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This summer might have been a wash out in Skye but it hasn't stopped us gathering on shorelines, sharing food and stories, and enjoying being together. Over the next months our summer programme continues with activities on the water, residency partnerships, and open sessions on the Making Publics Press. And if you're looking for some summer reading, A Person Is Not An Individual, from The School of Plural Futures, is now available online as a free PDF. 

Looking forward to seeing you in the ATLAS office or on the shore over July, hopefully the sun will join us too!

From Plockton to Portree
Portree boat sculpture workshop and gathering on the shore. Photo by Murdo MacGillvary.

This summer we have a series of activities on and by the sea as part of a new project From Plockton to Portree with Malcolm Mackenzie. 

In June, two imaginary rowing boats appeared on the shore in Plockton and Portree to mark the launch of the project. Over the next months we will continue hosting events in each location. Keep an eye on our socials for updates and get in touch if you're interested in getting involved or want to find out more. 

Harbour writing and observation workshops

19th July in Portree Harbour 10.30am – 16.00, book here.

27th July in Plockton 10.30am – 16.00, book here.

Sign up for a day of rowing and writing with Ania Boryslawska and Malcolm Mackenzie. We’ll be exploring how time spent on and by the water can shift our perspectives and encourage different ways of thinking, doing and being through a series of guided observation, writing and filming exercises on the shore and in the harbour, on a Plockton Local Boat.

Summer Residencies
Athurachadh’ ‘Monadh Talisman’ 2021, Compressed Peat Soil. Calum Ferguson

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Tobar an Dualchais Archive Residency artist is Calum Ferguson an artist and multi-disciplinary maker from the Hebrides. Read more about Calum’s practice and the TaD residency here.

We're also excited to be partnering with Take Me Somewhere on their Studio Somewhere Residencies working with Molly Scott Danter a dancer and maker from the Isle of Skye. Read more about their programme and Molly’s residency here.

Making Publics Press - Open Days

Photo by Jordan Young 

We are introducing monthly open days for the Making Publics Press to share this resource and get to know people. Come along to the ATLAS office on the second Wednesday of every month between 1pm and 4pm to get an induction to the Making Publics Press and meet people. More information here.

Upcoming dates are: Wednesday 13th July, Wednesday 10th August, Wednesday 14th September


A Person Is Not An Individual - PDF now available online

After a successful Portree launch in March of this year, this generative publication drawing and expanding upon discussions with the participants of The School of Plural Futures is now available in PDF form on the ATLAS website.

Download the portable document format here. If you would like to reach out or respond to any of the works included, please get in touch

STRING / LINES - Caroline Dear

Tonight (Friday 8th July) at 7.30pm, pop by Edinbane Hall for the second String Ceilidh: an evening of listening, making, sharing stories and song with artist Caroline Dear, archaeologist Karen Hardy, musician Kathleen Macdonald, archaeologist Susanna Harris and archivist Catherine MacPhee.

This string ceilidh is part of the larger STRING / LINES project ​​a year-long project initiated by artist Caroline Dear, to research string and rope making throughout our human past in collaboration with Dr. Karen Hardy, an archaeologist who specialises in the Palaeolithic.

Take care and keep in touch x
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