Hebridean art in national gallery


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SKYE-BASED arts organization ATLAS Arts currently have an exhibition of artwork commissioned in the Hebrides on display in Edinburgh, writes senior reporter Monica Gibson

NEO NEO // Extreme Past, currently at Pig Rock Bothy at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, explores the relationship between art and archaeology.

The featured pieces were all originally created in responses to archaeological sites across Skye and the Uists.

Featured artists include Niall Macdonald, Sophie Morrish, Bobby Niven, Hanna Tuulikki and collaborative project In the Shadow of the Hand.

Director of ATLAS Arts, Emma Nicolson said: ‘It’s fantastic to be able to bring these projects about archaeological sites that have dropped out of memory to new audiences. The artworks on display open up conversations about these sites, reflect on their historical significance and challenge the audience to consider their understanding of extreme past and how this relates to contemporary society.’

The exhibition will run until Sunday July 17.