As a counterpoint to the frenetic activity of the ASN students preparing their end of year exhibitions, we undertook a visit to ‘LITTLE SPARTA’.


‘LITTLE SPARTA’ is an Arcadian garden at Dunsyre in the Pentland Hills, near Edinburgh, created by the artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925 – 2006) and his wife Sue Finlay. It is considered by many to be the most significant artwork in Scotland.


Incorporated into the garden are over 275 artworks created by the artist including concrete poetry in sculptural form – Finlay described himself as an ‘avant-gardener’.

The garden can be viewed here….

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