MK Geek Night

#44 Jun 29 2023

18.30-23.00 (talks 19.30-22.00)

  • In-person event
  • Talks start 19:30

MKGN #44 will be held in the Sky Room at MK Gallery on Thursday June 29th 2023. Doors open at 18.30 with our first speaker on stage around 19.30.

The bar stays open until 22:30 - 23:00 so stick around for drinks and chat.

We're looking for sponsors to help support this not-for-profit community event. Take a look at our opportunities.

The Sky Room at MK Gallery
900 Midsummer Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 3QA

The what3words address is ///trespass.abruptly.hurtles
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Topics, speakers & schedule

Timings are approximate

MURUGIAH

Navigating a creative life

In this talk artist Murugiah takes you through his background, his training as an architect and how he chose his current creative path as an artist and illustrator. He will be talking about his work in fine art, poster design, editorial projects, cover design, special projects and collaborations and his work in the public realm and how clearly he doesn’t like to be put in one particular box.

About MURUGIAH

MURUGIAH is an award-winning artist based in London, U.K. Born in England & raised in Wales with Sri Lankan heritage, Murugiah trained as an architect in London before choosing his current creative path, specialising in illustration, art direction, typography and design. Today, he makes psychedelic work infused with the dichotomy of his Sri Lankan heritage and western upbringing around themes of mental health, the impending doom of our planet, and climate change amongst other things. All made in a surreal, joyful, loud and unapologetic style using bright bold colours and detailed graphical compositions.

His selected collaborators and commissioners include New Balance, Apple, Disney, Marvel, Facebook, Penguin, Vans, Wired, Los Angeles Times, and Mondo. And he has been featured by BBC, Creative Boom, Creative Lives in Progress, Digital Arts, and SixtySix Magazine. Murugiah is currently available for projects and commissions.

Photo by Jack Woodhams.

Lake Shore Drive II (Night) - MURUGIAH
Lake Shore Drive II (Night) - MURUGIAH
MURUGIAH
Artist

Kezia Hulse

The joy of visual tactility

About Kezia

Kezia Hulse is a designer, illustrator and animator with an enthusiasm for creating tactile imagery. She has created work for a number of organisations, including, The University of York, Hallmark, London Nightline and English Heritage. Having studied Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, she went on to work as a freelance creative for 3 years. She now works as an in-house graphic designer at Hawarden Estate in North Wales.

Wooden Bird Coat Hanger - Kezia Hulse
Wooden Bird Coat Hanger - Kezia Hulse
Kezia Hulse
Designer, illustrator and animator

PJ Evans

Enigma: So impenetrable only the original MK geeks could crack it

How did a simple collection of wiring, switches and lamps challenge the geniuses of Bletchley Park throughout the second world war? Let’s take a deep dive into the workings of the Enigma machine and try some encryption ourselves.

About PJ

PJ is a software engineer, writer and self-confessed Enigma geek. He was a tour guide at Bletchley Park for many years and volunteers at The National Museum of Computing, which you should totally visit.

Enigma machine at Bletchley Park
Enigma machine at Bletchley Park
PJ Evans
Lead Engineer
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