Dimbola Lodge in Freshwater will be hosting a fascinating new exhibition featuring the work of painter Judy Rodriques, inspired by the history of the house and local area and their many artistic and literary connection.

This exhibition of paintings and research material focuses primarily on the Freshwater landscape and Dimbola as a catalyst and meeting place for an exploration into the work of D. H. Lawrence’s novel ‘The Trespasser’, Helen Corke’s, ‘In our Infancy’ and Virginia Woolf’s ‘To the Lighthouse’ and ‘The Waves’. Judy’s work is engaged with the poetic dialogues between writers and painters and the elemental environments that form the nature and development of their work.

Judy’s exhibition will be shown alongside material from the Dimbola archive including the Anne Olivier Bell Gift of  photographs of the young sisters Vanessa and Virginia Stephens [later Bell and Woolf] – and original photographs taken by Patti Smith at Charleston and Monks House.

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The research and development of this exhibition was supported by the Oppenhiem John Downes Trust.

The exhibition runs from 20th January – 16th April 2017.

An exhibition preview event is being held on Thursday 19th January from 18:00-:20:00, where tthere will be the opportunity to be the first to see the exhibition and meet the artist. All are welcome.

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