First There is a Mountain: Katie Paterson
6 and 7 July at Coll Beach – 2pm

First There is a Mountain is a new artwork by Katie Paterson that connects the public to the world’s diverse mountains ranges. Touring from 31 March to 27 October 2019, the project involves the creation of a set of ‘buckets and spades’ in the form of world mountains, from which the public will be invited to build mountains of sand across the UK coastline and play out the world’s natural geography against a series of tidal times. Each pail is a scale model of five of Earth’s mountains: Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Shasta (USA), Mount Fuji (Asia), Stromboli (Europe), and Uluru (Oceania), are nested together.

All That I Do: Tom Hickman
24 Aug – 5 Oct

As much a homage and testament to an extraordinary artist and collector, the core of this exhibition is a series of gorgeous, narrative stump-work embroideries of biblical scenes, from the Garden of Eden to Noah’s Ark to the Nativity. Also displayed will be a wide range of rare, unusual and esoteric works from Tom’s collection. These include furniture pieces, naïve folk art and complex and beautiful assemblages created from shells from South West Australia to North West Scotland.

Nalini: Arpita Shah
12 Oct -16 Nov

A deeply personal photo-essay on family across continents that explores the shared narratives of migration and the Indian Diaspora.

Grinneas nan Eilean & Grinneas na h-Òigridh
25 Nov – 18 Jan 2020
Preview: Sat 23 Nov 2019

The Islands Open exhibition returns! Multiple works in multiple genres by artists resident or from the Outer Hebrides. This year Grinneas nan Eilean the Islands’ Open exhibition returns to An Lanntair with a new added dimension. Grinneas na h-Òigridh will give under 18s the opportunity to contribute with a special section of the show. GnE and GnO, if you will.

Submission deadline 16th Nov:
Download your Grinneas Nan Eilean entry form for 2019 here.
Download your Grinneas na h-Òigridh entry form here.

For information on submission please email Head of Visual Arts Roddy Murray at