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.

I’m in the Garden: Four artists come together for Ryde Arts Festival

in the garden by Adam Gillam

As part of the excellent Ryde Arts Festival and GROW project, four artists come together to share their work exploring social integration and circular economy.

Thursday, 15th June, 2017 12:26pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight artist shortlisted for Wildlife Artist of the Year award

tony feld artist of the year

Isle of Wight artist, Tony Feld has been shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s (DSWF) Wildlife Artist of the Year award.

Friday, 9th June, 2017 1:34pm

By Vicky Flynn

Over 100 lots in the Big Art Auction for St Helens School

newtown radek gora

Isle of Wight photographers have donated their shots and Ztam have donated time, materials and a great deal of effort to the Big Art Auction for St Helens School. Bidding runs until 8pm on 31st May.

Thursday, 25th May, 2017 8:11am

By Sally Perry

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

Arts grants for 18-30 year olds up for grabs

Lauran Hibberd

Any young person (age 18‐30 years) interested in working in the arts – performance, music, writing, dance – is encouraged to apply for one of this year’s Mike Howley Trust grants to help realise their creative ambitions.

Friday, 28th April, 2017 1:25pm

By Tayla Smith

Open 2017 call for submission: Your chance to win a Solo Exhibition

Quay Arts Open 2017 image

Calling all artists! The Quay Arts Open 2017 competition is now open for submissions. Don't miss the May deadline to enter.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 4:05pm

By Sally Perry

Turner Prize winning artist’s show opens to a fantastic reception

The Isle of Wight as Six Walks

There was a great turnout for the launch of the Richard Long show at Quay Arts last weekend. There is still plenty of time to visit the exhibition and take part in the many associated activities over the coming weeks and months.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 3:25pm

By Sally Perry

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

Lawrence Holofcener: A truly inspirational man

lawrence holofcene

Lawrence Holofcener had achieved so much in his lifetime; singing; writing; acting; directing and creating fantastic pieces of artwork, he really was an true inspiration. Our sincerest thoughts go out to all of his family and friends.

Saturday, 8th April, 2017 9:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Quay Arts invites you to the opening of not one, but two exhibitions this weekend

Richard long

Two exciting new exhibitions will be opening on Saturday at Quay Arts in Newport and all are welcome to attend. Find out more.

Friday, 7th April, 2017 5:13pm

By Georgia Newman

Turner Prize winning artist Richard Long brings show to Quay Arts

Richard long -

This is quite a coup for Quay Arts - Turner Prize winning artist Richard Long, Britain’s leading figure in Land Art will be bringing his solo shot to the arts centre next month. Meet the artist and check out the associated events too.

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 5:36pm

By Georgia Newman

Isle of Wight artist Shaping the Bay with his fantastic fossil murals

Hybodus Shark and Octopus chris boynton

This excellent initiative has seen Sandown become transformed over the last few weeks - not only brightening up derelict buildings but also educating residents on the wonderful creatures that used to live in the Bay.

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 9:12am

By Sally Perry with one comment