Alec Finlay (b. 1966) is a poet, publisher and artist based in Edinburgh. In recent years Finlay’s work has been primarily concerned with contemporary visions of nature and landscape.
The range of forms that he has employed is incredibly diverse: neon text; nest-boxes; major interventions working with windmill turbines and public gardens, multiples, paperworks and all forms of print and web-based media; and such innovative poetic forms as the renga, circle poem and mesostic. Recently, Finlay has worked on long term residencies and exhibitions with BALTIC and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and performances for Tramway and Tate Modern, including presentations at ARC Projects Sofia and Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv. Currently, Finlay is undertaking a commission, in collaboration with Lucy Richards and Ken Cockburn, on a national COVID memorial initiated by The Herald and greenspace scotland.