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Paul Armfield: Found

10 Oct 2015 – 3 Jan 2016


Dimbola Museums and Galleries

Terrace Lane
Freshwater Bay
PO40 9QE

01983 756 814

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Paul Armfield: Found


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10th October 2015 – 3rd January 2016

In November 2015 singer/songwriter Paul Armfield releases an album of songs inspired by a breathtaking collection of 'found' photographs that has been collected over several years from the flea-markets of Berlin by his friend Elinor. Dimbola Museum and Galleries is delighted to announce a new exhibition featuring these ‘found’ photographs.

Of the project Paul says: ‘That we know nothing of the anonymous characters that populate each of these images is captivating enough, but knowing how German history was playing out in the background of each just adds further layers of fascination. Elinor has a real eye for beauty and humanity and there is an abundance of both in every one of the pictures she has collected. When I first looked through them I was overwhelmed, each image just explodes with narrative, but in writing songs about the photographs I have, for the most part, tried not to impose my own interpretations but rather create a soundscape of words and music that will enhance the experience. Three minute frames in which to pore over and marvel at each still image, breathing new breath into each anonymous life.’

Dimbola is open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am-4pm.

Adults £5; Concessions (Seniors, Students) £4.50; Families (2 Adults, 2 Children) £12; Under 18s £2; Under 5s Free; Art Fund, Friends of the JMCT, Museums Association Free.