The Scottish poet-sculptor's hybrid installation Sailing Dinghy travels to Falkirk for this Artist Rooms display.
Ian Hamilton Finlay's work has combined the visual and the literary since his rise to fame as a 'concrete poet' in the 1960s, writing verse in which the appearance on the page was as important as the meaning. Over his career the visual has flowed while the poetry has ebbed, and today he is known first-and-foremost as a sculptor.
Often inspired by the sea, Finlay's work explores subjects from militarism and politics to nature through a confluence of sculpture, poetry and graphic design. This Artist Rooms exhibition brings his installation Sailing Dinghy to Falkirk, from its permanent home at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.