Cupar Arts EDEN 15 – 23 June 2019
Cupar Arts EDEN 15-23 June was a brilliant success this year!
In the Corn Exchange around 2,000 people visited or participated in the exhibitions and events throughout the 9 day event. Celie Byrne’s portraits, Mark Small and Carl Smyth’s fantastic “SKELF” installation – a sculptural stage and sonic chamber, Phill Jupitus’ collages, and Mike Middleton’s Wulfgar the Bard’s Chronicles of Mercia tapestry, were all fabulously enjoyed by the visitors to our Arts Hub throughout the event. We are delighted with the reaction to creating an exciting stage which was used throughout for a variety of events, with its beautiful coloured and back-lit glass, and there was a huge swell of enthusiasm to have something like this stage and a greater arts emphasis there permanently in the Corn Exchange lower hall.
The Henge in the Park event with Muchty Music makers playing on the Bandstand and Scottish Flowers Henge panels around the bandstand, with pictures by Cupar Art Club on the railings of the River Eden as well as bird collages by Kilmaron School pupils and Sustainable Cupar’s colourful painted bike also on the railings, made wonderful use of the river in the background. This use of the river Eden railings, along with the 26 venue Arts Trail around the town businesses which was fabulously popular, were experimental aspects of EDEN which we aim to repeat again, having tested and discovered their immense popularity, we can definitely say there is a huge demand or appetite for more arts events of this type in Cupar and we aim to explore all options towards creating a permanent arts space in Cupar in the coming year.
A huge thank you from Cupar Arts to everyone who participated or visited and contributed to the fabulous fun and enjoyment through the arts of this wonderful Cupar Arts EDEN 2019.