Inspirational Island

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.

Laura Hathaway and Howard Hardiman present ‘Line & Shade’

Line and shade flyer:

Quay Arts are delighted to announce the next exhibition in The West Gallery, Laura Hathaway and Howard Hardiman Line & Shade.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 6:08pm

By Ceri Mason

Discover some of the best Isle of Wight contemporary crafts at MAKE or BREAK

Make or Break artists' work:

There's going to be a fantastic range of contemporary crafts for sale at the MAKE or BREAK Fair this Friday and Saturday in Ryde.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 2:54pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the MAKE or BREAK Contemporary Craft Fair this Easter

Make or Break artists' work:

Quality ceramics, jewellery, print, textiles, glassware all being showcased in Ryde, along with free family workshops and a chance to meet the artists. Don't miss it!

Thursday, 3rd April, 2014 12:43pm

By Sally Perry

Call for makers to take part in Make or Break Contemporary Art Fair


There are still a few places left for the Contemporary Art Fair taking place over Easter. Get in touch with Foal Arts before it's too late.

Saturday, 15th March, 2014 8:20am

By Sally Perry

Vote for Island artist Zara Linington and help her win £1,000 grant

Nail polish art:

Cast your vote on the Intuit QuickBooks Website and help Zara win £1,000 to further her work.

Wednesday, 12th March, 2014 12:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Zoe’s dream becomes a reality, but you can help make it even better

Lighthouse Keeper :

OnTheWight readers helped Zoe smash her first target, so let's see if we can reach some of her bonus ones.

Wednesday, 5th March, 2014 12:45pm

By Sally Perry

Help Zoe kickstart her dream and be part of her success

Zoe Sadler

We can all help Zoe's dream come true and get something in return for ourselves. Tell your family and friends and let's help make this Kickstarter project a success.

Saturday, 1st March, 2014 10:03am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Quay Arts announces selected artists for Self exhibition

Young Quay team

Congratulations to the artists who have been selected to show their work at Quay Arts next month in the Self exhibition.

Monday, 10th February, 2014 1:18pm

By Ceri Mason

Great opportunity for young artists to take part in Quay Open Exhibition

Self Logo:

Artists aged 13 years upwards wishing to enter the Open Exhibition have until 5pm Saturday (25th) to get their proposals in.

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2014 9:37am

By Ceri Mason

Islander Holly Cade wins Quay Arts Duet competition

Holly Cade and judges:

Holly collaborated on the winning entry through social media with artist Liz Sterry who lives in Essex .

Monday, 9th December, 2013 8:37am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

All welcome to Afghanistan: People of the Conflict exhibition

Visit the exhibition daily between 12-2pm or the evening preview event on Saturday 16th November between 6pm-8pm.

Friday, 8th November, 2013 1:04pm

By Sally Perry

Winter Gardens’ hoardings to receive a ‘splash of colour’

Ventnor Winter Gardens

The artwork on the hoardings will remain in place until the work is completed on the project to develop the venue into a luxury hotel.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2013 5:15pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments