Exhibition: Peter Johnstone
What gives a place its sense of place? It might include, location, landscape, buildings, folklore, culture, local history and probably much more. To photographer Peter Johnstone the defining characteristic is the people themselves. People who live and work in an area, whether born and bred or a more recent arrival. As a recent newcomer to the Island, he set himself a challenge – to find the sense of place of West Wight through photographing people and asking them about their connection to ‘their’ own place in the West Wight. West Wight People and Place seeks to capture the contribution that people are making to this diverse rural community, be it around the sea, landscape, heritage or the community itself.
Dimbola is open 10am-3pm Wednesday-Sunday at the end of January & Feb & 4 pm in March and then from Easter & April 7 days a week 10am-5pm
Dimbola Lodge was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It is now a Museum and Gallery dedicated to her life and work, which also showcases contemporary exhibitions from photographers around the globe.
There is a permanent exhibition of Julia Margaret Cameron’s life and work, vintage camera displays and a fun Victorian dressing-up room. Plus don’t miss taking a break in the ‘The Mad Hatter at Julia’s Tea Room’ to try our delicious homemade cakes.