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.

Two new Isle of Wight trustees for Independent Arts charity

David Lindsay and Brian Marriott Independent Arts Trustees

David and Brian's combined skills and experience, as well as their knowledge of the Isle of Wight community, will be a real asset to Independent Arts

Friday, 11th September, 2020 12:47pm

By Wendy Varley

Budding Isle of Wight artists: ‘Sustainability through Innovation’ poster competition

Datum Electronic School Competition Poster

Isle of Wight electronics manufacturing company, Datum Electronics, are running a mural competition for 10 to 16-year-olds on the theme of “Sustainability Through Innovation”

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 11:04am

By Mila Darling

Last chance to see exhibition from trio of relief printmakers

Katie's relief print of Madame Moth

There's only a week left to see this great exhibition by three Isle of Wight artists, Caroline Knox, Katie Stone and Jill Roe

Friday, 4th September, 2020 12:34pm

By Tayla Smith

Don’t miss Binnel Studios and The Bunker Gallery 2020 Summer Exhibition: Unlocked

binnel studios

This weekend brings with it a chance to meet nine of the most talented and highly-accomplished artists on the Isle of Wight, in this joint exhibition between Binnel Studios and their nearby neighbour, The Bunker Gallery

Sunday, 30th August, 2020 6:58am

By Sally Perry

Spirit of the Place: From this weekend pop on your headphones, submerge yourself in this snackable audio play as you walk down Union Street, Ryde

Spirit of the Place - Scene 1 Vicky and Will in S. Fowler & Co by Rachel Shore

Listen at home, or while you’re in Ryde, as the short play unfolds along the length of Union Street. It’s full of great visuals, theatre, memories from Ryde residents and a soundtrack by Plastic Mermaids

Friday, 28th August, 2020 4:33pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight artist wins Southampton City Art Gallery Open

Lisa Traxler's sculpture, Time Traveller Voyager

Lisa's work fought off stiff competition and impressed the judges with its "strong and commanding presence"

Monday, 24th August, 2020 9:52am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Share your self-portrait to be included in Breakout! Exhibition: Deadline extended

breakout portraits

There's still time to draw, paint, create your self portrait to include in the Breakout Exhibition and perhaps help break a Guinness World Record

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 9:51am

By Sally Perry

Binnel Studios and The Bunker Gallery invite you to their 2020 Summer Exhibition: Unlocked

Binnel Studios - Unlocked - samples of artists' work

The August bank holiday weekend brings with it a chance to meet nine of the most talented and highly-accomplished artists on the Isle of Wight, in this joint exhibition between Binnel Studios and their nearby neighbour, The Bunker Gallery

Friday, 31st July, 2020 6:06pm

By Feature Writer

Ormiston Academies Trust marks ten years with launch of National Summer Arts Competition

Poster for summer arts challenges

The two-month competition invites students to respond to the core Ormiston Academies Trust values of “anyone can excel; enjoy the challenge; share what is best and be inclusive”

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 9:05am

By Sally Perry

Acclaimed ceramicist Matthew Chambers donates sculpture to Love Quay scheme

Matt Chambers and Love Quay sculpture

Buy your tokens and be in with a chance of owning this very special sculpture by Matthew Chambers, developing on influences by the great Barbara Hepworth

Monday, 20th July, 2020 8:40am

By Tayla Smith with one comment

Covid-19 social distance dots are inspiring bursts of creativity in Ventnor and beyond

flower dot

These little blank canvases are too irresistible for those with a creative streak. Unique artworks are popping up all over the place

Friday, 17th July, 2020 5:24pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Come on Islanders – Share your self-portrait and help Quay Arts break another Guinness World Record

breakout exhibition self portraits

Islanders have until the end of July to share their self-portrait to help create the largest exhibition of self-portraits ever and raise £20,000 for the much-loved Quay Arts Centre in Newport

Friday, 10th July, 2020 11:01am

By Tayla Smith