SING/WILD/KIND/WOOD, 2012, Giclee Print

Ash - Summer, 2008, Collage

Crossword Tree (Yew), 2008, Collage

Crossword Tree (Wild Apple - Summer), 2008, Collage

Bole of Rowan, 2008, Collage

Alec Finlay is an artist and poet based in Edinburgh. Working over a generous range of media, from poetry, sculpture and collage, to audio-visual, new technology and print, Finlay's work reflects on our interaction with nature and considers how we as a culture, or cultures, relate to landscape. These projects are frequently collaborative; they weave together experiential installations, mappings, innovative forms, artist blogs and a diverse range of publications. Recent books include Mesostic Remedy (morning star, 2009) and Mesostic Interleaved (morning star & The University of Edinburgh, 2009).


In 2012 Finlay exhibited newly commissioned work at the 18th Biennial of Sydney and was short-listed for the 2012 Alice awards, in recognition of his public art work white-peak / dark-peak. He has exhibited extensively including at The Bluecoat, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Leeds Art Gallery, Tate Britain, ICA London, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.


Finlay established his innovative small press morning star in 1990, specialising in publications involving collaborations between artists and poets, including the award-winning pocketbooks series (1999–2002). Be My Reader, Finlay's selected poems, has recently been published by Shearsman Books.


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