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.

Take part in free Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes family craft sessions

JMC drop in

Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes artist, Hannah George will be holding a free family drop-in workshop at Dimbola Museum and Galleries in Freshwater Bay this Saturday, with another next month in East Cowes.

Friday, 16th February, 2018 5:23pm

By Sally Perry

This weekend: An explosion of Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes events

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We can't wait to see what all the curators at the museums and galleries across the Isle of Wight have in store for us all, as several Hidden Heroes exhibitions launch this weekend.

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 7:00pm

By Sally Perry

Get the ‘art foundation experience’ with this Portfolio Preparation course

nick martin foundation course

This one-day-a-week course that runs from January to November 2018 will give you all you need to create an exciting and impressive portfolio, whilst gaining the art foundation experience, all on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018 5:36pm

By Feature Writer

THEM 2 fill art_house_life with Xmas cheer and laughter for DementiaUK

Donna and Joan

The ‘furiously fabulous females aka THEM 2’ performed their quirky mix of poetry, prose and anecdotes in aid of Dementia UK last weekend in Ventnor.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 6:50pm

By Joanna Kori

Winter exhibition for Ventnor Artists Collective

ku gallery - streetview

The group’s first exhibition starts with a special opening night on 7th December – at The Ku Gallery and Ventnor Exchange and continues until the 20th December.

Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 4:32pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Pride announce exciting joint Pride arts initiative

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Another great coup for Isle of Wight Pride as new initiative to enhance the Island’s excellent reputation as an Arts destination.

Thursday, 16th November, 2017 7:38am

By Matthew Bundy

Don’t miss ‘Illumination’ presentation by Isle of Wight artists

illlumination exhibition

Isle of Wight artists Marius von Brasch and Howard Hardiman will be discussing their latest exhibition 'ILLUMINATION' on Friday evening at Quay Arts.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 1:56pm

By Georgia Newman

The Freshwater Circle: Artists, musicians, poets and dancers share their take

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This weekend sees the launch of a programme of creative responses by Quay Crafts and Friends to the Freshwater Circle. Head to Dimbola Museum and Galleries to find out more.

Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 9:13am

By Rachel Tait

Local author makes a splash with competition to launch her latest book

Zoe Sadler Colouring

To celebrate the launch of her latest book, children’s author and illustrator Zoe Sadler has teamed up with Waterstones to run a colouring competition.

Thursday, 5th October, 2017 8:15am

By Zoe Sadler

Quay Arts announce their Winter Open: Get involved

Quay Arts - paper open exhibition

Do you produce contemporary paper craft, illustration and book art? Want to take part in an exhibition at Quay Arts? OnTheWight has details of a new Open Exhibition.

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 3:56pm

By Georgia Newman

Quay Arts is ‘the’ place to be this Friday night

quay arts on friday night

There's something for everyone at Quay Arts tonight (Friday). Two exhibition openings, live music from an incredibly talented folk/classical guitarist and the LBGT+ meet-up.

Friday, 29th September, 2017 10:01am

By Sally Perry

Shimmering Musicians: Clean Bandit skater launches new exhibition

nick martin and shimmering artists

Nick Martin’s exhibition ‘Shimmering Musicians’ opens this Friday, 29th September at Quay Arts. All are welcome to the preview event between 6-8pm.

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 11:20am

By Nick Martin