Hulabhaig @ Baile na Cille Church



After a short period of reflection and a chance to consider the future of Hulabhaig, We are pleased to announce that Hulabhaig is getting stronger and we are expanding our team.

For 2023 and beyond Hulabhaig will be directed by a new team of curators and artists.

Malcolm Maclean Director and Curator.
Malcolm is a multi-disciplinary artist who has curated a number of successful exhibitions that have toured internationally. He was founding chair of Stornoway’s An Lanntair arts centre and CEO of the National Gaelic Arts Agency before becoming chair of UNESCO Scotland. His family have lived beside Baile Na Cille since the 1690s.

Jon Macleod Guest Curator.
Jon is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator. He has worked extensively in the Nordic Region as well as taking part in projects in Senegal, Macedonia and St.Kilda. He was a recent recipient of a Churchill Fellowship for a project based in Fogo Island, Newfoundland, focussing on the role of creativity in Island communities. He is a Project Curator and Residency programmer for An Lanntair and has been based on the West Side of Lewis for the last 25 years where he works a croft.

Màiri NicGillìosa Director and Artist.
Mairi is a visual artist with a research-based practice. Mairi studied Sculpture at Edinburgh Collage of Art, Horticulture at SRUC and has a postgraduate Masters degree in 'Learning and Teaching Gaelic Arts' with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Mairi's work is inspired by the living landscape, situated with communities and often with sculptural or painterly outcomes.

Andy Laffan Director and Curator.
Andy founded Hulabhaig in 2018, as a curatorial platform to bring remote artists and global audiences together. Initially online based, now operating from Baile na Cille church in Uig, Andy is now helping to establish the venue as a permanent contemporary art centre.

Baile na Cille church, Uig, Isle of Lewis.

We would also like to thank Ian Scarr-Hall for his encouragement and support in helping this project to progress.

Grateful thanks also go to Brian and Miranda Gayton, who have provided us with a truly remarkable venue to work with.

Sponsorship and support will be a key part of developing our projects and securing the future of Baile na Cille church. If you would like to support us, please check out the 'Support Us' page where we will be outlining ways in which you can help.