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Museum & Tearoom
The tearoom, gift shop and Julia Margaret Cameron galleries are closed and will reopen on
22nd January
*The Olympus Gallery is open for the exhibition: Art & Identity - Independent Arts
- Free Entry until 20th January.


15th January -17th February  

Art and Identity is the final exhibition created as part of Independent Arts Time & Tide project funded by Arts Council England, and displayed at Dimbola Museum & Galleries

Time & Tide has paired local history and the arts to bring opportunities for older people to engage with cultural pursuits. Art and Identity was the first foray into portraiture for the artists, many of whom had not even picked up a digital camera before being involved in Time & Tide. The portraits were produced by older people, at workshops run by Independent Arts in Southern Housing Group schemes. The work is inspired by discussing the themes of art and identity and learning about Julia Margaret Cameron’s pioneering work in photography. Local visual artist Julian Winslow mentored the photographers to produce this fantastic body of work.

Project Manager Hannah Griffiths “Art and Identity has been a fitting end to Time & Tide, as our artists were given the opportunity to reflect on themselves and how this year long project has brought a change in them. The quality of work produced by our older artists has been outstanding. Seeing their confidence grow with every workshop has been wonderful and for many of our artists Time & Tide has been a life changing experience. It has been an honour for Independent arts to give them this opportunity.”

Evening private view Friday 11th January 6pm-8pm, All welcome.

Afternoon private view Saturday 12th January 2pm-4pm, All welcome.

Please note Tearoom and museum closed are until the 22nd January, Olympus Gallery open 10-4pm from Sunday 13th January-21st January free entry, After the 21st normal museum entry applies.

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