Wednesday 14 March 2012

New Exhibition: Alec Finlay (17 March - 21 April 2012)

NEW EXHIBITION: ALEC FINLAY (opens Saturday 17 March, 11am-1pm)



17 March - 21 April 2012
Opens 17 March, 11am - 1pm

Alec Finlay is an artist, poet and publisher whose work crosses a range of media and forms, from sculpture and collage, to audio-visual, neon and new technologies. Born in Scotland in 1966 and currently based in Newcastle, England, much of Finlay's work reflects on our interaction with nature and considers how we as a culture, or cultures, relate to landscape.

Finlay describes his work as microtonal, combining a number of smaller elements within a wider field, drawing frequently on innovative poetic forms. He often works collaboratively, weaving together art and text to create generous experimental works, some mapped directly onto the landscape, others woven into the fabric of our social selves. For this exhibition, Finlay will install a new five part poem-object accompanied by an artist's book with specially written essay, published in an edition of 250.

Recent and future projects include The Road North (2010/2011), a contemporary word map of Scotland across a year long journey through its landscape, and a major new commission for the 18th Sydney Biennale to be launched in June 2012.

Opening Event
Private View: Saturday 17 March, 11am-1pm. All welcome.
At 12 noon, Alec Finlay will read from his new publication, Question your teaspoons, a collection of poems inspired by his "Stonypathian memories."


Question your teaspoons by Alec Finlay
paperback book, 36pp, published by Calder Wood Press (2012)
£5 plus p&p

Related Event:
Saturday 14 April, 2pm
Film Club: I Know Where I'm Going! (U)
Directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger (1945)
Chosen by Alec Finlay
Admission free. To book a place, please click here<>.

Also showing at Ingleby Gallery:
Gallery I: Roger Ackling (until 21 April 2012)<>
Billboard for Edinburgh: Ruth Ewan (until 24 April 2012)<>

Coming soon:
Gallery I & II: <> Callum Innes: Works on Paper 1989-2012<> (28 April - 14 July 2012)<>

Alec Finlay, Detail: 5 poem-objects, 2012
Alec Finlay: front cover of new book Question your teaspoons
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