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.

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. Check out the latest exhibition by Isle of Wight artists, see fresh new theatre as part of a Ventnor Exchange pop-up and join in the Mardi Gras for their celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare.

Saturday, 25th June, 2016 10:34am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Paul Armfield shares his hopes and aspirations for Quay Arts

quay arts

The new man at the helm of Quay Arts sets out his hopes and aims for the Isle of Wight's only arts centre. Exciting times are ahead for the Quay and we can't wait to see what the next six months bring.

Saturday, 18th June, 2016 10:25am

By Paul Armfield with 14 readers' comments

Ryde Arts Festival 2016: Ten days of art, poetry, music and much more

Pier at night

The 2016 Ryde Arts Festival (23rd June to 3rd July) promises ten days of wonderful art, live music, poetry, comedy, puppetry and much, much more. Make sure you check out what's on with our handy guide.

Thursday, 9th June, 2016 9:44pm

By Feature Writer

Inspire your kids during Children’s Art Week with the help of Quay Arts

Quay Arts delivers once again, offering not one, but two opportunities to inspire your kids over the next couple of weeks as part of Children’s Art Week. Both events are free and should be great fun.

Tuesday, 7th June, 2016 8:28pm

By Tayla Smith

Quay Arts celebrates 40 years

we are 40 postcards

Don't miss the We Are 40! exhibition at Quay Arts celebrating 40 years of the excellent arts centre in Newport. It runs until 25th June.

Thursday, 2nd June, 2016 6:34pm

By Georgia Newman with one comment

Blue Fox Gallery: Discover art and handmade gifts by local artists

blue fox exterior

The Blue Fox Art Gallery in Ryde features work by local artists, including handmade gifts; ceramics; fused glass; textiles; jewellery and designer homeware. There'll also be printmaking workshops on offer in the near future.

Tuesday, 31st May, 2016 6:56pm

By Feature Writer

Quay Arts Centre announce new man at the helm

Quay Arts QuayHolders Scheme

We reckon it's a great choice and look forward to exciting times ahead.

Monday, 23rd May, 2016 5:11pm

By Tayla Smith with 5 readers' comments

All welcome to launch of new music-related art exhibition


Head to the opening of this exhibition at Quay Arts on Saturday and hear Mark Lotterman and Paul Armfield perform a taster to their evening performance

Friday, 13th May, 2016 5:39pm

By Georgia Newman

Learn about ‘Cool Painting’ the art of Piero della Francesca

Discovery and Proof of the True Cross, c1460,

Head to Quay Arts on Thursday 19th May to find out more about Learn about the art of Piero della Francesca, 15th Century Italian painter.

Friday, 13th May, 2016 5:17pm

By Sally Perry

Holland: Nine stories, told by dozens of people


How lucky are we? The Quay Arts exhibition showcases works by some of the most celebrated upcoming artists from the Netherlands, all on our doorstep until July.

Thursday, 5th May, 2016 5:56pm

By Georgia Newman

Isle of Wight artists share their latest ‘Brush Strokes’

Brush Strokes artists

These five artists share their latest works at the Island Brush Strokes exhibition in Ryde later this month. Pop along and take a look.

Thursday, 5th May, 2016 8:32am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Undecided Art Collective return to Ventnor Exchange

UAc Poster

The Undecided Art Collective never fail to impress with their exhibitions. The latest, Undecided², is promising to be no exception. Join the artists at tonight's launch, or catch the exhibition over the long-weekend.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 1:42pm

By Sally Perry