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The Steadings Gallery

The Steadings Gallery is a bright and contemporary art gallery in Balmacara Square, housed in one of the renovated farm buildings. Throughout the year both local and national artists exhibit a wide range of arts and crafts, from nature-inspired jewellery and Scottish Highlands landscape photography to sculpture and wildlife paintings. The gallery has free car parking, toilets and Wi-Fi, and provides a welcome indoor attraction if the weather is a bit wet and wild. If the sun is out, a trip to the gallery can be combined with one of the many walks from the square.

2021 is shaping up to be a busy year in the gallery – our first exhibition starts on Thursday 29 April.

Taking Time Out – Becky Smith

29 April–13 May 2021

What do you do when you are forced to take time out from your normal life and are able to do what you choose to do, instead of what you have to do each week?

Our first exhibition of 2021 is from Becky Smith. Becky is a local artist from the Isle of Skye and she is returning to the gallery with a selection of print-making, painting, jewellery and crafts.

Please wear face masks in the gallery; only one family group can enter the gallery at a time.

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Provisional 2021 exhibition schedule

Thurs 29 April–Thurs 13 May: Taking Time Out, Becky Smith
Fri 21 May–Sun 6 June: Marianne Worthy, Saffron Dilly and Ana Phoenix
Wed 9 June–Mon 21 June: Ann Coomber, sculpture
Tues 22 June–Fri 2 July: Bridge Art Collective
Sat 3 July–Sat 17 July: Claire Rooney
Sun 18 July–Sat 24 July: Meg Miller, paintings and sculpture
Sun 25 July–Fri 30 July: Emma Siedle-Collins, mixed media and textiles
Sat 31 July–Sat 7 August: Iain Turnbull Photography
Sun 8 August–Fri 20 August: Raasay Artists on tour
Sat 21 August–Fri 27 August: Andrea Brown
Sat 28 August–Thurs 9 September: Shore & Land Art, Gail MacGregor
Fri 10 September–Sat 18 September: Irene Blair
Sun 19 September–Fri 1 October: Marianne Worthy, Saffron Dilly and Ana Phoenix
Sat 2 October–Fri 8 October: Gill Houlsby and Andy Spink
Sat 9 October–Sat 16 October: Caitlin Turnbull
Sun 17 October–Sat 23 October: Sally McDonald
Fri 3 December–Thurs 9 December: John Sikorski

Please note this schedule is subject to change.


Are you an artist looking for a convenient exhibition space close to the tourist destinations of Skye and the NC500? This space could provide you with the perfect place to host your next event! There’s a full hanging system provided and a small kitchen for the artist’s use. We can also help promote your event through our digital channels and local outlets.

Bookings are generally on a weekly basis but can be flexible and pricing is very reasonable. Contact the estate office via balmacara@nts.org.uk if you’re interested in finding out more.