NVA Glasgow Public Art, Cardross Film Project, Scotland, Photos, Scottish Designers

NVA Glasgow, Public Art

Scottish Architecture Interventions: Film set at St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland

22 Jan 2018

NVA Film

Announcing Make Me Up, a new film by Rachel Maclean 🎥

Announcing a major commission for The New Agora 2018

NVA Film News

News from NVA:

We’re excited to be working with Hopscotch Films to co-produce Make Me Up, a new film by acclaimed Scottish artist Rachel Maclean which marks 100 years since women were first given the right to vote in the United Kingdom.

Part horror movie, part comedy, Make Me Up reflects on the shortcomings of our journey towards equality throughout the past century.

Make Me Up, a new film by Rachel Maclean
image courtesy of NVA

The film imagines a dystopian future where a group of women are trapped in a cruel reality TV-style competition in the brutal modernist setting of St Peter’s Seminary. Here, voting is not a liberation – it is a harsh judgement the contestants must face. New arrival Siri learns the rules of a show where compliance and attractiveness are key. Emboldened by her growing friendship with fellow inmate Alexa, Siri finds ways of sabotaging the system and discovers some terrible truths in the process

Make Me Up is the centrepiece of our new strand of programming, The New Agora – an annual series of digital artworks and public events that aims to build genuine conversations across divides. In Ancient Greece, the agora was the forum for public debate. The New Agora programme will provide an open platform to consider issues affecting humanity today, and for this first year we’ll be exploring the theme of Representation.

Make Me Up will be broadcast by the BBC and screened throughout the UK during 2018. We’ll be revealing more information about the tour in Spring. Visit the website to subscribe for updates and find out more.

Make Me Up is part of Represent, a series of artworks commissioned by 14-18 NOW inspired by the Representation of the People Act 1918. While the act gave the vote only to women over 30, Represent invites young female artists to explore democracy, equality and inclusion in contemporary Britain.

Cardross Seminary

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Previously on Glasgow Architecture:

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NVA News

NVA in Germany
Design: NVA, Glasgow, with choreographer Pipo Tafel
The Speed of Light in Ruhr
photo © McAteer
The Speed of Light Project
This project reimagined urban and rural landscapes with the creative Scottish team collaborating with German choreographer Pipo Tafel.

11 Nov 2010

Venice Biennale + Cardross Seminary

NVA represents Scotland at International Architecture Exhibition

Scotland’s creativity and innovation will be on display throughout the final weekend of the greatest showcase of architecture in the world.

St Peters Seminary
photo © Neale Smith

Cardross Seminary Building

NVA Projects

College of Building & Printing, Glasgow

Alan McAteer’s images profiling NVA’s Glasgow Lighting Projects, in partnership with Scottish Arts Council National Lottery Fund, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow College of Building and Printing:

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Glasgow Tidal Weir
Launched Mar 2003

nva Tidal Weir Glasgow Tidal Weir NVA nva, Clyde

The lighting scheme for the Weir will enhance the regeneration programme for the area and add to the existing work currently taking place as part of the River Clyde redevelopment.

Glasgow Lighting Project:

Tramway Theatre Chimney, Glasgow

NVA Glasgow Lighting + Art Projects images / information from NVA

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Burrell Museum – Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2023
Burrell Museum Glasgow building interior
photo © Janie Airey Art Fund 2023
Burrell Museum

Armadillo Glasgow

Glasgow Transport Museum

Glasgow Walking Tours

Scottish Hydro Arena

SECC Glasgow

Comments / photos for the NVA Lighting Glasgow Architecture page welcome