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.

‘Kezi’s Kindness Isolation Has Talent’ closes midday tomorrow

little girl playing guitar on the street

Don't miss the chance for your children to take part in this virtual talent contest, with £65 worth of Amazon vouchers up for grabs

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 12:11pm

By Sally Perry

Artist in residence sought for The Ellen MacArthur Foundation


Creative practitioners from all backgrounds and disciplines are invited to apply for the first Artist in Residence post

Monday, 23rd March, 2020 2:42pm

By Sally Perry

Show Your Love for Quay Arts by making a donation or buying a gift voucher for future use

love in lights

Quay Arts relies heavily on tickets sales, its cafe, shop and courses. With all those closed they need your support more than ever

Friday, 20th March, 2020 3:21pm

By Del Seymour

Get creative and share your story: Competition devised with the novice in mind

laptop notebook phone and coffee

The competition aptly named ‘Jot’ aims to encourage anyone from the Isle of Wight, with a story in their head, to express it and enter.

Thursday, 19th March, 2020 4:19pm

By Wendy Varley

Donna Jones is In Your Face – An exhibition of works at Monkton Arts

Donna Jones MBE In Your Face Exhibition at Monkton Arts Ryde Saturday 14th March

Donna Jones' work joins together beauty, disfigurement, disease, ageing. See it at Monkton Arts Acon Gallery

Thursday, 19th March, 2020 11:11am

By Graham Reading

Watch: Isle of Wight musician and artist, Paul Armfield, launches Crowdfunder for seventh album

paul armfield album

There are a number of great incentives as part of the Crowdfunder appeal for Paul Armfield's seventh album

Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 4:03pm

By Sally Perry

Farewell Isle of Wight artist, ‘Pink Jen’, you’ll be greatly missed

jeni saunders

Quay Arts paid tribute to their dear friend, Jeni Saunders, who passed away last weekend

Friday, 6th March, 2020 3:51pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight artist curates Swedish show of UK abstract artists (listen to podcast)

Jo Hummel Newell in studio by Julian Winslow

Jo Hummel Newell is a British abstract artist who has curated a show for the Nordic Art Agency, opening later this week. Listen to the podcast to find out more

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 1:14pm

By Sally Perry

Keep your eye out for any possible new Banksy artworks on the Isle of Wight

banksy's our future mural

Last time Banksy was reported as creating an artwork in Southampton, he also shared the love on the Isle of Wight, so keep your eyes peeled and grab a photo if you see any new pieces here

Monday, 2nd March, 2020 12:40pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Celebrate the Great Leap Day with free workshops, performances and fun for all ages

Pupil from Island Free School working on artwork

This Saturday there’ll be loads to see and do at the Great Leap Day event at Quay Arts to mark the end of the Lift the Lid project - so why not take the family for a great day out

Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 12:53pm

By Tayla Smith with 3 readers' comments

Great Leap Day: Free workshops, performances and fun for all ages #LetsCreateIW

Clay models by Island Free School pupils

There'll be loads to see and do at the Great Leap Day event at Quay Arts to mark the end of the Lift the Lid project

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 4:45pm

By Tayla Smith

Isle of Wight artists, John Endacott and Jim Mason, open latest exhibition at Monkton Arts

monkton arts

John and Jim also both share an admiration for the ethos Monkton Arts is built on and fully endorse the philosophy and approach to community arts, which is self evident at every visit to the coffee shop and galleries.

Monday, 17th February, 2020 7:57am

By Peter Gruner