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.

Binnel Studios Summer Exhibition: Meet this wonderful collection of unique artists

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The August bank holiday weekend brings with it a chance to meet seven of the most talented and highly-accomplished artists on the Isle of Wight, in the wonderful depths of beautiful St Lawrence.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 6:34pm

By Feature Writer

Open Studio: Visit Sandy Kendall’s studio to see her large collection of paintings, printmaking and drawings

sandy kendall - figures in landscape

Visit Sandy Kendall's studio in Ryde during the annual Open Studio event to see her huge range of acrylic and mixed media paintings, large charcoal drawings, sketchbooks and 3D work - with more than a little tongue in cheek humour.

Sunday, 15th July, 2018 9:47am

By Feature Writer

Ventnor Fringe 2018: What will you discover?

Ventnor Carnival Tobias Penner

The Ventnor Fringe Festival is undoubtedly one of our favourite festivals of the year. Set in a wide variety of unusual venues across this creative and quirky town there are 70 shows to choose from this year. Providing something for everyone!

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 6:59pm

By Jack Whitewood

All welcome to Open Studio 2018 with Isle of Wight artists Carol Ann and Guy Eades

Carol ann in her studio

Meet artists, Carol Ann and Guy Eades, who'll be opening their studio on 14th-15th July and 21st–22nd July. Carol Ann will also open on weekdays between 15th-20th July between 10am – 5pm each day.

Sunday, 8th July, 2018 1:43pm

By Feature Writer

Head to Green Street Studios in Ryde for this year’s Open Studios

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Head to Sue Paraskeva’s workshop and creative space over the weekend of 20-23 July where she and three other artists will be showcasing a selection of porcelain, contemporary textiles, jewellery and abstract paintings.

Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018 3:10pm

By Feature Writer

Blooming marvellous! Exhibition at Quay Arts a must-see

Bloom at Quay Arts

The latest exhibition in The West Gallery is fabulous and well worth a look - but be quick, it closes on 30th June.

Thursday, 21st June, 2018 4:42pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight and UKPRIDE Arts Festival

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Quay Arts is bursting to full with fabulous artwork as part of Isle of Wight and UK Pride. Downstairs and up have some great pieces of artwork on display until 24th July, including the Winter Pride national competition winners.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 7:36am

By Matthew Bundy

Ryde Arts – Stitching the town together in 2018

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Over the summer and into the autumn, as part of Ryde Arts, you’ll be able to enjoy unique music events, art installations, theatre and poetry, as well as workshops, carnivals, films and more.

Friday, 15th June, 2018 5:30pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes artwork now installed at IBM UK HQ

Ferry Lights by Deborah Davies at IBM South Bank

An artwork commissioned for the Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes exhibition has now been installed at IBM's headquarters on London's Southbank. They too, can watch the IW ferries crossing the Solent.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 1:19pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight visit by CEO of Arts Council England during Mardi Gras

Darren Henley cropped colour photo 2017

The top man at Arts Council England will be heading to the Isle of Wight at the end of the month for the New Carnival Company’s annual Mardi Gras in Ryde.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 5:48pm

By Chris Slann with one comment

Time and Tide exhibition showcases work produced by older people

An exhibition of work produced by older people at creative workshops run across the Isle of Wight, goes on display at Isle of Wight College until 9th August 2018.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 1:37pm

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

Johnny Grimshaw’s ‘Paintings to Music’ on display at Full Circle Gallery

johnny and angelina

Father and daughter explain the meaning behind the artworks on display at the Full Circle Gallery in St Mary's Hospital, Newport.

Friday, 4th May, 2018 12:18pm

By Andy Hollebon