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.

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

Army of Isle of Wight school children creatively support older residents in care homes

Boy on beach with St. T P Poem overlaid at side

Isle of Wight charity, Independent Arts, have been responsible for organising some brilliant activities over the last year to creatively bridge the gap between young and older. Read the details within

Thursday, 11th February, 2021 7:59am

By Hannah Griffiths

Calling Isle of Wight Artists: Applications now open for new High Street Project

Colourful paint brushes

The 'Look Up Ryde' submission deadline is Friday 19th February so you need to act fast to be with a chance of winning this Isle of Wight art commission

Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 7:29am

By Feature Writer

Things Thoughtful: Wild and often whacky snippets of wisdom printed in the Isle of Wight Times

Things Thoughtful - snippets from Isle of Wight Times

Boojum and Snark's latest art commission is coming along well with Lauren Fry at the helm. See an update within

Monday, 8th February, 2021 6:21pm

By Tracy Mikich with 8 readers' comments

Have you discovered your inner animal for The Great Big Art Exhibition?

graffiti of humming bird

The national exhibition, running until the end of April, has a different theme every two weeks. Details within of how to take part

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 2:19pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t forget Quay Arts AGM tonight

Sue Paraskeva's sunburst at Quay Arts

You’ll need to register your email address if you’d like to listen into the AGM on Zoom later today. Link within

Thursday, 28th January, 2021 8:52am

By Sally Perry

Profile: Abi Wheeler, Creative Director of Ryde Arts

Portrait of Abi Wheeler

Taking to the helm in late 2019, Isle of Wight artist Abi Wheeler sets out her vision for the future of Ryde Arts and the importance of collaboration during such a disorientating time

Sunday, 24th January, 2021 1:45pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Don’t miss Isle of Wight creative commission opportunity

side of quay arts building

Don't miss the deadline for this commission opportunity to create engaging digital resources for children and families to access online

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 4:48pm

By Tayla Smith

Isle of Wight artist captures moment in time with portraits of NHS colleagues

Martin Swan's Urgent Treatment Centre portraits

Martin has completed 40 portraits of his colleagues, with around another 20 to go. You can see them until the end of the year at Quay Arts Centre in Newport

Monday, 14th December, 2020 10:20am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

‘Sewing Memories: Care Homes and Covid’ Exhibition combines old and new tech

Jan Frith's covid sewing memories exhibition - sewing machine with LED display showing someone's memories

Sewing memories of care-home residents reminiscing about their ‘make do and mend’ era of sewing have been combined with recent memories of people across the Isle of Wight who sewed as a ‘call to arms’ to make PPE urgently during the Covid crisis. Catch it this week between Wed-Fri in Ryde

Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 2:44pm

By Jan Frith