January 1976

Edinburgh: Scottish Arts Council, 1976
15 x 10.6.cm, 48pp plus pictorial wrappers and bound in errata slip. Exhibition catalogue for a group show at the SAC which not only included Finlay but also Eileen Lawrence, Will Maclean, Glen Onwin, Fred Stiven and Ainslie Yule, the whole curated by Paul Overy of "landscape" inspired art. The cover has a Finlay small work on the front (Landscape/Interior) and 16 works are listed internally as well as two others in b/w ('Homage to Kandinsky' and 'Emden Relief' (a sculpture of a cruiser at Stoneypath). The errata slip has two mistakes of names of Finlay works on it which no doubt irritated the poet. Looking at the catalogue is is clear Finlay is by far the most significant of the artists showing.
This was a show at a time when Finlay and the SAC were willing to work together - later the poet withdrew works from a planned SAC exhibition in 1977 because he felt the organisaiton insufficiently supported him in various disputes he was becoming embroiled in. Some nascent foxing to wrappers and end papers else §VG+. Scarce....