Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Exhibition of paintings and drawings

A particularly-fine exhibition of Mervyn Peake's work which includes characters from Gormenghast is now on show at the Viktor Wynd Gallery in East London. The exhibition continues until September 2019.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Mervyn Peake, Son of Sark

Stephen Foote has collaborated with Christian Peake and produced the most informative book about Mervyn Peake's life on Sark. It's fascinating to see just how much the island influenced Peake and his work. I'd recommend this book to anyone who's interested in that period of his life - which, of course included much of the writing of Gormenghast. He also lived there in his twenties when he was part of the art collective, The Sark Group.

Copies are available from the publisher, Blue Ormer.