A Society of Scottish Artists satellite exhibition hosted by An Lanntair, Stornoway, May – June 2019

“Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.”

Throughout the medieval period, because of the commodity value of writing materials, it was common for vellum manuscripts to have the original text scraped-off and written over. With forensic and other techniques it became possible to reveal the original writing, which could be more significant than what came after.

The theme of Palimpsest suggests multiple possibilities for artists – from imagery which is layered, erased or re-worked to conceptual layers of thought or process.


Open Submission

Artists may submit proposals for new works or propose existing works in all mediums, which interrogate, challenge, comment or engage creatively with the concept of ‘Palimpsest’.

Full details of how to submit will be published soon.

Submissions Open 20 June 2018
Deadline 16 August 2019
Section 17 August – 31 August 2019
Artists notified by mid-September 2019
Exhibition May – June 2019


An Lanntair is a hub for creativity and the arts in the Outer Hebrides. A multi-arts venue, their work stretches across a national and international platform, yet their distinctiveness lies in being ‘of the place’ and the creativity of Gaelic and the Outer Hebrides takes centre stage. For further information see http://lanntair.com

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