Rope Store Gallery, Quay Arts
Sat 17 Jul – Sat 28 Aug
Talk and Film Screening: Sat 17 Jul 5 – 6pm
Anthony Minghella Theatre, Booking required
Drinks Reception: Sat 17 6 – 8pm All Welcome
As a model and actress of the 1970s, Carinthia ‘hung out’ with some of the world’s most respected musicians and performers, taking photographs on her SLR Canon camera, and experimenting with different types of film. Many of her subjects were also her close friends at the time, and include David Bowie, Dame Helen Mirren, Eric Idle, Carly Simon, James Taylor, to mention a few. For this tongue-in-cheek and anecdotal exhibition she has chosen portraits of Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Neil Young, George Harrison, King Hussein of Jordan, and the Pink Floyd pig amongst others.
Carinthia West is the daughter of Christine and Michael West who helped establish Quay Arts in the 1970’s. Carinthia will be giving a talk about her parents and her work on Sat 17 Jul 5 – 6pm which will be followed by a film screening by The Bespoke Film Company in collaboration with Island schools on the history of the Quay Arts and The West Collection – A Quay Vision; an exhibition of the Wests’ art collection in the Michael West Gallery (Sat 3 Jul – Sat 4 Sep).
‘Hanging Out’ by Carinthia West runs from: Sat 17 Jul – Sat 28 Aug, Rope Store Gallery, Quay Arts, Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight PO30 5BD