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.

Don’t miss Holly Maslen’s thought-provoking and impactful Pick up Pieces exhibition

Pick up Pieces - central grid

Holly has created a striking exhibition which not only looks beautiful set in stunning surroundings, but will leave you hopefully thinking differently about what gets washed up on beaches around the world and how it's impacting sealife

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 5:30pm

By Sally Perry

Final acts announced for Isle of Wight Festival 2019

Lauran Hibberd - from her Facebook photos

The final acts for the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival have been announced. Tickets still available.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 3:25pm

By Amy Allen

Free introduction to art drop-in sessions in Ryde

Peter Allen, Lesley Wellings, Isobel Evans and Jim Few out side the People's Gallery

The free drop-in sessions take place at the gallery in Ryde from 27th May- 1st June.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 9:49am

By Suzanne Whitewood

The Wight Book: 250+ pages of stunning photography celebrating Isle of Wight innovation, creativity, commerce, heritage and more

The Wight Book

The Wight Book, launching in June, is a glorious celebration of the incredible creativity, innovation, heritage and more that the Island offers for those who visit and live here.

Friday, 10th May, 2019 4:45pm

By Michelle Russell

Don’t miss PLANK: Skateboarding-inspired exhibition by James Jarvis and Ged Wells

PLANK james jarvis and ged wells at quay arts 640

You have until the end of the month to pop over to Quay Arts in Newport to catch the latest exhibition by James Jarvis and Ged Wells. If you're a fan of skateboarding, PLANK is a must-see exhibition.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 6:10pm

By Sally Perry

Quay Arts Open Exhibition winner presents new show

Drawing Dark Waters talk and workshop, Tower Bridge, 30.9.17 with Caroline Underwood and Liz Charsley for Totally Thames 2017

Caroline Underwood’s exhibition ‘Bearings’ opens in the West Gallery, Quay Arts on Saturday 27th April 2019, 6 – 8pm, all welcome.

Friday, 29th March, 2019 9:54am

By Tayla Smith

Help shape future Arts development on the Isle of Wight by taking survey

Paperwork from Visual arts network

If you are an artist on the Isle of Wight, whether emerging, mid-career or established, take the Artist Survey and help shape further Development Programmes.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 5:37pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight houseboat artist takes creative approach to grabbing attention

Show us the Books campaign in Bembridge Harbour

Sending emails or letters hasn't resulted in the outcome Isle of Wight artist, Penelope hoped for, so she has taken a more creative approach to grabbing the attention of Harbour owners.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 4:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Mike Howley’s legacy continues to support 18 to 30-year-olds

lauran hibberd and martha

Information event tonight (Tuesday) from 6pm for anyone 18-30 looking for investment in areas such as training, equipment, marketing and promotion, recording, rehearsal space, staging, publishing costs, or simply time to create.

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 12:00pm

By Tayla Smith

Bruce Laker / Phaedra Kelly: Transgender campaigner, poet and musician passes away

bruce laker with hat

A campaigner for the rights of those in the trans community, a musician, artist and poet, Bruce Laker/Phaedra J Kelly passed away earlier this month. The funeral service takes place on Friday. Our thoughts are with all Bruce/Phaedra's family and friends.

Thursday, 28th February, 2019 1:51pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Find out about Network Ryde services and see alcohol misuse exhibition

Ryde’s Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) exhibition launch

The Open Day is a chance to pop in to 147 to see what Network Ryde offers and learn more about how they support young people, as well as see the excellent alcohol misuse exhibition.

Monday, 25th February, 2019 6:58am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle Create shine a light beautifully on Isle of Wight’s creative talent

isle create main cover image

The guys at Skinny Mammoth Media have created a series of beautifully shot, thought provoking short films, shining a light on the Isle of Wight's diverse and inspirational creative talent.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 6:52pm

By Sally Perry