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Hanging Out An Exhibition by Carinthia West

14 May – 8 Jul 2022


Quay Arts

Sea Street
Newport Harbour
Isle of Wight
PO30 5BD

01983 822490

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Hanging Out An Exhibition by Carinthia West

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Saturday 14th May – Friday 8th July 2022 9am – 4pm

A photography exhibition capturing icons of 70’s music, film and society from photographer and writer Carinthia West’s personal archive.

‘Hanging Out’ at Quay Arts showcases rare and unpublished images of icons of 70’s music, film and society captured by photographer and writer Carinthia West, including Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, George Harrison, Neil Young, Anjelica Huston, Helen Mirren, Carly Simon.

Muse magazine – “(Carinthia West) …a free spirit, blissfully unaware that she was candidly recording icons and iconic moments of the times”

Through her early career as an actress and model, Carinthia West became part of the 70’s celebrity scene. Ever-armed with her beloved Canon camera, Carinthia captured intimate moments with her fellow friends, resulting in a fascinating personal archive of natural, un-posed images of ‘stars’ at play and rest.

Specially curated by Carinthia for Quay Arts, the show features more than 40 large-format photographs offering unguarded glimpses into the lives of the well snapped.

Ronnie Wood – “Carinthia took photos while we were getting on with our lives.” 

Carinthia has a strong connection to the Isle of Wight, spending much of her childhood growing up here, and attended all three of the original and legendary IOW festivals. Her parents Mike and Christine West were instrumental in the founding of Quay Arts making this exhibition a special kind of home-coming.

Carinthia’s work has been exhibited at The San Francisco Art Exchange, LA’s KM Fine Arts, Soho Contemporary Gallery, New York City, London’s Library Space, the American Museum and Gardens in Bath, and Dimbola Lodge, Isle of Wight.

Carinthia West – “The aim of showing my photographs is to give a glimpse of how we lived then. I think of it as an affectionate archive of a more innocent time.  It is intended to inspire the young photographer to look around at their world and capture that fleeting moment before life moves on as it always does.”