Sharing Little Sparta

2018 Resident Artist

John Farrell

Language as Landscape

John Farrell (born 1990) is interested in the notion of language as a form of landscape. He declares an affinity with Finlay’s work and plans to spend time in the garden to experience the physical aspect of language as a ‘landscape’ at Little Sparta. He will also spend time in Finlay’s library and visit other collections of his written and printed work. Keeping with the spirit of Finlay himself, John intends to work collaboratively with other artists and makers on a small artist book.

John is based in Bellshill in Scotland’s post-industrial central belt. He graduated with a first class honours degree in Fine Art Photography from Glasgow School of Art in 2015 and won the Hope Scott Trust Visual Arts Award in 2016.

Recent exhibitions include: ‘Coal, Steel and Earth’, Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge (2018); (INTER)TWINE, Supernormal, Singapore (2018); Focas India, Document, The National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar, India and Trongate 103, Glasgow (2017); ‘An Interval of Time’, New Photographers Guild, Trongate 103, Glasgow (2017); RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh (2016).