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.

Turner Prize winning artist Richard Long brings show to Quay Arts

Richard long -

This is quite a coup for Quay Arts - Turner Prize winning artist Richard Long, Britain’s leading figure in Land Art will be bringing his solo shot to the arts centre next month. Meet the artist and check out the associated events too.

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 5:36pm

By Georgia Newman

Isle of Wight artist Shaping the Bay with his fantastic fossil murals

Hybodus Shark and Octopus chris boynton

This excellent initiative has seen Sandown become transformed over the last few weeks - not only brightening up derelict buildings but also educating residents on the wonderful creatures that used to live in the Bay.

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 9:12am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Artists Collective hold first exhibition

painting of the beach by mark cosby

This is the first of many group exhibitions by the Ventnor Artists Collective. See the exhibition over two venues in the town from Thursday.

Monday, 13th March, 2017 9:49am

By Tony McCarthy

Find out more about the ‘Golden Ratio’

golden ration

Find out more about the Golden Section (or Ratio) - a mathematical principal often used to create pleasing compositions for art and design pieces - at the Vectis Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture.

Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 5:04pm

By Carolyn Power with one comment

£85,000 Arts Council boost for Isle of Wight Charity

older women laughing

The Celebrating Age grant will fund an exciting Island-wide programme of participatory arts to increase older people’s engagement with cultural organisations and address social isolation

Monday, 27th February, 2017 11:08am

By Hannah Griffiths

Well-known Isle of Wight artists join Open Exhibition

sienna anderson painting

A number of Isle of Wight artists will be displaying work during an Open Exhibition at Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s Art Gallery in March.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 3:49pm

By Emma Topping

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