Isles and Lakes (Sado)
Alec Finlay,
Photograph Maris © 2007

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Isles and Lakes
Alec was awarded the 2006 International Edible Art Award for Isles and Lakes (biscuit patterns), a multiple of pattern cutters made in the shapes of the Isle of Sado, Walden Pond, Cythera, Aral Sea, White Lake and Derwent Water. The project was curated by Lowood Gallery and included a small exhibition at the Village Bakery gallery, Melmerby.

The Sunken Bell
The Sunken Bell, a collaboration with Guy Moreton, is exhibited in the film and video umbrella touring exhibition, waterlog, with work by Tacita Dean, Simon Pope, Maris and Marcus Coates, reflecting on the work of W G Sebald, currently on show at The Collection (Lincoln). Alec also contributed a wordrawing, and two word-sculptures, fall (for Michael Hamburger) and two lifebuoys to the exhibition. A companion book was published recently and is available from FVU Summer.

The launch of Alec and Gavin Wade’s collaboration on What is animate? was held in Birmingham recently. This hyakuin renga word-map, titled 100 verses for 3 estates will soon be published on the renga website as a short film by Ravi Duprees. Copies of the book are available now.

A new letterbox has recently been installed in Wisconsin (USA), as part of Forest Art Wisconsin 2007.

A feature on letterboxing with an interview with Susan Tichy was published in the most recent issue of PRACTICE journal.

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