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.

Binnel Studios welcome you to their Third Summer Exhibition


Don't miss the third Summer Exhibition by artists at Binnel Studios. It takes place this coming bank holiday weekend in deepest, but delightful St Lawrence.

Monday, 21st August, 2017 8:08pm

By Sally Perry

Winner of Quay Arts 2017 Open Exhibition

caroline underwood

Quay Arts have announced the winner of their 2017 Open Exhibition - the chosen artist picking up the prize of a solo exhibition in the West Gallery in 2019.

Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017 2:47pm

By Sally Perry

Binnel Studios: Head to St Lawrence for Third Summer Exhibition

matt chambers pots blue

The eight fully-established, award-winning artists based at Binnel Studios in St Lawrence invite you to their third summer exhibition between 26-28 August 2017. Highly recommended if you appreciate world-class quality.

Wednesday, 28th June, 2017 6:53pm

By Feature Writer

Ryde Arts Festival have a very special launch event planned

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The launch event of the 2017 Ryde Arts Festival features the private view of an exhibition, a performance from dancer, Sophie Wintersgill, alongside live music from a string quartet, as well as the re-creation of the ‘Smashing Performance’ shown at the Saatchi Gallery by Sue Pareskeva.

Wednesday, 28th June, 2017 6:26pm

By Sally Perry

Two Isle of Wight carnival companies to get £500,000 funding

shademakers carnival parade

The two Isle of Wight carnival companies will benefit for a whopping £500,000 of Arts Council funding.

Tuesday, 27th June, 2017 10:33am

By Morwenna Fuge

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

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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