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Wednesday-Sunday - 10am - 3pm


Dimbola has a lively programme of temporary exhibitions showing a wide range of work, from local schools and artists to internationally renowned photographers.

Although the main focus of our exhibitions programme is historic and contemporary photography we also stage exhibitions that respond in other ways to Julia Margaret Cameron’s legacy and the history and culture of the West Wight. Our programme is usually planned at least 12 months in advance but we welcome proposals for future exhibitions. Please send your proposal to the Curator, Dr Rachel Tait.

The Tea Room Gallery 

We also have a gallery in our tea room, Julia’s former salon, which showcases and sells the work of Isle of Wight artists and photographs and aims to support both up and coming and well-established local people. Exhibiting in the Tea Room Gallery is a fantastic opportunity to promote your work and potentially to sell to some of the thousands of people who visit Dimbola every year, with individual exhibitions lasting around 6 weeks. There is no charge for exhibiting but any sales made will be subject to a commission fee. Please see the full Terms and Conditions, Click here to view

The historic character of the space in which the Tea Room Gallery is situated makes it a quirky and unique place to display your work (although the gallery is only able to display 2D pieces). We recommend that you visit Dimbola (entrance to the Tea Room is free) to familiarise yourself with the exhibition space before making a proposal.

If you are interested in exhibiting your work in the Tea Room Gallery please completed the application form below and return to Dr Rachel Tait

Tea Room Gallery Application Form