Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Ian Hamilton Finlay – Tate Britain, London
Ian Hamilton Finlay – Tate Britain / One-room installation, Sailing Dinghy, 1996,
comprising sailing boat, poem and wall texts. The room installation Sailing Dinghy encapsulates the artist’s passion and affection for ships and the sea. It consists of a boat used by Ian Hamilton Finlay himself, accompanied by a poem which evokes its movement. Much of his early poetry concerns sailing and fishing boats. Ian Hamilton Finlay works from the Artist Rooms collection will be on display at Tate Britain, London from 2nd March 2009.
by Peter Foolen, Sailing Dinghy, exhibition Ian Hamilton Finlay at Museum Am Ostwall, Dortmund, 7 October 1997