The mentoring scheme run by An Lanntair has to date helped artists from across the Outer Hebrides with not only active business support, but also career opportunities, training opportunities, exhibitions, and more. Below are a few examples of a few individuals the scheme has supported. To see a short film following the progress of several of them including jewellery designer Jordane Symington, painter Margaret Ferguson and musician Mother Night, click here.

If you would like to be a mentor or mentee you can find the last call here or contact our Artist Support Co-ordinator Sandra on sandra.kennedy@lanntair.com

Islewear

Islewear

Islewear, the business run by jewellery maker Jordane Symington, received the chance to work with Sheila Fleet, OBE one of Scotland's most successful artists, as well as support in setting up her business.

Elaine Murray

Elaine Murray

Artist Elaine Murray has been allowed the chance to explore a new direction in her work, receiving mentoring on the development of a new series of screenprints on the St Kilda archipelago. Her work is now included in a series of solo and group shows.

Mother Night

Mother Night

Mother Night, the Kurt Vonnegut inspired stage name of Calum MacLeod, had the chance to record his debut album thanks to the mentoring scheme with Pete Fletcher of Black Bay studios. He also played the An Lanntair stage at XPO North Festival and has received advice in helping to set up his practice, as well as hone his performance and studio skills.

Gill Thompson

Gill Thompson

Artist and printmaker Gill Thompson first arrived in Lewis in 2016, and was one of the first artists to sign up to the mentoring scheme. With support from Highland Print Studio she helped develop her craft, and has subsequently been teaching a series of sold out classes on printmaking as well as becoming a mentor on the scheme herself.