A new exhibition opens to celebrate Dimbola’s 30th birthday

pic: Dimbola Musuem & Galleries

A new exhibition to celebrate the 30th birthday of Dimbola Musuem & Galleries, Freshwater Bay, opens Saturday and runs until August 26.

The photographic display will combine the artistry of Julia Margaret Cameron and Lisen Stibeck. Julia is the iconic pioneer of 20th-century photography, while Lisen is a contemporary Swedish photographic artist.

Born more than a century apart, the two artists share an unwavering devotion to the craft, an exploration of the feminine experience, and the manifestation of dreamlike realities.

Dr Brian Hinton, executive chairman of Dimbola’s Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, said: “Showing Lisen’s work, to tie in with our celebrations of Mrs Cameron’s 208th birthday, and with our own 30th anniversary of reopening the house, would be in tune both with the glorious past here, and with the future direction of art-based photography.”

Next week, beginning June 1, Dimbola will be hosting a series of events to celebrate its 30th anniversary; for full details visit iw.observer/dimbolaanniversary.