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Welcoming new ATLAS publications A Commonplace Book of ATLAS and A Person Is Not an Individual.

As the year draws to a close, ATLAS welcomes not one but two new publications that celebrate and share the collective work, projects and practices of ATLAS and our numerous collaborators and friends. 

A Commonplace Book of ATLAS edited by Emma Nicolson and Gayle Meikle, brings together over 25 contributions to chart ATLAS Arts’ activity from its beginnings in 2010 until 2018. Containing beautiful illustrations, documentation and rich reflections, a history and book to hold dear. Printed as a limited edition of 250 copies, the books are available to buy from our website from today. 

This month also sees the launch of the first School of Plural Futures publication A Person Is Not an Individual edited by Emmie McLuskey and Sebastian Taylor. It also holds over 25 contributions from participants and supporters of the school. We welcome you to join us for the launch at Skye Gathering Hall on the 18th December where you can bind your own copy on our Making Publics Press. As part of the launch celebrations we are screening Dàn Fianais, a film by Andrew Black made with over 60 people with connections to Skye and Lochalsh. More details on the day's programme below.  

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A Commonplace Book of ATLAS

A Commonplace Book of ATLAS. Image Andy McGregor.

This December we welcome the release of A Commonplace Book of ATLAS edited by Emma Nicolson and Gayle Meikle. 

Featuring contributions from Ruth Barker, Cooking Sections, Shona Cameron, Keg de Souza, Ilana Halperin, Katy Hastie, Roger Hutchinson, Lucas Ihlein, Moira Jeffrey, In the Shadow of the Hand, Angela McClanahan-Simmons and Hanna Tuulikki, Gavin Morrison, Neil Mullholland, James Oliver, Frances Priest and Stephen Bungard, Ernesto Pujol, Jane Rendell, Anushka Rajendran, Jane Rendell, Kirstie Skinner, Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart, Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, and Walker and Bromwich. 

A Commonplace Book of ATLAS has been created as a marker of a moment in time, compiled over several years, it charts the first eight years of our practice. There are contributions from those deeply connected to our projects and others because they share affinities with our working methods. The book creates an archive of insights into realised and unrealised work. Shared here is a diverse range of material from academic writing, snippets of conversations interleaved and enriched with project documentation. 

The book is available on the ATLAS website from today at a special launch price of £18 for one week only.

Launch events coming soon  
In the new year we look forward to hosting an online event with the editors Emma Nicolson and Gayle Meikle in conversation with several contributors, and also a small gathering and community meal in Skye. Details on these to follow. 

A Person Is Not an Individual: School of Plural Futures publication and launch event

Aquaculture Cradle, Creathal Dualchas Uisgeach, Illustration by Isabel McLeish 2021 - inspired by the Multispecies Cat’s Cradle, Nasser Mufti’s, Staying with The Trouble, Donna Haraway 2016.

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the first School of Plural Futures publication, titled A Person Is Not an Individual, with a winter get-together to be held on Saturday, 18 December, at Skye Gathering Hall, Portree, IV51 9BZ.

A Person Is Not an Individual includes contributions from Katharine Barrington, Ari Borzea, Andrew Black, Maoilios Caimbeul, Ailish Culbertson, Cal Earl, Rufus Isabel Eliot, Heather Fulton, Ruth Little, Sarah Macleod, Catherine MacPhee, Murdo MacGillivray, Iain MacKinnon, Mairi McFadyen, Cheryl McIntyre, Isabel McLeish, Emmie McLuskey, Liam Neupert, Sara Oussaiden, Ainslie Roddick, Raghnaid Sandilands, Samir Sharif, Lea Shaw, Sebastian Taylor, Eilidh Towers, Matthew Arthur Williams, Grace Wright, Jordan Young, and is edited by Emmie McLuskey and Sebastian Taylor.

The occasion will mark our gratitude to everyone who was involved, helped support, or contributed to ATLAS and the School of Plural Futures this past year. 

The running order for the day is:
2 pm: Dàn Fianais film screening, a film by Andrew Black made with over 60 people with connections to Skye and Lochalsh
3–5.30 pm:  Bind and take home your own copy of A Person Is Not an Individual on the Making Publics Press
7–10 pm:  Evening celebration, readings, and music. Light snacks and refreshments, BYOB.

Please RSVP here by the Friday 15th Dec, to let us know if you’re planning on attending, any friends or family you’re bringing with you, and any dietary requirements.

A note on COVID
We want to ensure everyone is safe and can enjoy the day without worry. We follow up-to-date ScotGov guidelines for events. We will fully risk assess, keep spaces well ventilated, provide sanitiser and PPE if people can't bring their own, and are taking note of capacity. If you have any particular concerns about this please do let us know.

 ATLAS editions
Landshapes Postcard Set by David Lemm

ATLAS Arts works with a range of artists and makers each year to create a series of limited edition artworks, available for sale in our shop. Sale proceeds support the next round of artist editions, and, from 2021, sales of new editions are shared with a charity or organisation of the artists' choice. Take a look and listen out for a new artists edition in 2022! 

Opportunities
We’ve collated a series of opportunities that may be of interest to artists and makers in our locale:
  • Highlands and Island Climate Change Community Fund here. 
  • Short Circuit Initiative for aspiring screenwriters here
  • If you are based on Skye, Raasay or in Lochalsh and would like help with writing funding applications, applying to courses or for opportunities please get in touch here
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