Sharing Little Sparta

2016 Residency Programme

Thomas A. Clark, Peter Manson and Sarah Rose

Thomas A. Clark
(born Greenock, 1944) is a poet, editor and curator based in Pittenweem, Fife. His poetry collections include Farm by the Shore (forthcoming from Carcanet), Yellow and Blue (Carcanet, 2014), The Hundred Thousand Places (Carcanet 2009), The Path to the Sea (Arc 2005), Distance & Proximity(Pocketbooks 2000) and Tormentil & Bleached Bones (Polygon 1993). His involvement from he mid 1960s with the international concrete poetry movement led to close associations with Ian Hamilton Finlay, Edwin Morgan and Dom Sylvester Houedard. In 1973, with the artist Laurie Clark, he founded Moschatel Press, publishing work by Finlay amongst many others. In 1986 he and Laurie went on to launch the Cairn Gallery, specialising in Land Art, Minimalism and Conceptual Art. His work as Director of the gallery, now located in Pittenweem, and his association with artists such as Roger Ackling, Hamish Fulton and Richard Long, has directly influenced his most recent work and collections of poetry on Scottish landscape and culture.

Peter Manson (born Glasgow, 1969) lives in Glasgow. He is a poet and translator of poetry. His books include English in Mallarmé (Blart Books, 2014), Poems of Frank Rupture (Sancho Panza Press), Adjunct: an Undigest and For the Good of Liars (both from Barque Press), and Between Cup and Lip (Miami University Press, Ohio). Manson has delivered numerous talks and lectures on his work on Mallarmé and his publication Stéphane Mallarmé: The Poems in Verse (Miami UP) was shortlisted for the Poetry Society’s 2013 Popescu Prize. His poetry has appeared in many national and international anthologies and journals. Between 1994 and 1997 he co-edited eight issues of the experimental/modernist poetry journal Object Permanence, which published and reviewed a wide range of writing from the UK and North America. Manson has been invited to read from his work at many UK and international centres and festivals, including most recently Boise State University, Idaho (2016), Hi Zero (Brighton, 2016), Oxford Brookes University (2015) and the Universities of Bydgoszcz and Poznan, Poland (2010). You can see a collection of Manson’s blog posts from his residency in our digital archive

Sarah Rose (born London, 1985) is a visual artist based in Glasgow. Recent solo exhibitions include Difficult Mothers (SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow, 2016) and The Printer’s Devil (CCA/Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow, 2015). Hew work has been included in many national and international group exhibitions in centres such as Auckland, Edinburgh, Munich and New York. She has taken part in several acclaimed residency programmes, such as Hospitalfield Arts (Arbroath), Seoul Art Space (Korea) and a thematic residency led by Will Holder at the Banff Centre (Canada). She currently co-hosts tenletters, a publishing project based in Glasgow, and is part of the ongoing collaboration lightreading. Both of these projects are concerned with art, writing and publication. Rose graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art in 2012, and a Bachelors degree majoring in Fine Art and Writing Studies from the University of Auckland.