Quay Arts

The terrace at Quay Arts Newport, Isle of WightQuay Arts in Newport is the Isle of Wight’s main arts hub, hosting music, theatre, comedy and art events as well as a restaurant and arts and craft shop.

Providing four gallery spaces, a theatre, a newly refurbished bar, a popular restaurant and room for rental, it servers the artistic community on the Island, as well as those simply looking for space to hire.

Quay Arts can also accommodate weddings.

Quay Arts seek new Trustees to join their Board – especially one with financial experience

quay arts

If you have extensive financial experience the Board are keen to hear from you, as well as from those with a more traditional business background or Arts-biased background

Monday, 10th August, 2020 10:22am

By Sally Perry

Share your self-portrait to be included in Breakout! Exhibition: Deadline extended

breakout portraits

There's still time to draw, paint, create your self portrait to include in the Breakout Exhibition and perhaps help break a Guinness World Record

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 9:51am

By Sally Perry

Acclaimed ceramicist Matthew Chambers donates sculpture to Love Quay scheme

Matt Chambers and Love Quay sculpture

Buy your tokens and be in with a chance of owning this very special sculpture by Matthew Chambers, developing on influences by the great Barbara Hepworth

Monday, 20th July, 2020 8:40am

By Tayla Smith with one comment

Quay Arts Folk Club returns with Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer

Vicky Swan and Jonny Dyer

Another date for your diaries, as the Quay Arts Folk Club returns online this coming Sunday evening. As well as a number of Isle of Wight singers, you can see headliners Vicky Swan and Jonny Dyer from Essex.

Monday, 20th July, 2020 7:52am

By John Bentley

Come on Islanders – Share your self-portrait and help Quay Arts break another Guinness World Record

breakout exhibition self portraits

Islanders have until the end of July to share their self-portrait to help create the largest exhibition of self-portraits ever and raise £20,000 for the much-loved Quay Arts Centre in Newport

Friday, 10th July, 2020 11:01am

By Tayla Smith

Government announce £1.57bn rescue package for The Arts (updated)

audience of ventnor exchange theatre 2018

Isle of Wight museums, theatres, live music venues, and those who work in those sectors, will be breathing a sigh of relief as a £1.57bn rescue package is announced

Monday, 6th July, 2020 6:57am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Quay Arts Centre to reopen to the public this weekend

Poster for Quay Arts reopening

A number of steps have been taken to ensure Quay Arts is safe to reopen to the public again. Details within

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:50pm

By Tayla Smith

Quay Arts Folk Club folk nights to be streamed live from this weekend

MIranda playing guitar

The Isolation Row Festival raised over £1,000 for Quay Arts last month and is now followed by the Quay Arts Folk Club with monthly online music nights. Details within

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 11:24am

By John Bentley

‘My Millennium’ exhibition revived by Quay Arts. Time to share your 2020 self portraits

portrait of a woman

You could be part of another Guinness World Record but sharing your 2020 portrait with Quay Arts and by donating £1 at the same time help them reach their £20,000 target

Monday, 8th June, 2020 9:57am

By Tayla Smith

Buy a Quay Arts T-Shirt and help support The Arts on the Isle of Wight

Show your support for Quay Arts and the work they do within the Isle of Wight arts community by buying a T-shirt today

Tuesday, 26th May, 2020 4:07pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Mike Howley’s legacy continues to support Isle of Wight 18 to 30-year-olds

Liam Burke

The late Director of Cultural Services for the Isle of Wight Council left part of his estate to help fund young creatives living on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 26th May, 2020 12:50pm

By Megan Stisted

Ideal for Lockdown: Take a look inside these Digital Artists’ Notebooks of the Isle of Wight

Lift the Lid Digital Notebooks - Schools

Now is the perfect time to flick through the Lift the Lid Digital Notebooks. Four projects around the Island - and loads of IW school kids and community groups were involved. Do you recognise anyone?

Friday, 15th May, 2020 5:15pm

By Sally Perry