Home to a King (3) – Installation by Alec Finlay

Thurs 19 – Sun 22 March 2009, South Street trail, St Andrews, Byre Theatre to Town Hall, 10am to 10pm –

Follow a unique route between StAnza venues where six nest-boxes with poetic crossword clues on the names of trees will guide you to St Andrews Town Hall, where there is a display of card model versions of the boxes. Designed by artist and poet Alec Finlay as part of a larger national project, the nest-boxes will find a permanent home after StAnza in St Andrews Botanic Gardens.

Alec Finlay works as an artist, poet and publisher. Recent publications include ‘Avant-Garde English Landscape’ (2005) and ‘Waterlog: Journeys Around an Exhibition’ (Film and Video Umbrella, London, 2007). Recent artist projects include a residency at the new observatory, Kielder Partnership, for which he created ‘One Hundred Year Star-Diary’. His most recent exhibition was ‘thoughts within thoughts’ (with Pravdo Ivanov) at ARC in Sofia, Bulgaria. Born in Scotland, Alec moved to Newcastle in 2002 as the first artist in residence at BALTIC. His studio is now based in the Ouseburn Valley. Click here to visit his website.

Presented as part of StAnza 2009 – Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft.
Project supported by the St Andrews World Class Initiative.

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