Dùchas is Dualchas: Instinct & Heritage – Shaun Fraser
5 August – 11 September 2017
5 August – 11 September 2017
Peat and local soils were used in the glass castings but the show also includes screen prints, bronze casts of peats.
A collection of original artwork using printmaking techniques.
iNorge, Exhibition by Geoff Stear Part 2- June 2017 GEOFF STEAR was the Artist in Residence in Kalvåg Bremanger, Norway, for the month of April 2016 where he produced 50 digital artworks reproduced as Giclee Prints and 20 Acrylic paintings on Watercolour paper. The prints were exhibited at An Lanntair last year and are still available … Continue reading iNorge, Exhibition by Geoff Stear part 2
15 April – 3 June
This exhibition highlights some of these craft traditions and heritage, helping to define our own identities and cultures. Join us for the opening on Friday 14 at 5pm
18 March – 8 April
New work from the international Masters programme, Art, Space + Nature (ASN), Edinburgh College of Art; The University of Edinburgh, developed from a fieldtrip to Lewis & Harris in October 2016.
4 Feb - 11 March 2017
A photographic essay by the acclaimed photographer, Richard Denyer, who died in 2016. It dwells on the differences and similarities, connections and contrasts in land / water relationships in Norfolk and the Outer Hebrides, specifically sites of vocation and devotion: boatyards and churches, the implements of service and communion, and the tools in workshops. Regularly … Continue reading Affinity and Kindred – Richard Denyer
18 Nov - 21 Jan
Deiseal also means clockwise and this exhibition of solar-graphs, taken from 50 pinhole ‘cameras’ that had been placed in various locations throughout the Islands, is a visual record of the path of the sun from the winter to the summer solstice – 21st December 2015 to 21st June 2016. The cameras were ultra lo-tech, comprising … Continue reading Deiseal: Sunwise – Jon Macleod
18 Nov - 21 Jan 2017
An Lanntair welcomes you aboard the Hebridean Cable Transit Company in a new exhibition by Philippa Thomas and Hector MacInnes, retracing the journey from its 1948 launch through its glorious heyday and onwards to its subsequent demise. At the centre of “Suspension and Disbelief” will be a completed restoration of the last surviving HCTC cable car gondola.
1 Oct - 5 Nov 2016
10 Oct – 5 Nov 2016 Responses to the Songs of Murdo Macfarlane Anne Campbell, Mary Morrison, Calum Angus Mackay, Ishbel Murray, Jon Macleod, Sandra Kennedy The book ‘Le Mùirn’ by Catriona Murray, celebrates a special friendship between Gaelic poet Murdo MacFarlane and Gaelic singer Margaret MacLeod that had a huge influence on modern Gaelic … Continue reading Le Mùirn: ‘With Affection’
1 Oct – 13 Nov
1 Oct – 13 Nov An Lanntair’s latest commission is A’Bheairt (Gaelic for “The Loom”), and has been commissioned from Glasgow-based Russian artists Sharmanka. A key part of the Creative Place Awards winning project Bealach, it will open to the public at An Lanntair on the 1st of October. It also features a photo essay … Continue reading A’Bheairt/The Loom: Sharmanka
1-30 Sept 2016
Geoff Stear: iNORGE • 1
20 Aug– 25 Sep
Tartan Setts & Pattern Sticks: Jim Pattison
2 July - 13 Aug 2016
An updated integrated exhibition 5 years on from the stunning From the Land Comes the Cloth. Part of The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, the exhibition features gorgeous, extraordinary photographic juxtapositions, anchoring Harris Tweed in the landscape and culture that produces it and where it belongs, while the gallery installation contains vivid and … Continue reading From the Land: Ian Lawson
2nd May - 30 June 2016
A collaboration of a writer, poet, storyteller and a visual artist. Venue: Museum nan Eilean at Lews Castle A collaborative exhibition by Museum nan Eilean and An Lanntair A collaboration of a writer, poet, storyteller and a visual artist. Making work in response to journeying by sea from their home port of Stornoway, in counterpoint with … Continue reading Grammar of Wavelength: Stephen | Morrison
4th April – 14th May 2016
Based in Chennai, India, Tara Books are an independent visual arts publisher, looking to push the boundaries of the physical book in an age busy writing its obituary. They also run a print-shop employing over 20 bookmaking artisans on a fair-trade basis. They use handmade paper and non-toxic inks to create numbered artists’ books as … Continue reading Tarra Books
12 May - 26 June
Mhairi Killin and Hugh Watt in collaboration with musician Dr. John Purser of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, will present specially commissioned works of sound, film and sculpture that explore the role and symbolism of the bell in the landscapes of Lewis and Iona. It is set against the wider context of the protestant reformation in Europe … Continue reading Re-soundings: Mhairi Killin & Hugh Watt
11 May – 30 June 2016
In the An Lanntair Cafe Bar – 11 May – 30 June 2016 Laura Maynard, an artist and surfer based on the Isle of Lewis talks about her upcoming exhibition in An Lanntair’s café bar, which explores her relationship with surf culture and the Outer Hebrides’ coastline – 11th May to 30th June. For an … Continue reading Laura Maynard: An Obsession with Turquoise
19 March - 1 May 2016
Short-listed for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015, this remarkable artist and film-maker has, over 25 years, spent prolonged spells living and creating art in remote terrains, from Jura and Mingulay to the Namibian and Libyan deserts. Her films are conceived as part of the process rather than as documentary records and they create a ‘three-dimensional immersive experience’ while … Continue reading Julie Brook Made:Unmade
Fri 4 Dec 2015 - 6 Feb 2016
An exhibition of Hand Embroidered Tapestries on Harris Tweed by Chitrali Artisans from Northern Pakistan. Twilling Tweeds is a culmination of work which has spanned a number of years and thousands of miles. It was inspired by Scottish-Pakistani designer Adil Iqbal’s first trip to the bustling town of Chitral, nestled high up in the Hindu … Continue reading Twilling Tweeds
28 – 31 Oct 2015
This series of editorial portraits depicts a selection of the most prominent Gaelic writers, as well as some writers new to the scene.
17 Oct – 29 Nov 2015
A compelling video and sound installation by this French artist that projects and
integrates nature (the sea, the tide) into mathematical space.
26 Sep – 25 Oct
A personal response to observations and conversations on Lewis. The result is a body of work with two parallel threads: Landscape based on moving image, drawings and discarded objects, merging past and present, and photographic portraits by Mhairi Law, of individuals who have grown from that environment. The opening on Lewis will be split between … Continue reading Eilean | Island Pat Law and Mhairi Law
8 Aug - 20 Sep 2015
A new exhibition containing new and retrospective work from the ‘artist laureate’ of the Highlands and Islands.
26 Jun - 1 Aug 2015
An exhibition of striking ceramic figures celebrating the Herring Girls who serviced the fishing industry on which Stornoway was built.
11 May – 18 Jun 2015
In collaboration with Move on Up productions, the BBC, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Mairi Hedderwick herself, An Lanntair are delighted to open a major exhibition in Stornoway celebrating her iconic character Katie Morag McColl. First published in 1984 and now numbering 14 books, the little girl with the red hair in the white jumper … Continue reading Katie Morag & Mairi Hedderwick
26 Feb - 25 Apr 2015
The annual islands open exhibition, which began in the seventies, returned this February to coincide with An Lanntair’s 30th showcase for artists from – or resident in – the Western Isles
17 Dec - Jan 2015
Alan Cumming, Neve Campbell, Chris Hoy, Sharleen Spiteri, Jack White, John Byrne – just some of the faces helping shape the image of Scotland and its culture.
27 Oct - 6 Dec 2014
Gairm nan Gaidheal is a collaboration between The Creative Cell and Proiseact nan Ealan, that includes personal stories from throughout the Islands
13 Sep - 18 Oct 2014
Grounded is an artistic examination of Australian Aboriginal and Scottish Gaelic culture, language, displacement and sense of place.
5 Jul - 30 Aug 2014
Part of the Pan-Scotland Generation programme, Tumadh: Immersion has been specially commissioned by An Lanntair and the Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh. Working with media including photography, video, sound and sculpture, Dalziel + Scullion confront and challenge our supposition that how it is, is how it needs to be. They explore alternative models for living using … Continue reading Tumadh: Immersion
10 May -24 Jun 2014
The gaelic word Fonn has various definitions relating to ‘land, music, state of mind, longing’ Writer Jay Griffiths describes the rich meanings of the word as suggesting, ‘a song of land, held in mind’ which echo the lines of enquiry in Mary’s practice.
The Obsidian Isle is a fictional island created by Gayle Chong Kwan, which houses Scotland’s lost and destroyed buildings and places – from structures removed during the Highland Clearances…
The Art, Space and Nature (ASN) Master’s programme, offers a framework of advanced study in the visual arts, architectural and environmental practice.
9 Feb - 9 Mar
The exhibition, INCH KENNETH, showing at An Lanntair is a distillation of work developed and toured since 6°WEST’s 2011 residency on the island of Inch Kenneth.
Between the Web and the Loom is a collaboration between Joan Baxter, tapestry artist; John McGeoch, moving image artist; Claire Pençak, choreographer; Shamita Ray, dancer and James Wyness, composer.
25 Jan - 22 Mar 2014
A suite of prints to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Glasgow Print Studios, which was formally founded in February 1973. It is an impressive and ambitious body of work that is representative of GPS in particular, both their published artists and artist members, but also of Scottish artists in a wider context. The published artists are high profile with international reputations … Continue reading 40/40: Glasgow Print Studio’s 40th Anniversary Suite
This exhibition reminds us of the warmness and community spirit peculiar to Lewis. No.42 was a family home for around 80 years during which many modest changes were made. Some of the items displayed from the period have been artistically represented by Ness Art Club Community Group who have put together a memorable insight into … Continue reading An Tac an Teine’ At the Fireside – Arnol Blackhouse
Leaving Home is dramatic new body of photographs by former Buzzcocks drummer, John Maher, who now lives in Harris, and Fife-based vet Ian Paterson. Together they offer an alternative view to the Hebrides photographic vernacular of wide sandy beaches, flowering machair, standing stones and dramatic vistas and weather. The exhibition documents and reflects on the … Continue reading A’ Fagail na Dachaigh: Leaving Home
Not so long ago, there was one behind every house in every village in the Western Isles: a peat-stack. The store of fuel harvested from the moor; cut, lifted, dried, shifted, collected and eventually stacked, often with superb craftsmanship and precision. They are rarer now, but can still be seen in the Islands. But the … Continue reading Moladh na Mòine : In Praise of Peat
15 Dec – 20 Jan
Inspired by the poetry of George Mackay Brown, GF Dutton and by personal experience, tapestry artist Fiona Hutchison explores the contrasting character, power, moods and beauty of the sea. Although developed through drawing and painting, her ideas only truly come alive when translated into woven tapestry and stitched paper where her ideas and images meet … Continue reading Uncharted Waters
Exhibition of wood sculpture and furniture by master craftsman Tim Stead. Striking sculptures and furniture pieces created mainly from elm, oak and ash.
Being becalmed instils in our minds the notion of being adrift at sea: a situation that can be frightening, claustrophobic or even serene depending on the circumstances and the individual. Members of the writers’ group at Catch 23 created pieces of poetry and prose based on the sea, which have been compiled to creat a … Continue reading becalmed
Running until 24 Aug 2013
This compelling and vivid photographic essay documents a day in the life of Harris crofter, Angus Campbell, in 2012.
20 years on from his seminal ‘Acts of Faith’ exhibition, Harris-based sculptor Steve Dilworth returns to An Lanntair with a major show. Fittingly it will form part of the Faclan Book Festival, which this year is themed on Belief. Dilworth’s dark, intense works can be hard to categorise, wrought as they often are from the … Continue reading DUSLACH A’ BHÀIS : MORTAL REMAINS
‘Man’s one method, whether he reasons or creates, is to half-shut his eyes against the dazzle and confusion of reality.’ (Robert Louis Stevenson – Ian Bell, p.283) Helen Macalister Catalogue
Gwen Hardie was born and educated in Scotland and lived and worked in London and Berlin before settling in New York City in 2000. Represented in many private and public art collections in Europe and America, Hardie was the youngest living artist ever to be given a solo show at The Scottish National Gallery of … Continue reading GWEN HARDIE
23 May - 23 Jun
Elsie Mitchell: A graduate from GSA with 1st class honours she completed her post-graduate at the Slade. Her exhibition is a digital meditation on the changing, seasonal environment of the village of Mangurstadh a remote crofting township on the west coast of Lewis. Through video installations and a handmade paper map, made from plants which … Continue reading MANGURSTADH
Star Mapping’ by Laura Donkers The spheres of various colours seem to rotate in their own universes As the understanding of discovery expands. The vistas and the views And the stars sing in a silent chorus. The names of explorers are indelibly marked in history. Iconic structures launch. Their endeavours leave the challenger searching for … Continue reading Space Art
Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh
The internationally renowned programme, ASN, established in 2003, offers a framework of advanced study in the visual arts, architectural and environmental practice.
‘Cumulus Nimbus’ The new exhibition in the bar & café is a series of wood/lino prints by South Lochs artist Sandra Kennedy made during a month long residency in Amsterdam at AGA (Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier). The inspiration for the prints is taken from drawings made around her home village of Maravig in the months leading … Continue reading Prints by Sandra Kennedy
ASTAR (distance, journey) explores the concept of journeying through time, to retrace the history of five families who in 1843 left their homes in the Park district of Lewis and settled in the uninhabited Glen Tolsta. Although the glen subsequently became home to a thriving community it virtually disappeared in the period after the Second … Continue reading Astar Glen Tolsta
’12 Boats’ by Sarah Egholm is currently on display in an Lanntair’s bar and café. This collection of fresh canvases depicts 12 working boats in Tobermory Harbour on the Isle of Mull, observed and sketched throughout the summer of 2011. Sarah graduated from Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2008, with a First Class … Continue reading 12 BOATS BY SARAH EGHOLM
The Outer Hebrides are saturated in tradition, custom and folklore, drawing on Irish (Gaelic) culture, Scandinavian (Viking) influence and all parts between. An island, a village, a house can be a crucible for beliefs and practices, where culture grows as on a Petri dish. Moira Maclean is from Lewis and is an MFA graduate from Grays … Continue reading BUISNEACHD
10 Sep - 24 Sep
Assisted and enabled by Joe Mahoney, An Lanntair’s Digital Artist-in-Residence at Grianan, 1 in 4 is a project funded my SEE ME, working in collaboration with the Western Isles Association for Mental Health (WIAMH) and CATCH 23 that looks at addressing stigma and mental health through art. Knowing that 25% of people will experience mental health issues … Continue reading 1 in 4
3 Dec - 29 Jan 2012
Come and see the wealth of creative talent on offer in the Western Isles! Grinneas nan Eilean is almost as old as An Lanntair itself and has been a fixture in our programme since 1987. Over the years thousands of pieces have been displayed and a multitude of artists represented. Although Grinneas always presents a challenge (technically & … Continue reading Grinneas nan Eilean 2011
14 May - 25 Jun 2011
Pròiseact Cluig ‘Tìm ’s Seòl-mara’ ‘Time and Tide’ Bell Project le by Marcus Vergette Suidheachadh-ealain maireannach de 12 clag timcheall Bhreatainn a tha gan seirm leis a’ mhuir aig làn-mhara. Am Pròiseact: gus suidheachadh-ealain maireannach de Chluig Tìm ’s Seòl-mara a chruthachadh aig àitean làn-mhara air feadh oirthir na dùthcha. Tha an clag a chruthaich mi … Continue reading Time and Hide
26 Mar – 7 May 2011
Is a thing lost… if you know where it is?
19 Feb – 19 Mar 2011
John Maher has been building performance engines for air-cooled Volkswagens since 1983. http://www.theflyingmonkblog.co.uk/2011/08/05/anatomy-of-an-exhibition-poster/ Also widely known as the former drummer for new wave combo The Buzzcocks, he has been based in Harris since 2002 but has clients throughout the UK and Europe. A specialist’s specialist his work features regularly at the track, on the road … Continue reading MUSCLE: ANATOMY OF A RACING ENGINE
2 Dec – 5 Feb
Eduard Bersudsky and Tatyana Jakovskaya’s intricate kinemats – made from discarded, reclaimed and reused pieces of metal, wood and machinery – make a welcome return to an Lanntair! Sharmanka (Russian for hurdy-gurdy or barrel organ) was founded in 1989 by sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya in St. Petersburg, Russia. Sergey Jakovsky soon joined … Continue reading Sharmanka – Gothic Kinetic
15 Nov 2010 – 9 Jan 2011
‘Echo’ is a collaboration between artist Peter White and poet Jon Miller. The project grew out of a series of conversations which often had as their starting point a particular object – bowl, word, book, garment, landscape. In the course of these conversations, clusters of ideas and images collected around the objects and these in … Continue reading ECHO by Peter White & Jon Miller
30 Aug – 30 Oct 2010
Ian Hamilton Finlay 1925 – 2006 Ian Hamilton Finlay combines his love of the sea with his love of literature and the potency of words. In the 1960s he was widely known as one of Britain’s foremost concrete poets, but went on to extend his ideas beyond the printed page to become objects in the … Continue reading SAILING DINGHY’ BY IAN HAMILTON FINLAY
3 Jul - 31 Aug 2010
An Lanntair 25th Anniversary signature show. In March 1985 the inaugural show at An Lanntair was In and Around the Palace, a harrowing photographic essay on the homeless in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket. Since then Shawbost-born Murdo Macleod has gone on to be a UK Press Photographer of the Year and for over a decade has featured regularly in the Guardian … Continue reading GNÙIS : FACE – MURCHADH MACLEÒID
Apr - Jun 2010
Grinneas nan Eilean is almost as old as An Lanntair itself and has been a fixture in our programme since 1987. Over the years thousands of pieces have been displayed and a multitude of artists represented. Although Grinneas always presents a challenge (technically & time wise) it is always rewarding, revealing and representative of what is happening in … Continue reading Grinneas nan Eilean 2010
13 Feb - 17 Apr 2010
Artist, singer, songwriter and producer Edwyn Collins is joined by three other artists, Donald Urquhart, Edward Summerton and Alec Finlay in the first of our series of exhibitions and events marking an Lanntair’s 25th anniversary.
12 Oct - 28 Nov 2009
This exhibition is the culmination of many years of research by the well known Gaelic writer and broadcaster Dr. Finlay Macleod.
22 Aug - 4 Oct 2009
The project started with the title – initially, I had thought of photographing derelict churches around Scotland, but soon realised that didn’t make for a very interesting project – once you’ve seen one old, crumbling church, you’ve seen them all… So, I then moved on to photographing church buildings that are now being used for … Continue reading THA ÌOSA AIR FALBH BHON TAIGH – JESUS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING
6 Jul - 15 Aug 2009
Our new exhibition is by some of Scotland’s most accomplished tapestry artists. 17 artists have submitted 4 pieces each to give you a wonderful taste of where this inticate artform is heading into the 21st century! Tapestry has never gone away but our new exhibition at An Lanntair is still pitched as something of a … Continue reading SUAS LEIS AN OIR-GHREUS! LONG LIVE TAPESTRY!
23 May - 28 Jun 2009
Donald Urquhart explores the links between the names of trees and plants and the names of the letters in the old Gaelic alphabet. Edinburgh-based artist Donald Urquhart is widely considered to be one of the most significant artists working in Scotland today. At the heart of his work is an appreciation of the landscape and … Continue reading AIBIDIL – AN ALPHABET & OTHER NOTES FROM THE LANDSCAPE
28 Mar – 16 May 2009
Grinneas nan Eilean, the Islands Open Exhibition returns to showcase the wealth of creative talent that is to be found here in the Western Isles! An Lanntair Director Roddy Murray said: “Grinneas nan Eilean has been a fixture in An Lanntair’s programme since 1987. Since which, thousands of pieces have been displayed and hundreds of … Continue reading GRINNEAS NAN EILEAN 2009
27 Oct– 22 Nov 2008
‘Mara’ – The first exhibition of works by the Lewis born painter Malcolm Macdonald. In the main gallery, 27 an Dàmhair October – 22 an t-Samhain November 2008. An Lanntair is delighted to be exhibiting some of the outstanding works of one of the first trained visual artists from the Western Isles. In 1900 a young student from Lewis, … Continue reading MALCOLM MACDONALD – MARA
26 Sep - 18 Oct 2008
CARGO1 is a sailing, touring exhibition travelling around the west coast of Scotland. Including drawings and portable works by eight contemporary artists: Charlotte Watters, Veronica Lussier, Andrea Roe, Dalziel + Scullion, Kenny Hunter, Ilana Halperin, Jessica Lloyd Jones, Catriona Murray and accompanied by text from Holly Lockie. ‘CARGO’ is a project which aims to exhibit and … Continue reading CARGO1
27 Aug – 20 Sep 2008
By Keith McIntyre & Karen Wimhurst, in the main gallery, 27 an Lùnastal August – 20 an t-Sultain September 2008 Fragility of Flight is an anthropomorphic tragi-comedy in visual art, music, film and origami. Birds and humankind merge to face survival in the wake of profound changes to the natural world. Artists Keith McIntyre and composer Karen Wimhurst were … Continue reading The Fragility of Flight
7 Jul - 16 Aug 2008
MAMBA by textile artist and designer Alice Starmore is an acronym for “Miles and Miles of Beauty Astounding”. It is an unapologetic celebration of the boundless open moor of North Lewis and what it encloses, contains and represents. Primarily a blend of photographic and mixed-media images the show is divided into 5 sections: 1 – Dùiltean Elements; … Continue reading MAMBA
19 May - 29 Jun 2008
At a cursory glance there don’t seem to be many similarities between the Åland islands and the Outer Hebrides but on closer inspection they are much more alike than they first appear… Both island groups were shaped by glaciations during the last Ice Age and both are linguistically and culturally distinct from their “parent” countries. … Continue reading TRO AR SÙILEAN FHÈIN – INSIDERS IN THE LANDSCAPE
14 Apr - 11 May 2008
Three major events in succession; an exhibition opening, a book launch and a keynote lecture, all taking place at an Lanntair on Saturday 12th of April. They are all linked to the Royal Scottish Academy’s Gaidhealtachd Highland exhibition. Originally shown in Edinburgh as part of Highland 2007, this second part features works from the prestigious RSA Collection, work … Continue reading GAIDHEALTACHD – Highland in the Islands – Part II
An Lanntair was delighted to welcome this exciting and very different exhibition of ceramics in the Main Gallery. Allison Weightman is an Ullapool based artist who creates thought-provoking works that are peppered by shot-gun blasts, while Ehren Tool is an ex US marine whose experiences in combat have influenced the images of war and its … Continue reading DE-STRUCTION – ALLISON WEIGHTMAN & EHREN TOOL
5 Dec – 31 Jan 2008
In March 2008, artist Andy Goldsworthy spent one week on the Isle of North Uist at the invitation of Taigh Chearsabhagh.
1 Dec 2007 - 16 Feb 2008
Back in the mid-seventies the Islands had no exhibition space. Opportunties were limited to a once-a-year, 2 week slot in Stornoway Town Hall . Now this Island institution has a home in the finest gallery in the Highlands . It’s all inclusive and non-selective. An exhibition by everyone for everyone.
5 - 17 Nov 2007
This year, professional photographer Angus Mackintosh was commissioned to work alongside surveyors from the Ness Archaeological Landscape Survey, part of the Dùn Èistean Archaeology Project: www.duneistean.org which has been going on in Ness for the last 3 years, to capture images of the archaeological work in progress and the sites that were being recorded. Other aspects of … Continue reading NESS REMAINS
The Gathering Storm exhibition at an Lanntair from the 16th of October 2007, an exhibition of images, paintings and photographs inspired by the sea and coastline of the Outer Hebrides. There will be paintings and sketches from artists Rebecca Cotton and Jessamy Howorth with photographs from James Smith and local images captured by members of the … Continue reading THE GATHERING STORM
25 Aug - 12 Oct 2007
An exhibition of the Hebridean photographs of Robert Adam
This exhibition, features 2 bodies of work by 3 different artists, Kate Whiteford, Jon Macleod and Anne Campbell. July 2007
This exhibition is of the work that came from this long cold sojourn and was first shown at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh in 2006.
Our Journey, Our Voices Our Future THE CHILDREN’S PARLIAMENT & An Dealbh Mor The Big Picture
A one-day extravaganza of children’s animation featuring an exhibition in the gallery and animations in the auditorium. The projects aims are to promote the Gaelic oral tradition, support minority cultures, collect new material for the oral tradition and advance digitisation of oral tradition archives.
An exhibition by digital artist Joe Mahony who has been working as artist in residence at the Grianan Day Care centre over the past year
Over the past year Joe Mahoney has been working for An Lanntair as a digital artist-in-residence at the Grianan day-care centre in Stornoway. The post has been funded under the Scottish Arts Council’s Partners Scheme. His clients, who often have learning difficulties or other issues, have been helped and encouraged to explore ideas and produce their … Continue reading FROM THE BACK OF THE SUN: JOE MAHONEY
Throughout January you can see the evocative photographs by locally based photographer Kim Park in An Lanntair’s café bar. Kim gives us some background on her work: Uncurling fern frond Mother Nature’s hand is in the subjects of all my work. The way a tree grows towards the sun, a calm evening sky reflected on the … Continue reading BIG BIG SKIES THE LIMIT: KIM PARK
Calum Angus Mackay & Sandra Kennedy Two acclaimed Island artists, Calum Angus Mackay and Sandra Kennedy, are on display at An Lanntair throughout February. The exhibition includes large canvases, photographs, and a short film by Calum Angus on ‘Steallag’, simply titled ‘An Gobha’ – The Blacksmith. Having pursued a career in media and film-making Calum Angus Mackay returns to … Continue reading SUATHADH DÌLEAB: TOUCHING INHERITANCE
This is Mairi’s first solo exhibition with An Lanntair. Mairi was born in Glasgow of Lewis parents and comes back to Lewis year after year to capture images of the islands. Through December and into January you can see a selection of Mairi’s beautiful and emotive work in the foyer at An Lanntair. What inspires … Continue reading EMOTIVE IMAGES OF LEWIS: MAIRI MARTINS PHOTOGRAPHS
An exhibition of the skilful, detailed and colourful work of Cuibhrigean Eilean Leodhais – The Lewis Quilt Group – is taking place in An Lanntair’s main gallery from the 9thDecember 2006.
Katie Morag is an exhibition of illustrations by Mairi Hedderwick for her popular series of children’s books dating from 1984 to 2005. The exhibition contains original jacket covers, storyboard examples of how illustration and text were put together, Katie Morag’s family tree, character profiles for the TV drama series and a map of the Isle … Continue reading KATIE MORAG & Mairi Hedderwick
Retrospective exhibition of this acclaimed book published by Birlinn This exhibition is compiled of over 100 photographs that document characters and characteristics of the Islands that are simultaneously local and universal, historic and timeless. The fascinating photographs are Gus Wylie’s view of the changing way of life in the Hebrides. Gus Wylie’s photographs taken over the past three decades have hitherto been the subject … Continue reading GUS WYLIE : THE HEBRIDEANS
The paintings of Aonghas Mhic Alasdair (Angus Morrison) of Ness are on display in the foyer and can be seen until July the 3rd.
The show is a retrospective exhibition of Joanne Breen’s textiles, embroidery and weaving.
A small but fascinating exhibition by the self-taught artists of Tory Island , off the coast of Ireland
A series of paintings of the Sleeping Lady as seen from Callanish celebrating this year’s major lunar standstill.
Dec 2005 - Jan 2006
Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death. SHARMANKA (Russian for hurdy-gurdy) was founded by sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya in … Continue reading SHARMANKA – TRAVELLING CIRCUS
Lobht nan Seol: The Sail Loft Exhibition comprised of works by four varied, contrasting and international artists.
PARRAS – Paradise by Sue Blair: 1994 OLD MYTHS NEW MODELS Iain Brady: Old Myths New Models 1989, Listening to Stones 1994 Two touring exhibitions of the exuberant constructions of this local artist. PETRIFIED GARDEN Mark Johnston: 1996 “Imagine great monotonous stretches of uncharted, unnamed territory, imagine vast eroded plateaus and post glacial beaches. The … Continue reading Town Hall Exhibitions