NVA has produced a practical and ambitious public scheme to rescue and re-invigorate Kilmahew/St Peter’s, the world renowned former estate and 20th century religious college complex that sits shrouded in beautiful woodland near the Firth of Clyde in west Scotland. The approach is based on partial restoration and new design, and represents the last chance to save this valuable resource from irreversible ruination. The vision is that Kilmahew/St Peter’s will become a vibrant arts landscape, offering a range of spaces and possibilities for creativity and learning.
Local dialogue, expertise and input is a cornerstone of The Invisible College, a research network taking its cue from the free university tradition, which aims to give non-academic audiences access to some of the most powerful thinking, fuelling the development of cross disciplinary knowledge in the Arts and Humanities. This film documents the responses of local school children and community members during the first community open day NVA held on site at Kilmahew/St Peter's.
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