An Insight to Local Exhibitions

Here in Uist, we have a strong arts community; Uist Arts Association hold summer and winter exhibitions, we have our local art school at Taigh Chearsabhagh as well as local craft producers. Check out the current exhibitions across the islands.

Open Studios Exhibition


UHI North, West & Hebrides Uist Art School present a showcase of work from students on the NC Art & Design and BA (Hons) Fine Art courses, open until the 15th of June.


Come along and enjoy the wonderful work the students have made this year.




The show captures the diversity and ambition of Uist’s art students and their varied creative practices. With a range of work on display including printmaking, sculpture, drawing, painting, sound work, film and more, the exhibition reveals a cohort of strong creative voices.


Many of the works are available for sale, helping to support students in their burgeoning creative endeavours.


The art courses at Taigh Chearsabhagh are suited to all levels of experience – beginner through to degree level study, with part and full-time options.  Drawing, printmaking, sculpture, painting, critical studies and much more, with expert tuition and great facilities.

Meall bhon Àird an lar: Gösta Sandber

  • Museum nan Eilean Lionacleit

Saturday 10 February – Friday 31 May 2024


Meall bhon Àird an Iar: ’S e fear-togail dhealbhan-camara a tha ann an Gösta Sandberg. Thug e iomadh bliadhna ag obair san taigh-tasgaidh ionadail aige ann an Alingsås anns an t-Suain. San Iuchair 1977 chuir e seachad grunn sheachdainean a’ siubhal anns na h-Eileanan an Iar. Tha a dhealbhan ealanta a bharrachd air a bhith aithriseach nan stoidhle, agus tha iad nan clàr sònraichte de na h-eileanan air an t-samhradh ud.
Rain coming from the Hebrides: Gösta Sandberg is a retired museum photographer who worked for many years in his local museum in Alingsås, Sweden. In July 1977 he spent a few weeks touring the Outer Hebrides. His photographs are artistic as well as documentary in style and provide an excellent record of the islands that summer.



Tues & Thurs: 10am – 1pm & 2- 4pm

Wed: 10am-1pm

Friday: 10am-1pm & 2-5pm

Saturday: 10am-3.30 pm

Sunday & Monday: Closed


Please visit the link attached for more information.


  • Gallery 1 & 2, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, North Uist

Residue is a collaboration of paintings, poetry and photography by Lewis-based artists, Ian Stephen (writer, poet, storyteller), Colin Myers (photographer, retired shipwright) and Christine Morrison (artist).


Residue is open to view in Galleries 1 + 2 from 10th May – 31st August, 10am-4pm, Monday to Saturday.  The exhibition is free and suitable for all ages.  If you would like to support our continued programming and enable us to keep offering free events, please consider making a donation to Taigh Chearsabhagh.


‘Bold Mythology’ Exhibition

  • Café Gallery, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, North Uist

FREE exhibition Bold Mythology opens in the Taigh Chearsabhagh Cafe Gallery, from 1st April – 30th May, Monday to Saturday.


Bold Mythology by Uist artist, Kathrhona Lawson, presents a series of screen prints based on Hebridean folklore, with accompanying descriptions of the characters and stories.


Please visit the link for more information.

Àrainneachd Alainn

  • Old Lochmaddy School

Environment Exhibition at Old Lochmaddy School


An interactive exhibition dedicated to the ongoing story of these environmentally dynamic islands on ‘the edge’ and their distinctive natural heritage.


Opening Hours

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays



Wall panels and Avs introduce the many and varied parts of our magnificent natural heritage from the encircling seas and marine wildlife to the character of the land itself.


Hands-on specimens showcase our roughly 400-million-year-old geological rarities and recount the shaping of the Outer Isles across 3 billion years of Earth history.