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.

Learn more about The Art of Enamelling with Dr Sally Hoban

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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

Last chance to bid in the Big Art Auction

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Quick! The auction ends at 10pm tonight (Friday) so make sure you get your bids in pronto otherwise you will miss out. Plenty of great Christmas presents at your fingertips and all proceeds go to the Skatepark Fund.

Friday, 2nd December, 2016 4:53pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Joanna Kori’s ‘Future reCollections’ installations head to Quay Arts

Jo Kori;s artwork

Six fascinating installations at Quay Arts next month will encourage the viewer to reflect on what might be preserved by future generations, as well as consider what could be lost along the way.

Thursday, 1st December, 2016 6:39pm

By Georgia Newman with one comment

Big Art Auction: Just a few days left to get your bids in

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There are just four days left to bid for your favourite items in the Ventnor Skatepark Big Art Auction. There are loads of items still at £5, so get bidding and make sure you bag your chosen pieces.

Monday, 28th November, 2016 3:35pm

By Sally Perry

‘Sketches of Spain’ by Isle of Wight artist a response to the Riogordo

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Isle of Wight artist, Milly Stevens, will be exhibiting a new body of works over the next two weeks in Newport which include a series of new works made in response to the Riogordo in the Southern Spanish mountains.

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 8:19am

By Lexi Stevens

Mini Big Art: Work from 20 artists for all tastes and pockets

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There's something for every taste and pocket at Mini Big Art in Bembridge. Pop down this weekend before all the best stuff goes.

Friday, 18th November, 2016 5:14pm

By Sally Perry

Pop-up Postcard Project raises Hospice funds for patients and families

Hospice Postcard Exhibition 2016

Fifty postcards donated to the Pop-up Postcard project were sold, raising over £600 for the Hospice. The remaining postcards can be seen at the Bluer Fox Gallery in Rude until 26th November.

Friday, 11th November, 2016 2:00pm

By Emma Topping

Big Art Auction: Artwork now hanging and auction site live

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There's a huge variety of artwork in the third Big Art Auction. You have until 2nd December to get your bids in online. Perfect timing for Christmas shopping.

Thursday, 10th November, 2016 5:46pm

By Sally Perry

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

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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

By Carolyn Power with one comment

‘Pictures at an Exhibition’: The art collection of Steve Double

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View the personal collection of Steve Double at the ‘Full Circle Exhibition Space’, St Mary’s Hospital in Newport.

Tuesday, 1st November, 2016 4:42pm

By Andy Hollebon

Calling all artists and makers: Take part in the Big Art Auction

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If you have a piece of work you can donate, please drop it off in Ryde or Ventnor in the next week so it can be added to the auction site in time.

Friday, 28th October, 2016 3:05pm

By Sally Perry

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

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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