Skyeworks Exhibitions 2017/18

Skyeworks Painting by Morag ArcherCall for Artists and Makers: Skyeworks Gallery 2017/18

Skyeworks Gallery, a natural-light gallery in Portree on the Isle of Skye, is seeking work from artists and makers for various exhibitions in 2017.

Skyeworks is the largest gallery on Skye, with 200 square metres of floor space. We are adding 25 running metres of flexible wall space this month, bringing the total hanging space to just over 60 metres. This means we can create niche exhibitions of tiny works or hang huge canvases.

We hold several exhibitions a year with the intention of representing a diverse and interesting collection of artwork suited to both the local and visitor market. We consider all submissions, giving special attention to suitability of theme, specific relation to exhibition title, and whether the work emits a sense of time and place. Our preference firstly is for artists residing in Skye and Lochalsh, then on the Scottish islands, Scottish Highlands and thereafter radiating south and across the border.

Painting by Scottish artist from Natalie Macleod Fishing for Space Exhibition at Skyeworks

2017 Submission Criteria:

  • Location of artists as above.
  • Photos of artwork to be submitted by email (to for initial selection, together with title, medium, size and wall price for each.
  • Artwork should be relevant to the theme of each exhibition.
  • Artwork must be lightfast and heat resistant as the gallery has strong natural light all year round and can get very warm in summer.
  • Artists must be willing deliver and collect work or arrange as required. Skyeworks will not store work.
  • Further detailed criteria may be emailed as necessary.

Mixed Artists
6 March to 8 April 2017
An opportunity for artists to submit up to four pieces that will be exhibited on a rotational basis. This exhibition is an excellent opportunity for the gallery to note public response to new artists. Successful artists will be invited to submit further work for hanging all year in the gallery, or may be invited to take part in an artist’s showcase in the summer. Submissions now open. Please email photographs and details of work for consideration in the first instance.
Skyeworks: 3 Paintings by Skye artist Pamela BudgeBirds
10 to 22 April 2017
Submissions open 28 February and close 2 April 2017. Open to all. A focus on Scottish birds. Textile, mixed media, sculpture, jewellery, ceramic, oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolours.

Mixed Artists continued
24 April to 20 May
All submissions welcome. Please email photographs and details of work for consideration in the first instance.

Go Figure
22 May to 3 June 2017
Figurative artworks in any medium except charcoal accepted. Preference given to vibrant canvases depicting figures in a narrative setting. Submissions close on 6 May.

Mixed Artists continued. Workshops offered
5 June to 17 June 2017
All submissions welcome. Please email photographs and details of work for consideration in the first instance. From June we will be offering workshops. If you run courses or workshops and would like to offer one at Skyeworks, please email us. We are looking to build a program of creative events for both adults and teens over the summer.
Home to the Hills Charity Exhibition at SkyeworksSkyeworks Charity Exhibition
Time and Tide
19 June to 30 June 2017
Building on our two previous successful charity exhibitions, this year we are supporting Scottish Autism and the theme will be inspired by a Scottish poem which will be emailed separately. This exhibition aims to raise awareness of amateur artists, and gives first timers an opportunity to exhibit alongside better-known artists. There are no locational parameters for this exhibition; work will be accepted from far and wide.
Format: 10”x10” or 25x25cm and must be able to be hung on the wall. Cost per submission £5. Suitable canvas can be bought from Skyeworks.
Artworks are sold anonymously at a set price of £85. The buyer discovers the artist after purchase. The artist receives £50 for any artwork sold and the commission is split between Skyeworks and our nominated charity, Scottish Autism.
This year we will be running a public poll for favourite work. Up to six artworks will be printed as a range of cards carrying the artist’s contact details, with the profit from these being donated to our selected charity.

Summer Exhibition
2 July to 30 September 2017
A mixed exhibition celebrating the joy of the Highlands and Islands
to include summer showcases focusing on individual artists.
Please email a note of interest.

Autumn to Winter Exhibition
16 October to March 2018
A mixed exhibition, to include a wall of winter themed miniatures. Please email a note of interest.

Easter 2018
Gone fishing.
An exhibition of all things fish.

Skyeworks Gallery
Dunvegan Road
IV51 9HG
01478 612669


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