Commission for new artwork

  • Published on: 17th March 2017
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An Lanntair is a hub for creativity and the arts in the Outer Hebrides. We are a multi arts venue – at one and the same time a contemporary art gallery, a theatre, a cinema, a dance studio, a concert hall, a platform for poetry and literature, a studio – every space stretched to showcase the arts in multiple forms. Our work stretches across a national and international platform, yet our distinctiveness lies in being ‘of the place’, rooted in who we are, and the creativity of Gaelic and the Outer Hebrides takes centre stage.

As part of the re-design of our cafe bar and restaurant we will be replacing the current wall based artwork with a new vinyl decal celebrating the distinctiveness of the location.

We are looking for an image which gives a new perspective on life in the Outer Hebrides, an attention grabbing work which will be a talking point for the local community, and those visiting An Lanntair for the first time.

Work can be in any visual medium (such as printmaking, painting, collage and photography) as long as it can be reproduced as a print measuring 6.4m x 2.2m.

An Lanntair will cover the costs of the production of the image, the install, and will also promote the successful commissioned image through our website and social media. The fee for the image will be a one off payment of £600, with the artist retaining all copyright and rights to the image. The image is expected to be on display for up to 2 years.

Submissions should be sent in jpeg format, file sizes should be under 1mb each, with file names including the artist name and title of the work. There is a maximum of three images per applicant.

All entries should be sent to

Deadline for entries has been extended to the 1st May

The successful applicant will be informed by the last week of April.

For further information, please contact