Virtual Gallery

Welcome to An Lanntair’s new virtual exhibition space, established so that people can view exhibitions in the familiar main gallery of An Lanntair.

The Virtual Gallery shows new exhibits and commissions, and also hosts an archive of exhibitions from when An Lanntair was based in Stornoway Town Hall.

Choose an exhibition and jump in and explore! Various elements within the exhibitions are interactive, linking to pieces of audio, video, text and images.

The An Lanntair virtual archive would not have been possible without the hard work of Ella Macaulay who painstakingly scanned slides and photographs from the entire history of An Lanntair.  You can access the scanned archive of the old An Lanntair here.
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  • Dark Skies Festival exhibitions

    Here you can take a virtual tour of our two Hebridean Dark Skies Festival exhibitions – the first Scottish show by Lumen, a London-based art collective brought together by a shared interest in themes of astronomy and light, and, in our cafe bar, the five winning images in this year’s Dark Skies Photography Competition. Lumen (main… More…

  • An Lannair Virtual Tour

    Explore An Lanntair and see what we have to offer you through this virtual tour. This tour will allow you to visit all areas of the building including the gallery, auditorium and restaurant. For best results choose the ‘Full Screen” icon .

  • Eyes as Big as Plates

    In 2011, the Norwegian-Finnish artist duo Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen began a project to study explanations from Norwegian folklore about natural phenomena. Since then, the artists travelled to fifteen countries and Eyes as Big as Plates – part sculpture, part installation and part photography – has evolved into an ongoing exploration of how contemporary… More…

  • Evening Class Exhibition: Linocut Printing

    This is a lovely exhibition of artwork produced by participants of one of An Lanntair’s  regular series of evening classes. This class was run by local artist Gill Thompson and, as you can see, the work produced by students was fantastic. There are several ways to interact with the exhibition – you can pan around… More…

  • Cafe Bar Exhibition. Wolves by Jessica Danz (Current)

    Jessica considers storytelling in one shape or another to be the foundation of her creative practice. She draws a great deal of inspiration from the archetypal characters of myth and folktale for this lovely exhibition currently showing in An Lanntair’s Cafe Bar Gallery space. There are several ways to interact with the exhibition – you… More…

  • LEANABH CLOICHE / STONE CHILD BY MHAIRI CORR

    An exhibition on the theme of The Abandoned Child Archetype. Nineteen characters navigating their way over rocky ground. A story waiting to be told. All these children have something in common. They have been thrown or have fallen from the nest and are left to find their own way without guidance. There are several ways… More…

  • MOLLY FITCH Bith ann am Breathan : Life in Layers

    MOLLY FITCH Cafe Bar Exhibition Bith ann am Breathan : Life in Layers Hand Cut Pictures Inspired by the Hebrides See these beautiful images by Molly Fitch that have been inspired by the landscapes and wildlife of the Hebrides. Each image has been painstakingly created by cutting and laying down pieces of coloured paper form… More…

  • LOCKDOWN SKETCHBOOKS

    Lockdown Sketchbooks is an exhibition created primarily by island residents during the 2020 Covid-19 Lockdown, but also includes work from the rest of the UK and all over the world. Over a 30-day period the Sketchbook Project delivered a series of daily challenges and prompts designed to engage people in creative activity on a daily… More…

  • ‘All that I do’ by tom hickman

    Tom’s exhibition was as much a homage and testament to an extraordinary artist and collector, the core of this exhibition was 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 were a wide range of rare, unusual and esoteric works from… More…

  • LINE CONTROLLER by EDWARD SUM (1995)

    This is an exhibition of painting by artist Edward Sum first shown at the onl AN Lanntair venue in Stornoway’s Town Hall. There are several ways to interact with the exhibition – you can pan around the gallery using your mouse, the arrow keys on your keyboard, or the controller arrows on the screen. And… More…

  • Sandra Kennedy and Mary Morrison (1992)

    The artwork here was first exhibited in the old An Lanntair situated in the Town Hall in 1992. The artwork reflects the response of Sandra and Mary to the city of Barcelona during their residencey there. There are several ways to interact with the exhibition – you can pan around the gallery using your mouse,… More…

  • Dòtaman Hats Exhibition Xmas (1990)

    This entertaining and colourful exhibition was held at the old An Lanntair site in Stornoway’s Town Hall over the Christmas period in 1990. There are several ways to interact with the exhibition – you can pan around the gallery using your mouse, the arrow keys on your keyboard, or the controller arrows on the screen.… More…

  • St Kilda Mailboat by Steve Dilworth (1991)

    St Kilda Mailboat exhibition by Steve Dilworth held at the old An Lanntair in the Town Hall in 1991 is the documentation of a creative action held on the Island of St Kilda on the 29th of August 1989 which was the 29th anniversary of the evacuation. It involved Steve launching a sculptural boat made… More…

  • Acts of Faith by Steve Dilworth (1992)

    Acts of Faith by Steve Dilworth was an exhibition of sculptural work by Harris Sculptor Steve Dilworth. It was originally held at the old An Lanntair venue in the Stornoway Town Hall in 1992. This virtual documentation of the exhibition includes an audio commentary by An Lanntair’s Head of Visual Arts Roddy Murray. Click on… More…

  • Petrified Garden by Mark Johnston (1996)

    These are images from Mark Johnston exhibition ‘Petrified Garden’, presented in the old An Lanntair venue in Stornoway Town Hall in 1996. Petrified Garden takes as its theme the numerous prehistoric stone circles, avenues, tombs and alignments which are found in Scotland and throughout Northern Europe. These first attempts to establish reference points on the… More…

  • MacTotem (1998)

    This exhibition exploring the issues around the Duke of Sutherland’s statue was shown in the old An Lanntair premises in 1998. Photography was by John Maclean. The exhibition includes a short talk by Roddy Murray head of visual arts at An Lanntair. Just click the microphone icon to listen. There are several ways to interact… More…

  • Silence of a Look by Luis Gonzales Palma (1994)

    These images are from an exhibition by Guatemalan born photographer Luis Gonzales Palma held in the old An Lanntair premises in 1994. There are several ways to interact with the exhibition – you can pan around the gallery using your mouse, the arrow keys on your keyboard, or the controller arrows on the screen. And… More…

  • Visions in the Wind (1993)

    Visions in the Wind was an exhibition of traditional Japanese kites which was exhibited in the old An Lanntair in Stornoway Town Hall in 1993 There are several ways to interact with the exhibition – you can pan around the gallery using your mouse, the arrow keys on your keyboard, or the controller arrows on… More…

  • Sketchbook Challenge

    This is a virtual exhibition using images created by young people who have been taking part An Lanntair’s Sketchbook Project. Launched during lockdown, the Sketchbook Project has been working very well, with over 150 individuals now involved, each of whom have been sketching their responses to our daily challenges in the An Lanntair sketchbooks sent… More…

  • Acts of Faith by Steve Dilworth

    These are images taken during Steve Dilworth’s ‘Acts of Faith’ exhibition, first exhibited in the old An Lanntair venue in Stornoway Town Hall. There are several ways to interact with the exhibition – you can pan around the gallery using your mouse, the arrow keys on your keyboard, or the controller arrows on the screen.… More…

  • Submarine by Tom McKendrick (1991)

    These are images from Tom McKendrick’s exhibition ‘Submarine’ shown in the old An Lanntair venue in Stornoway Town Hall in September 1991. “The first and most ancient purpose of art was to visualise the invisible, gods the souls of ancestors, spirits, powers felt but unseen. Mythology was an integral part of this purpose, creating a… More…