Glasgow based environmental arts charity NVA has received an award from the Scottish Arts Council’s National Lottery – Public Art Fund to proceed with the development of a commission plan for the creation of significant temporary and permanent artworks at St Peter’s Seminary and Kilmahew Woodlands, Cardross.
The internationally significant development transforming the former Kilmahew estate includes one hundred and twenty acres of beautiful mature woodland and St Peter’s Seminary, a determinedly modernist structure that was recently added to the ’100 Most Endangered Sites’ list of the World Monuments Fund. It will mark the starting point in the dramatic recovery and restoration of an invaluable heritage asset.
Angus Farquhar, director of NVA, said: “The support from the Scottish Arts Council to create a strong commission plan is the best possible start to creating a world-class creative landscape within St Peter’s and Kilmahew woodlands.
“The site carries a remarkable 500 year history of human intervention, from the mediaeval foundations of Cardross Castle, the survival of natural woodlands and a stunning Victorian designed estate, to the powerful imposition of the 20th century seminary buildings.