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NVA’s mission is to make powerful public art that reaffirms people’s connection to the built and natural heritage.


The company has produced many unusual and dynamic interventions in extraordinary landscapes over the last 20 years. Light, sound and collective movement have been incorporated into the mountains of Skye, city lighting festivals and international cultural events including the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and the Tour de France – Grand Départ in Yorkshire in 2014.


Our practice uses creative learning and environmental innovation, involving audiences in physically redefining urban and rural settings, revealing how places shape and are shaped by people. Permanent works, which often regenerate broken landscapes, include the resuscitation of St Peter’s seminary as the world’s first intentional modernist ruin, creating a new resource for arts, heritage and knowledge exchange. Plans are progressing well, with an inaugural event on site planned for Spring 2016.



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