Megan Gallacher used 'City of God as the theme for her graduate collection creating a pop art madonna with neon accessories.
"City of God is a Brazilian crime drama which explores the lives of the inhabitants of one of the world's most notorious slums in Rio de Janeiro, and the drug wars which went on there, throughout the 1960's-8o's. My interpretation is a piece of contemporary theatre designed to be performed at the abandoned St. Peters Seminary in Cardross, questioning why governments spend millions on religious buildings and monuments, while the surrounding communities crumble. Taking inspiration from Rio, Slovakia and Glasgow, I have used printed textiles and symbolism, referencing religious practices, monuments and icon paintings to tell this gritty, vibrant tale." Megan Gallacher