Friday, 4 January 2013

New Card Out - Alec Finlay!

We have a new Secret Preston Art card out from today by Alec Finlay - how wonderful!

All of the limited edition postcards have gone into the venues around Preston and are available for FREE - so go and get yourself one before they all go. Venues are The Pavilion in Avenham Park, The Conti Pub, Tourist Info Centre, The Museum of Lancashire, Wonderland on Friargate and Scene on Friargate too.

Alec Finlay is and artist and poet based in Edinburgh. He uses text, print, sculpture and collage, audio-visual and digital technology in his work to reflect our interaction with nature. His work considers how we as a culture, or cultures, relate to landscape.

He has shown work at The Baltic, The Bluecoat, Turner Contemporary, Royal Scottish Academy, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and was recently commissioned to make new work for the 18th Biennial of Sydney. 

Publications include: Be My Reader published by Shearsman Books; Mesostic Remedy published by Morning Star and Mesostic Interleaved published by Edinburgh University.

Finlay was shortlisted for the Northern Art Prize in 2010 and the Alice Awards in 2012.
Go to his website for more details:

The work he has made for SPA is in collaboration with artist Hanna Tuulikki and for more information on her work please visit her website here:

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on one of the limited edition postcards you'll realise you'll be needing the answers to the riddles...