An Talla Solais is Ullapool's visual arts centre. We have two galleries that host a range of contemporary artwork throughout the year as well as a number of art rooms, studios and project spaces for use by local and visiting artists.
Cabinet, the shop based in our gallery, sells a range of artwork, crafts, jewellery and homewares from artists and makers across Scotland.
Our Gallery is located on West Argyle Street and our opening hours are from 10am to 1:30pm and then again from 2pm to 5pm every day during exhibitions. Entry is always free.
The art rooms, studios and project spaces are located in our Market Street building and more information on these and other available resources can be found here.
An Talla Solais Gallery opened again on 6 April with the first exhibition of our 2019 programme, Botanical. The exhibition features paintings, drawings and sculptural work with a botanical or arboreal theme from selected Academicians of the Royal Scottish Academy.
Further information on the exhibition, including a list of the artwork on show, is available here.
A series of workshops that will encourage participants to explore their own ‘botanically themed creativity’ in a variety of different media has been arranged to accompany this exhibition. An outline of the workshops and details for signing up are available here.
The exhibition has been sponsored by Ullapool-based Highland Liquor Company - who distill the nature of the locally inspired and traditional botanicals they use to create their handmade spirits - and Caladar Arts, based in Cawdor.
The Room is currently showing a selection of paintings from Joan Doerr, Jane MacNeill, Simon Rivett and Keith Salmon.
Details of the artwork in the exhibition is available here.
Read more about Jane MacNeill’s paintings here in a recent blog from Art North editor, Ian McKay.
Information about the artists together with details of all the artists who have exhibited their work in The Room over the past year can be found in the Artists’ Gallery.
EVENTS, activities and
open call for summer micro-exhibition @ ATS
In the run up to Visit Scotland’s Year of Coasts & Waters (2020), An Talla Solais, in collaboration with artists David Cass, Joseph Calleja and the estate of Robert Callender, are seeking applicants for a micro-exhibition, Coast, which will be shown at the same time as our summer exhibition As Coastline is to Ocean, by Calleja and Cass. More details about the exhibition and how to make your submission are available here.
exhibiting @ ATS
An Talla Solais runs an annual programme of exhibitions from April to December each year featuring both emerging and established artists. The programme is open to both international and UK based artists from a wide range of artistic backgrounds. We welcome exhibition proposals at any time from artists who would like to show with us and further details about the application process can be found here. Proposals for our 2020 exhibition programme will be considered in April 2019. If you would like to be considered for 2020, please submit your proposal by the end of March.
events & activities
A range of events and activities run alongside our exhibitions with a programme that is structured in a way that we hope will allow visitors to consider for themselves the processes, themes and issues explored by the artwork on show and perhaps to have a go at some of the creative techniques involved.
From artists' talks to clay workshops, have a look at what's coming up.