Maris’ Reliquary reconstructs a lost work founded upon the ancient Celtic poem The Song of Amergin, and created by an anonymous artist thirty years ago. Although the unknown creator made thirteen artefacts related to the poem, only two have survived: a copper ‘Ark’, and a small stone ‘Aerolith’. Maris is refitting the original copper ark with new artefacts based on notes and images from the creator’s archive. The restored reliquary will then be carried, on foot, from their studio in Rannoch to Cupar.

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Educated at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art, (Alexander & Susan) Maris work collaboratively, employing a variety of media to explore concepts of the ‘post-urban’, and the role of landscape in cultural history and myth. The Marises exhibit internationally, and their work resides in public and private collections in Europe and North America.



Cupar Arts Festival, Maris


St John’s Church,
Cupar, KY15 4BY

Open: Saturdays 10am – 6pm; Sunday 12.30pm – 5pm; Weekdays 10am – 7pm.
Please note: The upper level of this building which houses the exhibition is not wheelchair accessible.


The route Maris will be walking with Reliquary:

Day1. Annat – Gleann Mor | Day2. Gleann Mor – Fortingall – Kenmore – Duneaves – Urlar Burn | Day3. Urlar Burn – Rob Roy Way to Aberfeldy – Rob Roy Way to Fonab | Day 4. Fonab – C7 to Ballinluig – Lochan Oisinnach | Day 5. Loch Oisinnach – Pitcarnick Burn – Blairgowrie | Day 6. Blairgowrie – Alyth – Airlie – Sidlaw Hills | Day 7. Sidlaw Hills – Bridgefoot – Dundee – Wormit – Balmerino | Day 8. Balmerino – Kilmaron | Day 9. Kilmaron – Cupar

Follow the journey of the Reliquary

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