLAS for a special commission on the Isle of Skye. Curated by Art Night's Artistic Director Helen Nisbet, the co-commission will be developed with ATLAS before travelling to London for the all-night Festival, which opens on Saturday 20 June 2020.

Watch this space for news on ATLAS Arts' project, with a full artist programme for Art Night London due to be announced in March

New team member
Katharine Barrington joins the ATLAS team as Programme and Administration Assistant. We're really excited to have Katharine here in the office as we start to plan our future programme together. 

Katharine is originally from Skye and has been off and about studying and working in a variety of roles across the Arts and within the NHS. Pop in and say hello to us all and see our website for a full list of staff contacts.

See more about our team here.
What we've been up to
We've had a great month of getting to know people on Skye and in Lochalsh, visiting different community trusts and spaces, and hearing about the rich and vibrant cultural life of our local area.

As these meetings continue, don't hesitate to drop us a line - we'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions, and to hear what you think about the role of art in our lives. We're also getting to know our friends and colleagues in the cultural sector across the Highlands and Islands, hearing about the different challenges and visions that are shaping our shared cultural landscape.

All of these conversations will feed into our ongoing programme at ATLAS, as we try to think about how art organisations work and relate to the conditions around us.

 
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