Chequered - Paintings and photographs inspired by Afghanistan

27 Apr 2015 – 2 May 2015

Event times

I'klectik gallery will be open everyday from 10am into the evening.

On Wednesday April 29th there will be a free screening of a film about the Afghanistan cricket team, "Out of the Ashes." It will begin at 7:30.

The private viewing will be held on April 30th. Please RSVP to contactlcole@gmail.com.

Details are on the website at http://www.lcole.co.uk/2264185-exhibition

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Travel Information

  • 453, 53, 12, 159,
  • Lambeth North Station 5min walk / Waterloo Station 10min walk
  • Waterloo station
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Marianne Moore and Leslie Cole worked in Kabul between 2011 and 2014. Using paintings and photographs they reflect on their experiences of a city and country in transition.


Leslie Cole and Marianne Moore are two artists who were working in Kabul from 2011 to 2014. This show combines the way which the landscape and urban environment inspired them in contrasting ways.  

Leslie’s work will be drawn from photographs taken over three years  which will be grouped into themes of work, play, security, privacy and family.  For each photo and each grouping she will write a narrative to explain the context of the scene.  A sample of her photos without narrative can be found on her website at www.lcole.co.uk .  

Marianne contributes paintings. The paintings take their inspiration from the snow capped mountains of Afghanistan that Marianne saw flying to Kabul in February 2012. She was inspired by the beauty of the white snow potted with the black markings of the rocks. Marianne’s paintings are constructed using oil and sometimes charcoal, she uses layering and texture to create a rough and intricate surface, building up the colour and scratching it away to create energetic movements across the canvass. 



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