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As we enter into longer, brighter days, we are excited to be announcing a series of opportunities, projects and events over the summer, as well as a new special edition print.

We look forward to spending time with you by the sea, in the archives and over food.

Mairi Gillies work as the 2021 artist in residence. 

Tobar and Dualchais and ATLAS Arts Residency 2022

We are delighted to announce that applications are open for the 2022 ATLAS | Tobar an Dualchais residency this summer.

Supported with a £6,500 fee, the selected artist will be invited to undertake a two month period (which can be taken across a five-month period) of public research in the Tobar an Dualchais/​Kist o Riches (TAD) digital archive. Open to creative practitioners with an interest in oral history, archives, sound and/​or Gaelic culture and tradition, this residency aims to foster meaningful engagement with Gaelic culture and heritage and build critical and imaginative responses to the complexities of Gaelic history and cultural identity.

Deadline for notes of interest: Monday 6 June 2022, 10am

Find out more.

Chair making workshop with Malcolm Mackenzie as part of The School of Plural Futures. Image by Jordan Young

From Plockton to Portree

From Plockton to Portree is a boat project with Malcolm Mackenzie bringing people together to explore stories and relationships with the sea.

In the summer of 2022, Malcolm invites people to join him on and by the sea in a series of activities leading towards the building of two new coastal rowing skiffs and the re-staging of a race between Plockton and Portree.

The first event will be on Saturday 4 June, 1–4pm, Scorrybreac Boathouse. Join us for a collaborative boat sculpture workshop. There will be food, drink, sculpture making and storytelling. 

Bring with you a piece of wood (any shape or size, found or bought) and/or something decorative to help make the boat. And if you have one, bring a story about the sea too. No need to book.

Find out more.

A Séance: A Call and Response (film still), Ashanti Harris in collaboration with Jen Martin, 2019.

Feeling wor(l)ds

Feeling wor(l)ds is a new ATLAS project exploring how we might attend to the intimacies of place through being in correspondence with others. 

Over the summer 2022, ATLAS Arts will be in correspondence with Camille Auer (Turku), Ashanti Harris (Glasgow) and Astrida Neimanis (unceded syilx territory, Kelowna, BC) via email. 

Feeling wor(l)ds is a partnership project with Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland.

Find out
more.

Aquaculture Cradle / Creathal Dualchas Uisgeach (2022)

Limited edition screenprint by Isabel McLeish

ATLAS are delighted to be launching our newest edition Aquaculture Cradle / Creathal Dualchas Uisgeach (2022), a limited edition screenprint by Isabel McLeish. 

Through the sale of this edition, Isabel has chosen to support South Skye Seas initiative and their work with Carbost Primary developing an Ocean School: an outdoor classroom based on the shore to explore, investigate, protect and enjoy the seas and coastline around Carbost and Skye. 

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Opportunities 

 A selection of opportunities that may be of interest:
  • Tobar an Dualchais, Creatives Connections Course

  • National Library of Scotland event, Your Place | Your Album: Sea, seeing, sharing

  • Renèe Helèna Browne exhibition, A Strange Eight at the CCA

     

Take care and keep in touch x
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