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 Creatives: Learn how to tell the world about yourself at Creatives’ Club

creative club

Join other Isle of Wight creatives at this month's Ventnor Exchange Creatives' Club and find out how to better promote yourself and your events.

Thursday, 25th August, 2016 10:20am

By Jack Whitewood

Have you been inside The Defenceless Container yet?

defenceless container bunker

Did you know the Solent was until recent years the largest oyster fishery in Europe? This art installation in a former WWII bunker acts to remind people about the impending devastation of our oceans and how its future can be changed.

Wednesday, 24th August, 2016 8:01am

By Feature Writer with 2 readers' comments

Art school friends reunite 30 years later for exhibition

water lines

Jeff Dyson and Steve Baxter have shown nationally and internationally, but this is the first time they've had the opportunity for a dual show. It takes place on the Isle of Wight next week.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 5:45pm

By Sally Perry

Calling all artists: Be part of ‘postcard pop-up exhibition’ to celebrate Isle of Wight Day

blank postcard

Take part in the postcard popup exhibition to celebrate Isle of Wight Day and your work will be exhibited at an art gallery in Ryde and then go on to be part of a fundraising exhibition for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Wednesday, 17th August, 2016 6:13pm

By Sally Perry

Blank canvas builds Hospice emblem at People’s Gallery

Greta Friggins and Anne Axford

Over £130 was raised for the Hospice and a multi-collaborative artwork created by members of the public during Open Studios.

Friday, 5th August, 2016 3:28pm

By Emma Topping

Artist and photographer team up for next Hospice art exhibition

hospice exhibition

An artist and and photographer joining forces for an exciting exhibition being held in Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s Art Gallery throughout August.

Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016 11:36am

By Emma Topping

40 artists for 40th Anniversary of Quay Arts: All welcome to preview event

contemporary art summer exhibition

Forty artists from the Contemporary British Painting Group will be exhibiting at Quay Arts during their 40th anniversary year. Meet some of the artists this Saturday at the preview event.

Wednesday, 27th July, 2016 6:50pm

By Georgia Newman

Binnel Studios Summer Exhibition returns to St Lawrence

binnel summer exhibition

The six fully-established, award-winning artists, based at Binnel Studios in St Lawrence, invite you to their second summer exhibition between 6-8 August. Highly recommended if you appreciate world-class quality.

Wednesday, 20th July, 2016 5:15pm

By Sally Perry

Contemporary British Painting’s Summer Exhibition comes to Quay Arts


Some of the most exciting emerging and award-winning artists in the UK today will be holding their Summer Exhibition at Quay Arts from the end of the month. All welcome to private view on 30th July.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 11:05am

By Georgia Newman

Showcase Exhibition launches at Quay Arts this Saturday

quay arts from across the river -

Around half of all artists participating in Open Studios are exhibiting as part of a Showcase Exhibition in Quay Arts’ West Gallery. Pop along and take a look during the launch event on Saturday.

Wednesday, 6th July, 2016 11:47am

By Tayla Smith

Still got your EU Referendum Poll Card? See what it could become

david cameron on poll card

If you still have your EU Referendum Poll Card, Isle of Wight artist, Rachael Berry would love to have it for a series of small paintings she's doing. Can you help?

Monday, 27th June, 2016 5:16pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Arts Festival 2016 in full swing – what will you see?

Ryde Arts Festival

Today (Saturday) offers a great range of events taking place as part of the 2016 Ryde Arts Festival.

Saturday, 25th June, 2016 10:34am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments