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29th February – 29th March 2020

Dimbola is delighted to host an exhibition of photographs taken from the Wight Book, a result 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 twenty-two leading figures who live and work here. Along with breathtaking images that are a testament to the Island’s perpetual vitality and natural allure.

The Wight Book was based on the generous involvement of many volunteering professionals including
ten 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 twenty-two chapters in the book were illustrated with a selection of beautiful and arresting images created by this diverse but complementary array of talents.

Dimbola will be exhibiting over sixty framed prints of photographs from the book in the Olympus Gallery.
All ten of The Wight Book photographers will be exhibiting plus two extra Island photographers
who also contributed to The Wight Book: Chad Powell and Braeden Carey.
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 twenty-two of the writers from the book.

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



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