Time & Tide Exhibition (Summer 2018)

Time & Tide Exhibition

Independent Arts' Time & Tide exhibition at The Learning Resources Centre of The Isle of Wight College ran from 23rd May to 9th August 2018.

Working with eleven partner organisations who shared their resources (Newport Roman Villa, Dimbola Lodge, Dinosaur Isle, the Classic Boat Museum, Isle of Wight Museums Service, to name just a few), we aimed to inspire, encourage creativity and facilitate cultural engagement for older people people on the Isle of Wight.

For many, attending our Time & Tide workshops has been an absolute first. Some participants have used workshops as a stepping stone, reconnecting with the creative process, building skills and confidence. We have fledgling potters continuing to work independently, watercolourists looking to set up regular painting groups, eager researchers delving into the past and photographers investing in their own cameras and heading out for more field trips.

This exhibition is testament to the hard work and commitment of all those who have taken part so far.

If you weren't able to get along to the exhibition, please explore the online gallery.

Our Winter Time & Tide exhibition will be at Dimbola Lodge early in 2019.


Explore the Time & Tide website


Time & Tide workshop

Time & Tide workshop

Time & Tide exhibition detail

Previous Time & Tide arts and heritage sessions covered:

  • Heritage of Landscape: Learning about how Neolithic man shaped the Island, followed by participants working with clay.

  • The Bawdy Georgians: Tales of smugglers and derring do, followed by participants recreating watercolours of the IOW.

  • Poverty, Pomp and Prosperity: Taking a rich cross section of Victorian life and labour in the Island’s county town, these workshops drew upon an intriguing collection of early 19th Century photographs from the Dore collection (Isle of Wight Heritage Services) together with some arresting documents from the Public Records Office. Offering a fascinating flavour of life, from the House of Industry, to the growth of civic pride and the bustling life of the high street.

Time & Tide library sessions

 Time & Tide library sessions

Time & Tide Arts and Heritage Café

Time & Tide poster August to September 2018


Volunteer with Time & Tide

We are currently recruiting volunteers to assist with the Time & Tide project.

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For full details of Time & Tide see the

Time & Tide website



Time & Tide practitioners include:

Mandy Bangeter

Leigh Jackman

Julian Winslow


Time & Tide Exhibition Poster

Time & Tide

Time & Tide

Time & Tide

"It takes your mind off your worries – I was in a world of my own."
J, aged 70, participant at Mosaic Heritage session, Newport Library, January 2018

"We loved today, just loved it. Being able to hold the things was really good, almost better than being in a museum."
P, aged late 70s, participant at Heritage Workshop at Dinosaur Isle, November 2017

"Thoroughly enjoyable presentation and wonderful hands-on experience."
R, aged 84, participant at Roman Villa Fresco Painting session, Newport Library, January 2018

Time & Tide exhibition detail

Time & Tide exhibition detail

Time & Tide exhibition Gallery