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.

Art Competition for young Islanders: Sweet dreams are made of this


You have a week to create a piece of dream-related artwork ~ be that a drawing, painting, sculpture or piece of writing ~ so you can enter in this great competition being run by the Undecided Art Collective.

Tuesday, 4th August, 2015 2:51pm

By Rachael Berry

Take a peek inside the Foal Arts Salon

Chris Jenkins - painted colours

Head along to The Depozitory in Ryde tonight for the opening drinks reception for the latest Foal Arts Salon and launch of the Depozitory Open Studios.

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 7:57am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Swans by the river: Open Studios at the Jubilee Stores

Martin Swan @ Jubilee Stores

Catch Martin Swan working on oil paintings that will be shown in the Annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists during Open Studios this coming weekend and next.

Wednesday, 15th July, 2015 9:27am

By Melanie Swan

Call or text the Dreamline and your dreams could become part of art show

Dreamline image

Powered by OnTheWight, the Dreamline is a dedicated answerphone service where you can share your dreams, however far-out, bizarre or boring, any time of the day or night for an upcoming art show.

Tuesday, 14th July, 2015 7:21pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss vibrant new exhibition at Quay Arts Centre

Fragments installation - detail

A new exhibition opens in the Rope Store Gallery at Quay Arts this Saturday - it's a joyous celebration of work by the Drawing Ahead community art group.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 8:40am

By Melanie Swan

Ventnor artist wins Quay Arts’ Open Exhibition

Joanna Kori - portrait

On Saturday last week, over a hundred visitors made their way to the Quay Arts’ OPEN 2015 Exhibition preview and prize giving to find out who'd won the prize of their own exhibition space in 2017.

Thursday, 28th May, 2015 10:42am

By Georgia Newman

Explore Nick Martin’s latest exhibition with our video preview

Nick Martin -

It's always great to have commentary from the artist when taking a first look at an exhibition. Get the inside on Nick Martin's latest work, exhibiting at the Rope Store Gallery until 23rd May, from this OnTheWight video.

Sunday, 10th May, 2015 3:36pm

By Sally Perry

Jo Hummel-Newell’s latest work takes her on an agri-cultural journey

The farmers clock joanne hummel newell

Forget about the election results, grab your diaries and make an entry for 6th June and get ready to fill your heart with cultural heritage.

Friday, 8th May, 2015 11:28am

By Georgia Newman

Experience a change from the expected: Explore tactile art exhibition (photos and podcast)

Lyndy Moles - Newport close up

Lyndy Moles' art is probably unlike anything you've seen, or touched before. Listen to the podcast and see the photos to understand why you should visit Brading Roman Villa before 15 April.

Sunday, 5th April, 2015 11:52am

By Simon Perry

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