Having worked with many artists from the Outer Hebrides, it has been clear that the opportunities to sell artwork are limited. Partly from lack of outlets, or maybe because our audience is restricted to tourists. In my opinion it is probably due to lack of connection to the mainland.
Hulabhaig aims to 'bridge the gap' by using social media and mainland connections to represent island based artists.
Bridging the Minch
Hulabhaig is a new curatorial project exploring what an island based art gallery is, can be or could be in the future, connecting with artists and reaching out to an ever increasing global audience via the power of social media, e-marketing and the world wide web.
Dedicated to promoting and showcasing work from artists living and working in the Outer Hebrides.
We are now helping to develop and curate a new gallery space at Baile na Cille Church in Timsgarry, Uig, Isle of Lewis and will be curating and displaying a variety of sculpture and contemporary art.
Our purpose is to inspire island based artists to produce new and experimental work and to provide a platform to showcase work and ideas. By establishing an online presence and social media following we will be expanding our audience globally.
We also hope to provide a new visual arts experience for the islands, encouraging locals, artists and tourists to visit Uig and enjoy it's beautiful surroundings, a place where people can experience wide open spaces and thought provoking art for free.