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Our summer show is a celebration of the guitar genius that was Jimi Hendrix, featuring photographs by the legendary British music photographer, Gered Mankowitz.

Iconic Jimi showcases photographs taken in early 1967 when Gered worked with Jimi Hendrix and The Experience during two sessions at his Mason’s Yard studio in Mayfair. These sessions produced images of Jimi that would go on to become some of the most iconic and widely known portraits of the great musician.

Gered Mankowitz was born in London in 1946, the first son of the author and screenwriter Wolf Mankowitz and the psychotherapist Ann Mankowitz. He left school aged 15 without any formal qualifications and was offered an apprenticeship by photographer Tom Blau at his famous photo agency Camera Press Ltd in London.

Gered, together with Jeff Vickers, established his first studio in Mason’s Yard in 1963, in the very heart of Sixties swinging London.

In 1964 he met and photographed Marianne Faithfull, who was managed by the brilliant Andrew Loog Oldham, also manager of the Rolling Stones. Gered started working with the Rolling Stones in 1965; he toured America with them and produced several album covers for the band. He continued working with them until 1967, by which time Gered was established as one of London’s leading rock photographers.

The Charles Hay Cameron gallery will feature complementary artworks, album covers and a sculpture by contemporary British sculptor Guy Portelli.

The exhibition is in partnership with Iconic Images and Snap galleries.

Dimbola Museum & Galleries

Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, Isle Of Wight, PO40 9QE

01983 756814


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Opening times:

Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-4pm Sundays 11am-3pm

Dimbola Tearoom: Daily 10am-4pm

Please see for Christmas and January opening times nearer the time.

In order to protect our visitors, staff and volunteers we have implemented new social distancing and cleaning measures.

Our new one-way route goes up the main staircase to the galleries and exits down the rear stairs and through to our gift shop. We are also managing visitor number capacity to enable us to maintain social distancing at all times. Please keep in your bubble at all times, you will notice each room has/gallery has a blue maximum capacity sticker displayed, this will tell you how many people are permitted in the room at one time.

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