MK Calling 2020 | MK Gallery | 15 Feb - 1 Nov 2020
Eustace and Makepeace - Their Final Encounter, the work in the MK Gallery exhibition, refers to the final section of a graphic novel by Nick Malone, The Disappearance of Makepeace - A Tale of Two Lives, a mystery thriller tracing the relationship of Eustace and Makepeace from their first childhood meeting to their final encounter. It is a story of disappearance and change, and is based on events in Nick Malone's life.
The springboard for developing the work was a recent exhibition at art Bermondsey Project Space in London. Here is a three minute film that the gallery made of Nick Malone talking about the development of the ideas:
This is a short podcast of Nick Malone reading from the novel:
An animation by Sian Bliss also accompanies the work: