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.

Be part of this Isle of Wight public art crowd funding project

Mirror Birds

We love this crowd-funding idea from Isle of Wight artist Karen Grainger. From as little as £5 you can help make it happen.

Thursday, 12th March, 2015 8:31am

By Sally Perry

Fancy your chances in the great Isle of Arts paint off?

Artist at easel

The live open-air art competition is open to all ages and abilities. Why not take part? You could win £500 and have your work exhibited in two Isle of Wight galleries.

Friday, 6th March, 2015 4:22pm

By Sally Perry

Laurence Dubé-Rushby’s mixed media exhibition explores our relationship with farming

Hop Kilns

Laurence Dubé-Rushby looks at the way the farming industry surrounds us, from shaping our landscapes to filling our fridges; she examines the relationship we bear with our food and with the animal world.

Thursday, 5th March, 2015 9:28am

By Georgia Newman

Teresa Grimaldi heads Undercover art project in Ryde

The Ryde Mennyms by Julian Winslow

A new family will be moving to Ryde this summer as part of an arts project organised by Ryde Library.

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 10:07am

By IW Council Press Office

Steve Miles takes Both Sides Exhibition to Newport

Steve Miles - Rembrandt Gallery

Another chance to catch some of Steve's work, this time with photos recording 30 years of his urban graffiti.

Friday, 12th December, 2014 4:42pm

By Sally Perry

Ed Boxall’s ‘Under The Ivy Night Rambles’ opens this weekend

Ed Boxall - drfiting far from short

Meet the artist at Quay Arts Centre this Saturday between 2.30 – 3.30pm, or take your kids along to the free children’s storytelling event from 1pm.

Thursday, 11th December, 2014 3:42pm

By Ceri Mason

Graffiti artist Steve Miles brings new exhibition to Ventnor

Steve Miles in his studio:

Graffiti artist, graphic and videogame designer Steve Miles (aka Toxic363) exhibits his first collection of work on canvas at Hillside Bistro this month.

Tuesday, 7th October, 2014 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

River and sky at Dimbola

Colin Riches and Lydia Fullylove

Suzanne and Alan checked out the new exhibition by Colin Riches and Lydia Fullylove at Dimbola Museum and Galleries.

Monday, 6th October, 2014 1:34pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Find out more about surrealist artist Man Ray later this week

Man Ray

The VDFAS lectures return to Medina Theatre this week with what looks to be a fascinating talk by Anthony Penrose. Find out how the Americian surrealist Man Ray influenced Antony's family and their work.

Monday, 6th October, 2014 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Take Badger for a Day Out around the Isle of Wight with new online game

Badgers Day Out brushing teeth - Howard Hardiman

Howard Hardiman's free online game is now live. Why not take Badger for a day out on the Isle of Wight?

Thursday, 2nd October, 2014 1:11pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Western Yar estuary explored through word and image at Dimbola

The River and the Sky by Colin Riches and poet Lydia Fullylove:

The River and the Sky by Colin Riches and Lydia Fullylove runs between Saturday 4th October and Sunday 4th January 2015.

Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 1:08pm

By Rachel Flynn

Guido Oakley’s inspirational work brings tens of thousands of pounds for UK charities

Several pieces of work produced on the Isle of Wight over the year have raised tens of thousands of pounds for several UK charities that work to improve the lives of children and young people. See the HD photos of his work.

Thursday, 25th September, 2014 4:24pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments