David Faithfull


In response to the festival’s theme of ‘liminal’, a tipping point or transitional stage, David Faithfull’s paste-up drawings at various outdoor sites across the town reflect the perilous future of a number of endangered birds. Those include the dotterel, native to the Cairngorms and one of several birds on the UK’s endangered species list. The effects of global warming have altered its mountain habitat and forced it to move higher up the slopes, prompting David to reflect that eventually it may leave for the final time, never to visit Scottish slopes again. Employing various alchemical symbols and references to historical and mythical birds, David’s work considers this contemporary ecological transformation. His work can be found at a number of outdoor sites across the town and is accompanied by an installation in Cupar County Buildings.

David is an artist, printmaker and curator based in Edinburgh. Recent exhibitions include ‘Leviathan’ at Summerhall in Edinburgh. In 2015, he curated the ‘Dark Matters’ project, which coincided with the total solar eclipse.

Cupar Arts Festival, David Faithfull

County Buildings


County Buildings,
St Catherine Street,
Cupar, KY15 4TA

Open: Saturdays 10am – 6pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm; Weekdays 10am – 7pm.

David’s work can also be discovered at a number of outdoor locations across the town. Festival visitors are encouraged to seek them out.


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