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.

Want to know more about the artist James Whistler?

Chelsea church by whistler

The Vectis Decorative and Fine Arts Society lecture at Quay Arts on Thursday is your chance to learn more about the 19th century artist, James Whistler.

Friday, 12th February, 2016 3:44pm

By Carolyn Power

Wish Quay Arts a happy 40th at The Art of Food & live Art Auction

Art of Food

Quay Arts is now entirely self-financed. The Art of Food & live Art Auction charity event will help to raise much-needed funds to continue to support the amazing IW artistic talent.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 3:46pm

By Georgia Newman

People’s Gallery: Space for new and established artists to open in Ryde

peoples gallery

This new gallery space will open next month on Union Street in Ryde. Set up by Isle of Wight artist, Izi Evans, the gallery aims provide a space for new and established artists.

Friday, 22nd January, 2016 1:02pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Call for artists! Be part of Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour


Quay Arts seeks artist for exciting visual arts commission as part of Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour touring exhibition this spring.

Friday, 15th January, 2016 12:22pm

By Georgia Newman

Find out more about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei next week


The lecture by Frank Woodgate - “Everything is art, Everything is Politics” - examines the provocative and often beautiful work of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Friday, 15th January, 2016 11:39am

By Diane Pradhan with one comment

David Bowie’s first EVER performance was on the Isle of Wight – as a scout

david bowie at scout camp on the isle of wight in 1958 -

David Bowie gave both his first and last UK performance on the Isle of Wight and also spent time in Ventnor in the mid-60s playing at the Ventnor Winter Gardens.

Tuesday, 12th January, 2016 11:59am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Your chance to see Holly Maslen’s 365 Haiku Project in person

holly's haiku pile

We can't wait to see all 365 of Holly Maslen's illustrated Haikus. Her exhibition opens at Ventnor Exchange next week. It runs from Friday to Sunday so make sure you don't miss it.

Thursday, 31st December, 2015 11:14am

By Sally Perry

Cough up for your Big Art Auction wins

dire rama by fran heath

If you won a bid, you need to pay asap or your artwork will be put back up for sale. Wight Trash are happy to store your item, but you need to pay (through the BAA Website) by the end of Saturday.

Tuesday, 15th December, 2015 9:19am

By Sally Perry

VP role for Isle of Wight artist at the Royal Society of Marine Artists

Martin Swan

A long-time active member, Isle of Wight artist, Martin Swan, has been elected to the role of Vice President at the Royal Society of Marine Artists. Well done Martin.

Wednesday, 25th November, 2015 2:43pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

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 with 2 readers' comments

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