Isle of Wight Art

Perhaps it’s the beautiful landscapes or the refreshing coastline, we’re not sure, but something on the Isle of Wight certainly inspires creativity in those who live here.

We have some wonderful artists living and working on the Island, exhibiting in galleries, from their studios or online. Find out more about them in this section.

Isle of Wight artist shortlisted for the Shoosmiths Art Prize: Your vote could help

joanne hummell newell

Isle of Wight artist, Joanne Hummel-Newell, needs your vote to help her win the Shoosmiths People's Choice Prize.

Tuesday, 10th November, 2015 12:23pm

By Sally Perry

Incredible quality of donations for Ventnor Skatepark’s second Big Art Auction

t.wat artwork for skatepark

See the work in person for one night only at the launch of the month-long Big Art Auction. There's some stunning pieces that have been donated from as far away as the United States.

Thursday, 5th November, 2015 5:12pm

By Sally Perry

Phill Jupitus donates artwork to the second Ventnor Skatepark Big Art Auction

phill jupitus

Make sure you head down to the launch of the second Ventnor Skatepark Big Art Auction on 7th November to see the artworks in person. You'll then be able to bid over the following month for your favourites.

Friday, 30th October, 2015 5:54pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight artists on the Mall

Martin Swan

Four Isle of Wight artists have their work displayed in the 2015 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Galleries in London.

Wednesday, 28th October, 2015 7:53am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Sad News: Final curtain for annual Isle of Arts Festival

Isle of Arts signs :

Organisers of the Isle of Arts festival say the artistic success of the event was not matched by a financial one and the annual event will not return to Ventnor in 2016.

Tuesday, 27th October, 2015 5:05pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Fusion exhibition brings together sculpture and sound at Quarr Abbey

fusion at quarr abbey

This collaborative exhibition in structure and sound at Quarr Abbey runs from Friday 16th to Tuesday 20th October. Don't miss it.

Wednesday, 14th October, 2015 3:13pm

By Feature Writer

Outstanding collection of drawings, prints and paintings head to Quay Arts

Drawing Process

The collection comes from Southampton City Art Gallery and includes work by Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Elisa­beth Frink, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland, Basil Beattie and Gillian Ayres. Opening event on 10th October.

Wednesday, 30th September, 2015 4:03pm

By Georgia Newman

Beyond the Rope: Don’t miss this fascinating exhibition by Quay Crafts

Chris Lines memory dresses

This exhibition by Quay Crafts is not hidden away in a room of its own. The 15 different pieces of work, by ten artists, mingle, dance, stand boldly or sit comfortably amongst the treasures of Queen Victoria.

Saturday, 19th September, 2015 11:50am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Howard Hardiman’s Mythology exhibition promises to be ‘fascinating and compelling’

Howard Hardiman

Isle of Wight artist, Howard Hardiman says his latest exhibition questions how "mythological archetypes continue to resonate with us in an age saturated by the immaterial". Runs from 1st October until the end of the year.

Tuesday, 15th September, 2015 2:53pm

By Georgia Newman

The Art of Democracy: Don’t miss final week of exhibition

The Art of Democracy

If you haven't been to the Art of Democracy exhibition at Quay Arts in Newport yet, you have another week to see the very fine works exhibited. Don't forget the Election Poetry Slam on Thursday night.

Friday, 11th September, 2015 9:45am

By Georgia Newman

Island artists take part in International Biennial of Painting Islands

iw artists in Sardinia

Six Island artists represented the Island in Sardinia recently, with one taking second place in a three-day painting competition.

Thursday, 10th September, 2015 11:50am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight artist’s ‘exceptional skill’ recognised by internationally acclaimed painter

Lucky No. 7 Buoy II

Congratulations to Charlotte Hodge-Thomas for receiving this prestigious award from the National Acrylic Painters’ Association. It's well deserved.

Tuesday, 8th September, 2015 8:17am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments