PAST

ALEC FINLAY

26 March 2003

Alec Finlay Performed a workshop entitled 'Sewing Circle' at R O O M for one day in March. This event was additional to an Arnolfini lecture, and during his residency at Baltic, Newcastle.
Alec Finlay is an Scottish born artist and publisher based in Edinburgh. His work involves participation projects. Current projects included Wind Blown Cloud.
His work has been widely exhibited at The Bluecoat, Tate Modern, Norwich Castle Museum, ARC Gallery (Sofia), and HICA (Highland Institute for Contemporary Art). In 2012 he was a finalist in the first annual ALICE awards, nominated for his 2009 project white peak | dark peak (Public Art Category).

Bynames (Hermit Futon) Football Haiku, and The Book of Questions.
Finlay's use of nest boxes, botanic labels, clothing name-tapes, and wind turbines are examples of ways in which Finlay embeds smaller elements into wider landscapes to create 'families' or 'colonies' of work, emphasising the experiential and lived. He has produced letterboxes with circular poems on the stamps. Often these works are collaborative, sometimes mapped directly onto the landscape, at others embedded socially, or accessible on-line using QR code technology. Finlay has published over twenty books, and has won three Scottish Design Awards (Best Typography, Best Book, Chairman's Award, 2000).

Alec Finlay is an artist and publisher. His work involves participation projects. Current projects include Wind Blown Cloud,

Bynames (Hermit Futon) Football Haiku, and The Book of Questions.