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St Peters Seminary : Cardross Film

Space and Light : Portrait by Murray Grigor of St Peter’s Seminary

Cardross Seminary Film

Location: just north of Cardross, nr Helensburgh
Architects: Gillespie Kidd & Coia
Date built: 1958-66/8; closed 1980

Space and Light Revisited
As part of the Book Festival and as a trailer for Brian Dillon’s talk, Filmhouse is screening Space and Light Revisited on the seminary of St Peter’s Cardross on 22 Aug 2010 : see Glasgow Events

Space and Light 1972 & Space and Light Revisited 2009 – World Premiere

Films by Murray Grigor A two-screen presentation with a live performance of the film score.

Date: 21 Sep 2009
Venue: RSAMD, Glasgow

Space and Light was a wordless portrait of St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross. With its haunting score the film captured the flow of spaces and play of light in a day in the life of this modernist masterpiece, Space and Light Revisited – supported by a Creative Scotland Award – is a painstaking shot-by-shot recreation of the original film, made earlier this year in the now derelict rubble-strewn husk.

The score will be conducted by Rory Boyle – a protégée of the film’s composer Frank Spedding – and performed by musicians associated with the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Space and Light : PDF – 640kb

Cardross Seminary : main page

Scotland’s Shame

St Peters Seminary
photos © Neale Smith

“The months and years go by yet nothing concrete is done to help this building. It is time the Scottish Government step in to arrest the decay”. Adrian Welch



St Peters Seminary : Letters

Cardross Seminary article in full

Gillespie Kidd & Coia

Cardross won the RIBA Architecture Award, 1967

Glasgow Architecture Tours

Scottish Architecture : best scottish buildings of the last three decades

Glasgow Transport Museum
Museum of Transport Glasgow
photograph : Alan McAteer

Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch


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