Chris Gollon was a leading British artist with books published on his work and major museum acquisitions, including the British Museum. Irish singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy bought a painting by Chris Gollon, which started to inspire a whole album, and once she met Chris, they knew they had to collaborate in some way, but how? Interviews with Eleanor McEvoy, words from Lloyd Cole and Chris Gollon, this short film tells the story of how British painter Chris Gollon and Irish singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy embarked on a unique, two-year creative journey into artistic ‘boundary crossing’, each art form taking the other into new areas, ending in a new song inspired by a painting. The song, written for him and inspired by one of his images, then became the theme for Gollon’s last great series of paintings.
Directed by Mark Calderbank (UK)