Photography by Ruth Clark
Copyright ATLAS Arts and the artists. Photography by Ruth Clark

Guest speakers include:

Prof. Richard Williams, Joanne Tatham, Tom O’Suillivan, Olof Olsson, Dr. Ealasaid Munro, Sophie Morrish, Gavin Morrison, Fiona Jardine and Jonathan Baxter.

A curated weekend of speakers and performance taking place across the two islands of Skye and North Uist that should prove a unique, unusual and rewarding participatory experience.

This event has been planned to coincide with ATLAS Arts’ GENERATION commission Are you LOCATIONALIZED by Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan. GENERATION is a major, nation-wide exhibition programme showcasing some of the best and most significant art to have emerged from Scotland over a 25 year period.

Travelling between Tatham and O’Sullivan artworks spanning two Hebridean islands will be an active feature of the event with interspersed performances, talks and moments for convivial exchange. On Saturday and Sunday participants are invited to join perambulatory bus tours of Skye and Uist with contributions from guest speakers revealing aspects of the psychogeography of the passing landscape.

The programme has been constructed to ensure that all participants have the opportunity to meet the artists and guest contributors, and engage with each other. This event is unique in its pace and format ensuring that people take time to engage with the location, the artwork and the themes of the weekend.

The event is now fully booked, but we have selected two Guest Bloggers, Frances Davis and Niki Russell, who will be providing live twitter coverage and compiling post-event blogs.  Follow @skyeatlas for live updates.

Brief Programme:

Saturday 20 September

9.30am ATLAS Arts office, Portree, introduction and welcome, Emma Nicolson
Walk to the Lump and Apothecary Tower (presentations by Prof. Richard Williams)
Travelling from Portree to Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, North Uist
2.00-3.45pm Ferry from Uig to Lochmaddy, North Uist (Performance)
4.00-7.00pm Taigh Chearsabhagh (presentation by Fiona Jardine in conversation with Tom O'Sullivan and Joanne Tatham, and performance by Olof Olsson)
8pm – Meal at Langass Lodge, North Uist

Sunday 21 September

Perambulatory bus tour around North Uist and Skye
9.30 Visit to publicly sited work North Uist by bus on which Sophie Morrish presents
11.50am -1.35pm Ferry Lochmaddy to Uig (intervention by Jonathan Baxter)
Discursive bus tour continues via Dun Beag, a coastal broch overlooking Loch Harport and Sligachan. (Presentation by Gavin Morrison on bus)
The weekend concludes at 4pm but we welcome participants staying on the island for longer.

Artists at this event