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.

Undecided Art Collective create ‘inside the box’ for latest exhibition

UAc Poster

The brilliant Undecided Art Collective will be serving up the fruits of their labour at the latest art show, titled Undecided², at Ventnor Exchange from Friday 29th April.

Monday, 25th April, 2016 8:15pm

By Sally Perry

Last chance to see Lisa Traxler’s Cloud Collecting exhibition at Quay Arts

lisa traxler

Don't miss your last chance to see this extraordinary work by Isle of Wight artist Lisa Traxler.

Friday, 15th April, 2016 2:41pm

By Georgia Newman

Learn about the ‘Sicilian Splendours’ from Greece to the Normans

taormina amphitheatre

The Vectis Decorative Fine Art Society always manage to attract great speakers, sharing their expert knowledge of a range of subjects within the world of Art. Why not try this next week?

Thursday, 14th April, 2016 6:13pm

By Carolyn Power

Rocket Fuel: Don’t miss Isle of Wight youth mag launch on Saturday night

furthermore at kashmir

Over 60 young people have been involved with the creation of a new youth magazine and Website, Rocket Fuel. It will carry features, poetry, interviews, fashion, art and upcoming events, as well as commenting on life as an Island teenager.

Thursday, 7th April, 2016 6:58pm

By David McGregor

Jo Hummel Newell to become ‘Artist in (unexpected) Residence’

jo hummel newell

A £30,000 Arts Council grant will see a whole host of arts events and mini-projects develop over the next two years in Ryde, including an artist in residence in an allotment shed.

Friday, 1st April, 2016 5:15pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Rocket Fuel mag: Youth, arts, music, culture and fashion magazine coming soon!

rocket fuel

Next month sees the launch of a new hub for youth, arts, music, photography, culture and fashion. It's called ROCKET FUEL and it's going to be explosive!

Thursday, 31st March, 2016 8:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Learn more about The Glasgow Boys at upcoming lecture

The Glasgow Boys

The Vectis Decorative Fine Arts Society returns to Quay Arts in Newport on Thursday 17th March with this lecture on the young Scottish artists who took their inspiration from France.

Friday, 11th March, 2016 7:14am

By Sally Perry

Gallery with ‘best view’ to host work by 23 Isle of Wight artists

big art space mannequin

A new gallery space is opening in Bembridge Harbour later this month and will be open over the Easter holidays. There'll be a wonderful range of work by 22 Isle of Wight artists, so should be worth checking out.

Tuesday, 8th March, 2016 7:43pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Don’t miss Paul Woods’ Quay Arts residency

paul woods elevation

Don't miss the last couple of weeks of Paul Wood's residency at Quay Arts. Everything is created from recycled materials collected from streets and building sites around the Island.

Friday, 26th February, 2016 5:55pm

By Georgia Newman

Go ‘As Wild As’ in Ventnor this weekend

Male Lion

As Wild As presents a weekend of Wildlife in Ventnor. Check out the exhibition and learn more about wildlife conservation and the work needed. There's also a screening of the documentary, Blood Lions. All events free, but tickets required for film.

Friday, 26th February, 2016 3:02pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor International Festival: Fully-programmed extension to Ventnor Fringe Festival

Stealing sheep - Not Real

Well done to the Ventnor Fringe team who have announced today they are set to expand the festival with the introduction of the fully-programmed Ventnor International Festival.

Monday, 22nd February, 2016 4:39pm

By Jack Whitewood

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