Alec Finlay

Alec Finlay

Alec Finlay is an internationally recognized artist & poet whose work crosses over a range of media and forms, from poetry, sculpture and collage, to audio‐visual and new technology. Much of Finlay's work considers how we as a culture, or cultures, relate to landscape. As a poet, Finlay adopted such innovative forms as the mesostic, embedded-poem, and circle-poem. Recent projects have focussed on place-names. His publications include A Variety of Cultures (2016), ebban an’ flowan (2015), a better tale to tell (2015), Global Oracle (2014), there were our own there were the others (2014), A Company of Mountains (2013), and Today Today Today (2013). Recent artist projects include Sweeney’s Bothy, an artist-residency space for the Isle of Eigg, and taigh, Scotland’s national memorial for organ and tissue donors, installed in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden. In 1990, Finlay established Morning Star, a press specializing in collaborations between artists and poets, including the award-winning pocketbooks series (1999–2002). Since then he has published over thirty books and won six Scottish Design Awards, including two Grand Prix Awards (2001, 2015). Finlay blogs regularly at www.alecfinlay.com