The ‘rough beauty’ of Kilburn explored in a new photography exhibition at the Tricycle Theatre

The photo exhibition is the first to be commissioned by the theatre

The richness and diversity of Kilburn is explored in the Tricycle Theatre’s first ever visual arts commission.

London based artist K Yoland worked with basketball teams, sea cadets, boxers and community groups to create a social study of the area, on show at the gallery.

Paul Purgas, curator of the Tricycle Gallery in Kilburn High Road, said: “It has been an exciting process and totally different from anything else we have done.

“It is the first time that we have commissioned an artist to work specifically in the context of Kilburn.”


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Ms Yoland has navigated performance, photography and portraiture to create an engaging series of images that capture the rough beauty of Kilburn.

She is a multi-media artist who has exhibited internationally and was recently awarded the Acme Southwark Studio Residency.

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The exhibition, which is free to view, ran in two parts. The second part, running until 15 January, looks at the notions of identity and the significance or social groups.

On 13 January from 6.30pm there is a special closing event at the Tricycle Theatre where the artist will be present to discuss her work.

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