Galleries and Exhibitions

An Lanntair Arts Centre

There are two publicly funded galleries in the Outer Hebrides:

Both venues have a reputation for excellence in the arts. They provide a year-round changing programme of contemporary art exhibitions, which include work by local, national and international artists. 

An Lanntair’s Online Artist Directory (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) provides comprehensive listings for visual artists, craft makers, writers, musicians, and creative industry businesses working across the Outer Hebrides.

There are two local authority run Museums and a network of community run local heritage venues throughout the island chain. Information on the Comhairle’s Museum and Heritage service can be found on our Museum Pages.

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre

During the summer, over 40 artists and makers throughout the Uists open their doors and welcome visitors to see their work, see Uist Arts  for further information. The Uist Craft Producers Shop within the Kildonan Museum, Isle of South Uist and Buth Bharraigh on the Isle of Barra also have excellent exhibitions of locally made craft products.  In 2021 artists and makers on Lewis and Harris started an Open Studio Trail with plans to grow the number of participants in 2022.

There are many private galleries, craft and heritage venues and public art works which form a wonderful trail throughout the length and breadth of the Outer Hebrides.  For listings and online maps please Visit Outer Hebrides.