Faber and Faber: Learn about the 90 years of excellence in cover design

quay arts - with sun flare and book covers

The grandson of Faber and Faber's founder will be presenting this fascinating talk at Quay Arts on Thursday evening. Arrive early to secure your seat.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 12:55pm

By Carolyn Power

Find out more about James Tissot: The Art, Life and Love of a Victorian Painter

The Ball on Ship board

Find out more about the Victorian Painter, James Tissot, at the last lecture of the season from the Vectis Decorative Fine Arts Society, which has recently re-branded as The Arts Society, Isle of Wight.

Friday, 2nd June, 2017 5:59pm

By Carolyn Power

Enjoy this kaleidoscopic view of the Mille Miglia at Quay Arts

Stirling Moss

In a multi-media lecture combining photographs, film, songs, and quotations from writers and poets Libby Horner offers a kaleidoscopic view of the cars and characters involved in the Mille Miglia race.

Friday, 12th May, 2017 6:20pm

By Carolyn Power

Romance, Pageantry, and mud: Find out more about Victorian Medievalism at lecture

George & the Dragon

The 1839 Eglinton Tournament was an attempt to recreate a full scale medieval tournament. It provided a legacy of an artistic and cultural movement that defined the age. Find out more at Vectis Decorative and Fine Arts Society lecture.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 4:05pm

By Carolyn Power

Find out more about the ‘Golden Ratio’

golden ration

Find out more about the Golden Section (or Ratio) - a mathematical principal often used to create pleasing compositions for art and design pieces - at the Vectis Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture.

Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 5:04pm

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Learn more about artist Laura Knight

Ruby_Loftus: Laura Knight

Laura Knight's painting from the Nuremberg Trials of Goring, Hess and Speer floating above a landscape of urban desolation is recognised as one of the most powerful depictions of war ever produced. Find out more about her life at this Vectis DFAS Lecture on 16th February.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 4:18pm

By Carolyn Power

Find out more about ‘The Ups and Downs in the Lives of the Impressionists’

berthe morisot's painting the cradle

The lives and early works of Monet, Renoir, Pisarro and Morisot will be explored in what promises to be an entertaining lecture.

Thursday, 5th January, 2017 5:44pm

By Carolyn Power

Learn more about The Art of Enamelling with Dr Sally Hoban


Research Fellow, lecturer and broadcaster, Dr Sally Hoban, will be talking about the art of enamelling at next week's Vectis Decorative and Fine Arts Society Lecture at Quay Arts.

Monday, 5th December, 2016 4:11pm

By Carolyn Power

Discover the hidden messages in Hans Holbein’s ‘The Ambassadors’

holbein-ambassadors public domain

Ever wanted to understand the hidden messages concealed within Hans Holbein’s ‘The Ambassadors’? Now's your chance as British Museum lecturer, Anthony Russell, reveals all.

Friday, 4th November, 2016 5:02pm

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Discover the fascinating history of the Regency Harp-Lute at live performance


Sarah Deere-Jones will be using both her restored Regency pedal harp and her Harp-Lute to perform the music of some forgotten 19th century harp composers at the Vectis Decorative & Fine Art Society lecture next week.

Friday, 14th October, 2016 8:26am

By Carolyn Power

From Wild Beasts to Pickled Sharks: Don’t miss free art lecture

Duchamp urianal

All welcome to this free art lecture next week titled, From Wild Beasts to Pickled Sharks – 100 years of Modern Art with scepticism and a lot of humour.

Thursday, 15th September, 2016 2:10pm

By Carolyn Power

Learn more about artists who loved their food

henri toulouse lautrec

Ghislaine Howard will relate anecdotes and recipes of artists who loved their food at the final lecture of the season.

Friday, 10th June, 2016 7:32pm

By Carolyn Power