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.

Isle of Wight artists’ work, dedicated to the freedom of Julian Assange, in Diem Voice exhibition

Free Julian Assange ribbons tied around a tree by Anna Fauzy-Ackroyd

80 global artists - including some from the Isle of Wight - have had their work selected for DiEM Voice exhibition

Monday, 17th May, 2021 9:41am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

‘Isle of Rydesgate’: Ryde twinned with Ramsgate for public art and heritage project

Isle of Rydesgate Postcard/artwork: Designed by @kavelrafferty

A fantasy 'Isle of Rydesgate' is being created by twinning Ramsgate in Kent and Ryde on the Isle of Wight for this HAZ project. Public artists, Mooch, need your help

Saturday, 15th May, 2021 1:36pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Watch: Short film about Lauren Fry’s ‘Foible and Folly’ installation at Boojum and Snark

Lauren Fry - piecing together the artwork

Take a few minutes out of your day to watch this short film about Isle of Wight artist, Lauren Fry's latest project at Boojum and Snark. We think it's great

Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 12:42pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Don’t miss Ryde’s Spring Windows: Art installations in shop windows

New carnival Company's Spring Window

The sun is shining and the forecast is great for the weekend, so why not head to Ryde and check out these three great art installations

Friday, 16th April, 2021 2:10pm

By Sally Perry

Register to become a volunteer at this year’s Ventnor Fringe Festival

Ventnor Fringe in the Park

Ventnor Fringe Festival welcomes volunteers from all ages and backgrounds. Register today if you want to take part

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 4:31pm

By Sally Perry

Botanical residency for Isle of Wight artist

Artists Paint Brushes

Over the next three months Guy Eades will be based at Ventnor Botanic Garden three days week

Friday, 9th April, 2021 12:17pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Kid’s Easter colouring pack highlights ‘then and now’ in Newport

Newport then and now colouring pack

Once your kids have eaten their Easter eggs here's a colouring activity that will help them think about how the county town has changed

Sunday, 4th April, 2021 9:34am

By Sally Perry

Another chance to help shape future Arts development on the Isle of Wight

IW Artist & Creatives consultation 2021

If you are an artist on the Isle of Wight, whether emerging, mid-career or established, take the Artist Survey and help shape further Development Programmes

Thursday, 18th March, 2021 6:07pm

By Georgia Newman

SPLICE: New animated folk tale from Sandown’s Boojum and Snark

Teresa Grimaldi SPLICE project

Isle of Wight artist, Teresa Grimaldi will be creating a new folktale through collaborative storyboarding film and animation that might develop a new shared mythology that can travel through fact and fiction, place and people. Find out more within

Monday, 15th March, 2021 1:16pm

By Hannah George with one comment

Competition to design a Thank You card for Independent Arts

Thank you typed in different languages on a typewriter

Could you design a new Thank You card for local charity Independent Arts or know someone who could? Details within

Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 10:53am

By Hannah Griffiths

Boojum and Snark announce their latest artist commission: Here’s how to apply

Boojum and snark - bubble barriers and teresa's art on the wall

The latest commission from Boojum&Snark seeks an artist who will engage with the community to foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of the vibrancy and richness of the natural heritage of Sandown Bay. Pass it on if you know someone who fits the bill

Monday, 1st March, 2021 8:11am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight abstract artist wins solo exhibition at Quay Arts for response to Off The Rails

Steve Miles - Style Writing Roots

The artist says this is an opportunity that he'll grab with both hands, after he was selected to hold a solo show in the Clayden Gallery in 2022

Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 1:21pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments