About NVA


We make powerful public art in diverse landscapes, strengthening people's connection to their built and natural surroundings. By physically involving participants in our artworks, we reveal how places shape – and are shaped by – people.

We have incorporated light, sound and collective movement into the mountains of Skye, city lighting festivals and international cultural events, including the London 2012 Olympics and the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014. Our internationally touring public artworks, Speed of Light and Ghost Peloton, have responded to hillsides in Scotland, docklands in Japan, reformed urban sites in England and the vast industrial landscapes of the Ruhr in Germany.

Our permanent works include The Hidden Gardens, Scotland’s first sanctuary garden dedicated to peace, which was founded in Glasgow in 2002. We are currently working to reclaim St Peter’s Seminary, a ruined modernist building on the west coast of Scotland, as a platform for public art.

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