Atlas – Alec Finlay

Atlas 

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Based in Skye and Lochalsh, ATLAS was founded in 2010 with the aim of generating and presenting innovative and ambitious contemporary arts projects. An organisation “without walls,” we work with artists, curators, writers and the public to create work in response to a specific location or situation. We aim to inspire community interest in contemporary art by delivering a varied programme that is of local, national and international significance.

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CÒMHLAN BHEANNTAN / A COMPANY OF MOUNTAINS

Alec Finlay’s còmhlan bheanntan | a company of mountains is a collaborative project comprising poems, photos, essays and “word-mntn’ drawings.” The project’s title is taken from Sorley Maclean’s poem “Ceann Loch Aeoineart.

Working with other artists, Alec Finlay has selected 14 sites, or conspectuses, on the Isle of Skye from which to explore the mountains, history, culture and mythology of the island.

See more images of this project here

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