Alec Finlay

Alec Finlay

Alec Finlay (Scotland, 1966-) is an artist & poet whose work crosses over a range of media and forms. Much of Finlay's work considers how we as a culture, or cultures, relate to landscape. Finlay has published over forty books and won six Scottish Design Awards, including two Grand Prix Awards (2001, 2015). Recent publications include A Variety of Cultures (2016), ebban an’ flowan (2015), a better tale to tell (2015), Global Oracle (2014).

Alec Finlay

Wild City Manifesto

  the wild city is only the past repeating * wildness doesn’t begin or end at the edge of the city * the wild doesn’t shut at 10pm * wild…

Allt a Mhadaidh. Photograph by Hannah Devereux, 2015; in collaboration with Alec Finlay, for Gathering, commissioned by Hauser & Wirth 2014-18. A book will appear in 2018.

Mhadaidh, Maddy, Mad

  Corrie nam Fiadh, Deer Corrie the gentleness ………of browsing deer Allt a’ Mhadaidh, Wolf Burn will never ………dissolve the wolf   Some place-names refer to one-off events, like pegs…