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.

Freshwater Glass Artists exhibit their work at Dimbola

glass artists- dimbola

The tea room at Dimbola is currently showing work by Freshwater Glass Artists. Pop along before 10th March to see their work.

Saturday, 18th February, 2017 11:00am

By Feature Writer

Learn more about artist Laura Knight

Ruby_Loftus: Laura Knight

Laura Knight's painting from the Nuremberg Trials of Goring, Hess and Speer floating above a landscape of urban desolation is recognised as one of the most powerful depictions of war ever produced. Find out more about her life at this Vectis DFAS Lecture on 16th February.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 4:18pm

By Carolyn Power

Joanna Kori’s Future reCollections: Don’t miss installation

Jo Kori's exhibition

Isle of Wight artist, Joanna Kori, will be presenting her latest exhibition at Quay Arts tomorrow (Saturday 21st January ) between 1-3pm. It looks amazing, do pop along.

Friday, 20th January, 2017 7:20pm

By Sally Perry

Joanna Kori’s latest exhibition opens next week

Jo Kori;s artwork

Isle of Wight artist, Joanna Kori, is currently hanging work for her latest exhibition, due to open at Quay Arts on Saturday 21st January (1-3pm - all welcome). Over 1,000 pieces have been created for this fascinating exhibition which responds to current and previous uses of Quay Arts.

Friday, 13th January, 2017 6:41pm

By Sally Perry

Find out more about ‘The Ups and Downs in the Lives of the Impressionists’

berthe morisot's painting the cradle

The lives and early works of Monet, Renoir, Pisarro and Morisot will be explored in what promises to be an entertaining lecture.

Thursday, 5th January, 2017 5:44pm

By Carolyn Power

Learn more about The Art of Enamelling with Dr Sally Hoban


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

rachael berry's doggy

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

Picture of a toy pig

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


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


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