Dimbola is hosting an exhibition of photographs taken from The Wight Book, a book that celebrates the unique, the innovative and dazzling Isle of Wight.

While the Island is steeped in storied history, The Wight Book gives voice to the uncommon present-day place. An Island community of engaging people and limitless momentum is artfully revealed in the words of 22 leading figures who live and work here.

Along with breathtaking images that are a testament to the Island’s perpetual vitality and natural allure.

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Ben Wood, photo editor of The Wight Book, says:

“Since the successful launch of the Wight Book at Nunwell House in June 2019, I have been in discussions with Dr Brian Hinton to bring an exhibition to Dimbola.”

The Wight Book was based on the generous involvement of many volunteering professionals including 10 of the Island’s top photographers: Julian Winslow, Holly Jolliffe, Neil Williams, Peter Mumford, Christian Beasley, Stephanie Mackrill, Gary Wallis, Nick Edwards, Jason Swain and Ben Wood.

The 22 chapters in the book were illustrated with a selection of beautiful and arresting images created by this diverse but complementary array of talents.

It is with great pride and excitement that Dimbola will be exhibiting over 60 framed prints of photographs from the book in the Olympus Gallery. All 10 of the Wight Book photographers will be exhibiting plus 2 extra Island photographers who also contributed to the Wight Book: Chad Powell and Braeden Carey.

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Of special interest, since he will be exhibiting in the home of Julia Margaret Cameron, will be the portraits of Gary Wallis who photographed all 22 of the writers from the book.

This exhibition is the first show since Dimbola underwent extensive renovations and marks the start of their 2020 programme. The show will run from Saturday 29th February to Sunday 29th March.

The last remaining copies of the Wight Book and prints from the exhibition will be for sale.

For more information please visit www.thewightbook.co.uk.

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