Exhibitions - Hulabhaig

2023 - 2022 - 2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018


Rupachitta Robertson

An Dubh is an Dearg - The Black and the Red.


Thursday 23rd March to Saturday 25th March 2023.
Opening event: from 4pm Thursday 23rd March 2023

Local artist and sculptor Rupachitta Robertson shows new work created during an exploration of thoughts, materials, photography and sound inspired by Baile na Cille church, studying themes of the church, culture and women with additional photographic work from Ralph Tong.

Island Contemporary 2023 CANCELLED

19th May to 2nd June 2023.
Curated by Andy Laffan
Opening event: from 4pm Friday 19th May 2023


Featuring collaborative work by 6 artists with Uig links and artwork by Uig School P4 to P7 for the Metagama Centenary Schools Project.

Will Maclean Aignish Memorial, Isle of Lewis, 1996 by Will Maclean & Marian Leven. Photograph Robin Gillanders

One of art’s key functions is as a mnemonic, or an aide to memory. This can be a personal memory, unique to us as individuals, or it can be a more public collective memory that is shared by many. Public art - from Calanais to war memorials - remind us of our common history and major events that have had a profound and often traumatic impact on our community. They tell stories that should never be forgotten and act as reminders and question marks in the landscape.

This exhibition brings together recent public art installations commemorating the Lewis Land Raiders, the Iolaire disaster and the Metagama – key formative events in 19th and 20th century Lewis. They tell their stories in very different ways but they are all collaborative works by artists for whom Uig is their ancestral or adoptive home.

Will Maclean & Marian Leven
Dalziel + Scullion
Malcolm Maclean & Torcuil Crichton
Uig School P4 to P7

16th to 30th June 2023.
Curated by Malcolm Maclean
Opening event: from 5:00pm Friday 16th June 2023

Katie Harris-Macleod


14th to 28th July 2023.
Curated by Jon Macleod
Opening event: from 5:00pm Friday 14th July 2023

New work from this multidisciplinary Scottish Australian contemporary artist. She has lived and worked across the Hebrides of Scotland and the rural Highlands of Argyll, each landscape and its people becoming a palimpsest of memory and time. She has been awarded a wide variety of international study tours and residencies across Scotland, Ireland, France, and most recently, the ecologically diverse landscape of South East Queensland, Australia.

Uig Open 2023

Online Exhibition (dates to be confirmed)


Hulabhaig takes a break



Bridging the Minch

IN ANOTHER LAND • 9 Geoff Stear

Selected Artwork for Sale

Stephan-Maria Aust
Margaret Uttley
David Knight
Geoff Stear
Giles Perring
Andy Laffan

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Uig Open (Winter Show)

Uig Open 2020 - Monochromatic

70 artworks from 60 artists. Exploring Western Isles' connections from the local to the global.

Awards go to Alice Macmillan, Fraser Macbeath and Sarah Bold.

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Invited Artist Group Show

Stephan-Maria Aust
Margaret Uttley
David Knight
Màiri NicGillìosa
Geoff Stear

Curated by Hulabhaig

Presented at Baile na Cille church 14th August to 31st August 2021 and now online.

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Coming On

EXPOSURE is a collaboration between musician, sound artist and photographer Giles Perring and filmmaker and painter Andy Metcalf, carried out, principally, on the Isle of Jura.

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Curating my Bedroom.

Work from home, if at all possible. They said!

Curating my Bedroom

Various Artist
Kirsty Harris
Jeremy Hutchison
Paulo Mankini
Stephen Sheehan

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1st August to 31 August 2020.

Lockdown Escapism

A Cold Alter

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Margaret Uttley
David Knight
Andy Laffan
Marianne Broch

Image: A Cold Alter by Margaret Uttley and Core by Marianne Broch

Four artists seeking escapism through abstraction from very strange times indeed.
Now including 'Core' by guest sculptor Marianne Broch.

Baile na Cille Church, Timsgarry, Uig, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9JJ
By pre-booking a visit only.

Re-imagined Online.

Uig Open 2020

Baile na Cille

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Hulabhaig is pleased to show work from artists across the globe in this first (now online) Uig summer art exhibition.

Originally planned as a selected show at Baile na Cille in Uig, unfortunately cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have re-opened 'The Open' to all artists who have an interest or connection with the Outer Hebrides.


A Work in Progress

Contemporary Art at Baile na Cille.

Andrea Ingram : Geoff Stear : Stephan-Maria Aust : Andy Laffan

Baile na Cille

17th December to January 31st 2020.

The title 'A Work in Progress' alludes to current activity at the church in Uig. Since its sale by the Church of Scotland in 2010, its future has been uncertain. Now in collaboration with owners Brian and Miranda Gayton, Hulabhaig are delighted to be able to explore its potential as an art gallery. This first exhibition brings together a collection of work by contemporary artists across the Isles of Lewis and Harris and includes photography, painting and sculpture.

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The Beasts of Holm

Mhairi Law : Gill Thompson : Margarita Williams
Geoff Stear : Irene Blair : Andy Laffan

The Beasts of Holm

A Cloud Exhibition of New Work from Six Hebridean Artists Inspired by The Iolaire Tragedy of 1919.

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Of Sea & Land

Geoff Stear

Of Sea & Land

Hulabhaig was delighted to present a new collection of large abstract artworks on canvas and a selection of smaller scale artworks on paper from renown Isle of Harris artist Geoff Stear.

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Cloud Exhibitions

Curated by Hulabhaig.

In 2018, Hulabhaig started experimenting with producing 'Cloud Exhibitions' as a method of curating online solo and group shows of work from island based artists. Back then everything was 'virtual' and now we have a wonderful empty church (Baile-na-Cille) to work with.

The 'Cloud Exhibitions' will continue and we will use them to document the artwork we show at Baile-na-Cille and reach out to our growing global audience.

Our previous online shows are currently being converted and reformatted to suit our new website. When they are ready we will provide the links on this page.