What’s next for Cupar Arts?

After several very successful years spent developing Cupar Arts, Festival Director Gayle Nelson is set to leave the role. Here, she talks to Jenny Messenger about the triumphs and challenges of running the festival, and why she would encourage everyone to get...

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

City Art Centre exhibition – Paper Trail: Drawings, Watercolours, Prints Paper’s important role in visual art is often overlooked in favour of what is on the paper, rather than the material itself. Yet the City Art Centre’s “Paper Trail” exhibitionseeks to put this...

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Between Ice and Sky

Between Ice and Sky Dundee has a rich history of developing far-flung shipping routes and industrial innovation, writes Jenny Messenger, both of which are flagged up in the McManus’ Charting New Waters exhibition - a showcase of recent acquisitions to Dundee’s...

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Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse The Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) launched their intriguingly titled ‘Exquisite Corpse’ exhibition in St Andrews Museum at the weekend. This is the first time that the SSA have exhibited in St Andrews and this exhibition features 22 artists...

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Making a Monument

Making a Monument Jenny Messenger Tucked away on Chalmers Close off Edinburgh's High Street, disembodied voices and choral songs from Trinity Apse filter through the noise of the city. Inside, a video of interviews with community choirs from New Zealand shows a parish...

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CAF Exhibitions – What’s On Now

CAF Exhibitions - What's On Now Cupar Arts Festival may be over for 2016, but if you didn’t have time to see everything in June, you're in luck–some of the artwork is still being exhibited around town. Exhibitions currently on show in the County Buildings (St...

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Liminal Exhibition

In response to this year's Cupar Arts Festival 'liminal' theme, CAF artist curators and invited guests have created an intriguing exhibition of drawings and prints reflecting liminality in all its aspects. Defined as a occupying a position at a threshold, or relating...

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All Change

Several of this year's CAF artists are exhibiting their work at Cupar's historic County Buildings on St Catherine Street - and what better place to find artwork responding to historical, architectural and human transformation than such a significant civic building?...

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From Rannoch to St John’s

From Rannoch to St John's One of our CAF exhibitions is currently making its way to the Festival via a rather unusual route - Maris is carrying the artwork Reliquary on foot from their studio in Rannoch to Cupar, where it will be housed in St John's Church on...

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Kate Downie Interview

'The room that you walk into will be a lie.' CAF artist Kate Downie met Jenny Messenger in Cupar's County Buildings to talk about her festival project, 'Gaps, Distortions and Downright Lies: a complete re-configuration of space, in drawing'. As Jenny found out, Kate...

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Spotlight on… Maddy Lyons, Volunteer Coordinator

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at an arts festival? Find out here - Maddy Lyons, currently the Volunteer Coordinator for Cupar Arts Festival, spoke to Jenny Messenger about the huge job of organising everything to do with our all-important volunteers....

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Caroline Dear Interview

'It's about a sense of awe and wonder when people actually see, smell, touch the work - it's quite a physical presence.' Caroline Dear's artwork draws on the idea of peatland as a place of transition to another world. Here, Caroline tells Jenny Messenger how her work...

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