Hinterland was a night-time public art event marking the launch of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture. The site was the 50-year-old St Peter’s seminary, near Helensburgh in Argyll and Bute.
Visitors walked through semi-ancient woodland to discover the ruined seminary buildings, reanimated with monochromatic light installations. Considered a brutalist masterpiece, it was
designed by Gillespie, Kidd and Coia in 1953 and completed in 1966. It was abandoned in the late 1980s, burnt in the 1990s, and joined the World Monuments Fund’s 100 Most Endangered
Sites list in 2008. Starting in late 2016, it will be restored over two years as an arts venue by Hinterland’s organiser, NVA.