Hinterland launch of Scotland's festival of architecture 2016
Hinterland offers capacity audiences the opportunity to rediscover the building’s powerfully exposed superstructure and unique architectural features for the first time in 30 years to coincide with the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.
This is an important step in the journey towards the planned transformation to create one of the UK’s most significant new cultural venues due to open in 2018.
Angus Farquhar, Creative Director of NVA said, “I am really pleased by the way local people have responded to the work we are doing at the seminary at this point in its transformation. The event has sold out and we have audiences coming from across the UK and Europe. The subtle composition of lighting, projection and choral music beautifully echoes the site history and will give audiences a strong impression of its creative potential. I’m very much looking forward to seeing how people respond to it over the next ten days.”
Hinterland is the name for both the inaugural event and the planned permanent cultural resource, presenting a public statement about the site’s future use as a national platform for progressive public art, looking towards 2018 when the partially restored buildings are fully opened. The event follows an extensive programme of work to make the building safe for future use led by Reigart Contracts. This transition has revealed stunning architectural details that have been concealed beneath debris for the last 25 years.
Hinterland is proud to be part of the Festival of Architecture 2016, Scotland’s Celebration of design, creativity and built environment. The Festival runs throughout 2016 with over 400 events taking place across Scotland. Go to www.foa2016.com to get involved.
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