Drawing of proposed new site by Cameron Webster Architects.
A plan view.
A sketch of new interior.
Another interior sketch.
Monday, 17 June 2013
The approach to the present Cove Park site in 2013. This photo shows the drive way, the centre and the 3 older studios all of which we plan to rebuild.
The centre currently houses shared facilities such as a common room, a communal kitchen and a library/IT suite.
The office section of the centre.
View of the centre from further down site. A lovely building just a little worn out!
The back of the centre building with a glimpse of that gorgeous view!
Since 2000 Cove Park has been successfully creating year-round residencies in all art forms for national and international artists, collaborative groups and organisations. It is located on 50 acres of unspoilt hillside overlooking Loch Long on Scotland’s west coast.
Cove Park’s public buildings are in declining condition and are under-equipped, limiting the potential for creative exchange that is at the heart of the Cove Park experience. They also restrict the public’s ability to appreciate and share in the process of making new work. To remedy this we are in the planning stages of a major capital project.
Cove Park was originally owned by the MOD and loaned to the American Navy as a site to store ammunition for the Atlantic Fleet in WII. In the course of the 60s & 70s it was used by the local council as a tip. The land was later bought by environmental conservationist David Weir who opened it as a conservation park. In 2000 Peter and Eileen Jacobs on the hunt for the perfect site to open an artists residency centre, came across Cove Park and the rest is history……..