Cupar Arts Festival

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 Catherine Street, Cupar, KY15 4TA) include Kate Downie’s Gaps, Distortions and Downright Lies, an installation in the former judge’s chambers that prompts visitors to question the nature of reality.

Also still available to see are Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell’s The willow tree motif with a certain “je ne sais quoi”, an intricate and evocative installation that transforms the old courtroom, and David Faithfull’s ‘Dotterel’ paste-ups, inspired by the ecological changes faced by endangered birds like the dotterel. Keep an eye out for David’s work at a number of outdoor sites across Cupar as well.

Visits to these three artworks in the County Buildings are by appointment only–email us (admin@cupararts.org.uk) and set up a time to visit.

Pop over to the ground floor of the County Buildings anytime during opening hours (weekdays, 9am-7pm) to see the Liminal exhibition of drawings and prints–there’s no need to book beforehand. For this exhibition, CAF’s artist curators and invited guests have created a series of unique responses to the Festival’s theme of ‘liminal’–the idea of crossing a threshold or making a transition.

And finally, two CAF2016 film commissions can be viewed online in their entirety–Anthony Schrag’s video What Lies (Beneath Cupar)? sees Anthony follow the waters of the Lady Burn underneath the town and into an altogether more claustrophobic Cupar, while Carolyn Scott’s East West Hame’s Best documents the friendships formed by a group of women from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including the Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal and Bulgaria.

To read more about all the CAF2016 artists and their work, visit our 2016 Festival website, which is currently being developed into an archive of this year’s event. You can also see archives of our previous festivals.

Image Credits
David Faithfull and Kate Downie Images: Chris Watt
Cupar courtroom installation: Cynthia Dinan Mitchell
David Faithfull ‘Pelican’: Gayle Nelson