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’70s icons showcased in photography exhibition

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Photographer and writer, Carinthia West, will be showcasing her photography exhibition, Hanging Out, at the Quay Arts in Newport.

The exhibition will show rare and unpublished images of icons of ’70s music, film and society, including Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, George Harrison, Neil Young, Anjelica Huston, Helen Mirren and Carly Simon.

Through her early career as an actress and model, Carinthia West became a part of the ’70s
celebrity scene. During this time, she captured intimate moments with her friends, resulting in a personal archive of natural, un-posed images of the ‘stars’.

Specially curated by Carinthia for Quay Arts, the exhibition will feature more than 40 large-format photographs.

Carinthia has a strong connection to the Isle of Wight, spending much of her childhood growing up here, and attending the three original IW festivals. Her parents, Mike and Christine West, were instrumental in the founding of Quay Arts, making this exhibition a special kind of home-coming.

Carinthia’s work has been exhibited at The San Francisco Art Exchange, LA’s KM Fine Arts, Soho Contemporary Gallery, New York City, London’s Library Space, the American Museum and Gardens in Bath, and Dimbola Lodge, Isle of Wight.

The Hanging Out exhibition will be at Quay Arts from Saturday, May 14 to Friday, July 8, open from 10am-4pm with free entry. The preview will be held on Friday, May 13 at the Quay Arts from 6pm-8pm, also free entry.