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Architecture Meets Art

Thursday 7 November, 2024

Venue: Collective Architecture, Bath Street, Glasgow

Event Concept   |   Artists & Catalogue   |   Sponsors   |   Gallery

Architecture Meets Art (#AmeetsA):
Raising funds to support Scotland's Architectural Heritage, to help communities thrive. 

Important dates

30th September

Deadline to donate and submit a piece of art

7th November

Live Auction at Collective Architecture

Purchase attendance tickets here

Event Concept

AmeetsA was born in 2014, and a second edition followed in 2015. In 2023 we brought this exciting event back to life in partnership with Collective Architecture

In 2024 AmeetsA is celebrating the stunning Art Deco era in Scotland: we are asking architects, designers and artists to create a piece of art - using any media they like - inspired by a building built in Scotland in the 1920s and 1930s

Nominated 2024 Project

The Aberdeen Bon Accord Baths 

Bon Accord Heritage aims to rejuvenate the Bon Accord Baths by considering a profitable and community-enhancing adaptation proposal. The client is open to investing in a design that brings long-term economic and social benefits to Aberdeen and beyond, enriching the 'granite mile'. Bon Accord Heritage conducts open days as stakeholders to raise public awareness of the building. Their main focus is conserving, repairing, and adapting the baths to meet the community's needs.

The building would rediscover its original purpose—to shelter and aid individuals in overcoming health issues. Historically, the Baths were established to treat rheumatism. Today, Aberdeen faces various social challenges, including mental health issues. This space could serve as a biophilic sanctuary where people can find healing and solace, particularly during cold and isolating winters.


The primary solution to address the building's significant issues would be to implement a retrofit strategy. Challenges like asbestos, Mold, humidity, vandalized windows, and interior finishes must be addressed to make the building habitable once more.

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The Legacy of Architectutre meets Art

When Balmacara Old Mill Hall renovation project was nominated for Architecture meets Art 2023, I didn’t know what to expect, but I was just blown away by both the concept and what the event did for our project.

Held in a magnificent venue that brought together some of Scotland’s finest architects, experts, and suppliers it helped raise our project’s profile to a national level. This allowed us to tell our story to an engaged audience, make contacts and receive pledges of support.

This all added to the main purpose of the event itself, which was to fundraise for our project, and on the night, in addition to the benefit-in-kind pledges and the raised awareness we were able to raise £4,000 through the scheduled art auction.

This was a remarkable sum for a small charity and allowed Balmacara Old Hill Hall and the Balmacara Community Trust to move the building renovation onto the building warrant stage. We are hopeful, with the project already receiving nearly £400K in grant monies, fundraising and donation so far, we are in the final stages of securing the remaining funding to allow this £900K project to start work in early 2025.

Mardi Wood, Balmacara Fundraising Manager

Artists

Participating Artists

2024 participating artists/architects will be announced shortly. 

In 2023, AmeetsA was supported by Alan Dunlop, Bespoke Atelier, Emma Wood, Garriga 3, Keith Hunter, Lindsey Mackenzie Parker, Judith Wild, Marion Gardyne, Narinder Sagoo, Sarah Lawson, Sheena Raeburn, Murray and Stuart Falconer, Veronika Desova, Will Knight. 

The Auctioneer
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AmeetsA 2023 live auction raised over four thousand pounds for the restoration of the Old Mill in Balmacara, thanks to sixteen stunning pieces of original work by some of the UK’s and Scottish most talented architects-artists and to the expert auctioning skills of the brilliant Natasha Raskin Sharp.

Sponsors

2024 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Partners

Gallery

Architecture Meets Art in pictures

See you soon!

Thursday 7 November, 2024

Venue: Collective Architecture, Glasgow

To answer any of your questions about the event, including how to participate and sponsor, you can reach us on any of the contact options below.

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