Mervyn Peake’s Blue Plaque
Mervyn Peake was a famous member of a group of artists on Sark, simply named the Sark Group, who helped to build the Art Gallery, now named the Gallery Stores and Post Office. Mervyn created, arguably, some of his best work whilst living on Sark. Some of his most famous works includes Gormenghast and Mr Pye.
As a tribute to Mervyn Peake and the importance of his creations to Sark and the wider world, a blue plaque was erected in his honour at the Gallery Stores and Post Office in The Avenue. Twelve members of Mervyn Peake’s family were present for the unveiling of the plaque on 30th August. The date was particularly special to the family as it marked the 86th anniversary of the first exhibition held at the Art Gallery. The plaque was unveiled by Seigneur Major Christopher Beaumont, followed by speeches from Mervyn’s granddaughter Christian and son Fabian.