ARCHIVE: This event has now finished Non Pareil Visions - Nonpareil photography group

19 April 2019 - 2 June 2019


  • Fri 19 Apr at 10.00AM
  • Sat 20 Apr at 10.00AM
  • Sun 21 Apr at 10.00AM
  • Mon 22 Apr at 10.00AM
  • Tue 23 Apr at 10.00AM
  • Wed 24 Apr at 10.00AM
  • Thu 25 Apr at 10.00AM
  • Fri 26 Apr at 10.00AM
  • Sat 27 Apr at 10.00AM
  • Sun 28 Apr at 10.00AM
  • Mon 29 Apr at 10.00AM
  • Tue 30 Apr at 10.00AM
  • Wed 1 May at 10.00AM
  • Thu 2 May at 10.00AM
  • Fri 3 May at 10.00AM
  • Sat 4 May at 10.00AM
  • Sun 5 May at 10.00AM
  • Mon 6 May at 10.00AM
  • Tue 7 May at 10.00AM
  • Wed 8 May at 10.00AM
  • Thu 9 May at 10.00AM
  • Fri 10 May at 10.00AM
  • Sat 11 May at 10.00AM
  • Sun 12 May at 10.00AM
  • Mon 13 May at 10.00AM
  • Tue 14 May at 10.00AM
  • Wed 15 May at 10.00AM
  • Thu 16 May at 10.00AM
  • Fri 17 May at 10.00AM
  • Sat 18 May at 10.00AM
  • Sun 19 May at 10.00AM
  • Mon 20 May at 10.00AM
  • Tue 21 May at 10.00AM
  • Wed 22 May at 10.00AM
  • Thu 23 May at 10.00AM
  • Fri 24 May at 10.00AM
  • Sat 25 May at 10.00AM
  • Sun 26 May at 10.00AM
  • Mon 27 May at 10.00AM
  • Tue 28 May at 10.00AM
  • Wed 29 May at 10.00AM
  • Thu 30 May at 10.00AM
  • Fri 31 May at 10.00AM
  • Sat 1 Jun at 10.00AM
  • Sun 2 Jun at 10.00AM
Dimbola Museums and Galleries

Box office: 01983 756 814

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Terrace Lane
Freshwater Bay
PO40 9QE


19th April - 2nd June 2019

Nonpareil is based in North Wiltshire and consists of just seven members – each of whom has national and international success under their belts and who came together 7 years ago to bounce ideas off each other.

Whilst each of them have developed and benefited from the collaboration, it is important that they have retained their own individuality and you will see a variety of subject matter and approaches on our walls today. Nonetheless, this varied approach seems to have been successful since the group recently came second in competition against the pick of clubs in the UK with two picking up Gold and silver in the 2019 Western Counties Exhibition as well as Highly commended.

Over the years – although not many, the personnel has varied with the group numbering 5 at the beginning, reaching a high of ten and now back to seven. Because we meet at members houses the space is limited and we need to be selective when approaching prospective new personnel. Most important is the ability to fit into the group and a certain standard of photographic ability.

A willingness to venture outside ones personal comfort zone as far as image making is concerned is a pre-requisite, for that is and remains the main principle of the group, a policy bearing favourable comparison to the photographic approach of Julia Margaret Cameron who was very much an innovator.

As a group of enthusiasts it was apparent after a while that we needed an aim and so we cast around for a competition at which to try our hands. In order to compete at regional level we had to become a club and so we competed in a group competition where we were outstandingly unsuccessful although one of our chaps secured the best picture award. We have competed in local, regional and national competition (representing the Western Counties) as well as The FIAP (Fédération Internationale de L’Art Photographique) World Cup where came in the first 25 out of about 150 clubs. We do not hold internal competitions and limit our external exposure to a few favourites.

The images in this collection are therefore varied in subject matter and method of production although all have originated in camera. They are varied in style and not necessarily ‘Photographic competition’ worthy, but hopefully are in the main pleasing for the onlooker to behold.

All welcome to preview
The exhibition preview is on Friday 19th April 6-8pm.

All welcome, free entry, Cash bar. Please RSVP to by Monday 15th April.

Our summer opening hours (April - September) 7 days a week 10am - 5pm

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£2 entry for island residents on the last Saturday of every month.(please provide proof of address)


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