Sunday, 12 April 2009

Alec Finlay

Alec Finlay, Alexander and Susan Maris You’ll have had you tea?
HICA (the Highland Institute for Contemporary Art)
Dalcombrie, Loch Ruthven, Inverness, Scotland
3 May – 7 June, 2009

Alec FinlayHome to a king
Nest-boxes with embedded crossword clues on the names of trees, newly installed at Stanza (St Andrews), George Square Gardens (Edinburgh), Montgomery Street Gardens (Edinburgh) and Cove Park (Kilcreggan).
Visit Alec’s website for more information on Home to a king, where you can download and make your own crossword nest-box.

Mesostic Remedy
New book by Alec Finlay, available May 2009
A compendium of mesostic poems composed on the names of Dr Edward Bach’s 38 flower remedies. With drawings of the plants by Laurie Clark.
Hardback (signed, ed. 750) £20.00
Paperback £12.00
designed by StudioLR
Shortlisted for Scottish Design Awards 2009

More awards
Mesostic Curriculum at The Community School of Auchterarder
Alec Finlay and StudioLR worked with school groups to compose mesostic poems on the names of well known authors in the National Curriculum. The poems were made into signs displayed around the school.
Shortlisted for Scottish Design Awards 2009

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