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.
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.
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.
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.
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.