A micro-exhibition of artworks responding to the topic of coastal change (20 July - 8 September)

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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.

Artists around the world are turning to the environment: creating timely, thought provoking pieces in response to climate change and adding to a growing bank of awareness raising artworks. Art has the power to offer direct, visual entry points to the public on this global issue.

We are looking for artworks from a range of practitioners. Selected entrants will be exhibited in a dedicated room within An Talla Solais, at the same time as our summer exhibition As Coastline is to Ocean, by Calleja and Cass. Their production is a response to coastal themed works by the late Robert Callender.

The selected group of artists will present works which respond to the topic of coastal change. Artists must reference at least one feature of coastal change in their submission. All aspects will be considered – whether your focus is coastal construction, erosion, beach waste, sea rise, flooding, or the acidification of sea-water – we’d like you to offer the audience an entry point to this timely topic.

A reference to Robert Callender’s work is welcomed, though not essential. Applicants may submit a maximum of two works each, via email (below). We request that the works are for sale, and that each can be straightforwardly hung (artists must provide hanging devices). Our preference is for painting, drawing, print, photography, collage, assemblage – but three-dimensional works will be considered so long as they have safe wall fixings. Works must not exceed 80 x 80cm each. Artists are responsible for having their works delivered to the gallery in Ullapool and collected if unsold. An Talla Solais will receive a 35% commission on any sales made.

Email your submission to: by May 19th 2019 (midnight)


  • 1 x A4 document containing up to 250 words on how your submission ties to the brief (what aspect of coastal change you are addressing) and up to 150 words about yourself. 

  • Max 2 x good quality JPG files – either two artworks, or two details of one artwork. We would prefer an approximate width of 2000px and 300dpi.

  • Links to websites / social media pages / contact information.


Successful applicants will be notified on the weekend of June 1st and 2nd 2019.

Artworks must be delivered to the gallery between Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th July 2019.

Unsold artworks must be picked up or collection arranged by mid September: we will discuss this with you nearer the time.