Charles Avery’s ‘sea monster’

‘I say Sea Monster, not because this creature displays any characteristics that would make it adept in the water, but because that is where Only McPhew found it, washing around in the shallows of The Memory of Conchious-Ness. It may have wandered there from the planes in search of food, and died of exhaustion, or fallen into a ravine and be carried down by the river into the estuary.’

– Charles Avery

Charles Avery’s giant ‘sea monster’ sculpture inhabits the first floor of the town’s Burgh Chambers, accompanied by a series of paintings of blue dots likened to ‘atoms falling through the void’ – a must for younger visitors to the festival.


Cupar Arts Festival, Charles Avery

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Burgh Chambers


Burgh Chambers
Cupar, KY15 4LS

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