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.

New Courses at Ventnor Exchange bring contemporary approach to creative learning

Ventnor Exchange launches its renewed Young Creatives programme for 11-25 year olds this week. There's a huge range of one-off creative workshops for writers, actors and artists. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 25th April, 2018 12:17pm

By Jack Whitewood

A bank holiday weekend bursting at the seams

Giblin, Grimshaw and Tweed

Whatever you are up to this weekend, why not try to fit a visit to our favourite arts centre in. There is so much going on, it's hard to turn it down.

Thursday, 29th March, 2018 7:51pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Children’s Festival: Magical performances and loads of free events

Yana and the Yeti

As well as magical children's performances from Moomins and Yetis, there'll be loads of free workshops and sessions for children to take part in at the first Isle of Wight Children's Festival at Quay Arts.

Thursday, 15th March, 2018 3:34pm

By Sally Perry

Which way now for Ryde Arts? Play your part in plotting the way forward

ryde arts festival printmaking by julian winslow

Come and share your ideas about how Ryde Arts can secure a sustainable future now that funding has been agreed by Ryde Town Council.

Monday, 12th March, 2018 12:51pm

By Carol Jaye

Take part in free Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes family craft sessions

JMC drop in

Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes artist, Hannah George will be holding a free family drop-in workshop at Dimbola Museum and Galleries in Freshwater Bay this Saturday, with another next month in East Cowes.

Friday, 16th February, 2018 5:23pm

By Sally Perry

This weekend: An explosion of Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes events

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We can't wait to see what all the curators at the museums and galleries across the Isle of Wight have in store for us all, as several Hidden Heroes exhibitions launch this weekend.

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 7:00pm

By Sally Perry

Get the ‘art foundation experience’ with this Portfolio Preparation course

nick martin foundation course

This one-day-a-week course that runs from January to November 2018 will give you all you need to create an exciting and impressive portfolio, whilst gaining the art foundation experience, all on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018 5:36pm

By Feature Writer

THEM 2 fill art_house_life with Xmas cheer and laughter for DementiaUK

Donna and Joan

The ‘furiously fabulous females aka THEM 2’ performed their quirky mix of poetry, prose and anecdotes in aid of Dementia UK last weekend in Ventnor.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 6:50pm

By Joanna Kori

Winter exhibition for Ventnor Artists Collective

ku gallery - streetview

The group’s first exhibition starts with a special opening night on 7th December – at The Ku Gallery and Ventnor Exchange and continues until the 20th December.

Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 4:32pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Pride announce exciting joint Pride arts initiative

iw pride deck chair

Another great coup for Isle of Wight Pride as new initiative to enhance the Island’s excellent reputation as an Arts destination.

Thursday, 16th November, 2017 7:38am

By Matthew Bundy

Don’t miss ‘Illumination’ presentation by Isle of Wight artists

illlumination exhibition

Isle of Wight artists Marius von Brasch and Howard Hardiman will be discussing their latest exhibition 'ILLUMINATION' on Friday evening at Quay Arts.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 1:56pm

By Georgia Newman

The Freshwater Circle: Artists, musicians, poets and dancers share their take

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This weekend sees the launch of a programme of creative responses by Quay Crafts and Friends to the Freshwater Circle. Head to Dimbola Museum and Galleries to find out more.

Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 9:13am

By Rachel Tait