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.

Over 30 Isle of Wight artists take part in Nonsense Exhibition

nonsense exhibition poster

A week-long exhibition, plus film, music and poetry evening are in store for you in Ventnor from Saturday. Meet the artists at opening event.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 10:13am

By Sally Perry

Dmitri Galitzine’s film ‘Back and Forth’ explores connection to town, island and ferry for Lift the Lid on Island Culture

back and forth cropped

Dmitri Galitzine's film titled Back and Forth is the third of four art commissions on the Isle of Wight as part of the Lift the Lid on Island Culture project. Don't miss it 13th September to 5th October.

Thursday, 5th September, 2019 10:19am

By Sarah Girling

Work by the late Sara Kouvaritakis goes on display next month

Abstract artwork by Sara K

There'll be another chance to see work by the late Sara Kouvaritakis in Ryde during September, with funds from the sale of artworks returning to the community.

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 9:24am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Latest comic in Commando series set on the Isle of Wight

a page from radar raiders

You can meet the writer this Saturday from midday at Heroes Comic Shop in Newport when he'll be signing copies of Radar Raiders.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 8:46am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Last chance to see Iconic Bowie exhibition at Dimbola Museum and Galleries

bowie by terry oneill and kevin cummins

There's just over a week left to see the stunning Iconic Bowie exhibition at Dimbola Museum and Galleries. Don't miss out, it's quite something.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 11:14am

By Sally Perry

Come to see the Ventnor Giant mural and share your selfies with us

ventnor giant selfie

If you come to see the mural, please do share your photos by tagging the image #VentnorGiantSelfie on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 10:05am

By Sally Perry

Head to Ventnor this weekend and join in celebrations for the tenth Ventnor Fringe Festival

ventnor fringe in harbourside tent

There truly is something for everyone this weekend at the tenth Ventnor Fringe Festival. Head to Ventnor this weekend and we're sure you'll find plenty to entertain and enrich your soul.

Saturday, 27th July, 2019 11:03am

By Sally Perry

Artworks by primary school children showcased at People’s Pop Up Gallery

bob seely and children from nine acres at ppug

The exhibition of work by children from Nine Acres Primary attracted over 400 visitors in just three weeks.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 11:50am

By The Office of Bob Seely

Ventnor Fringe Festival shows starting to sell out. Don’t miss out, book now

Gerard Harris on stage

There are 150 performances of over 90 shows to choose from at this year’s Ventnor Fringe Festival, many are selling out, so snap yours up quickly to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 8:56am

By Sally Perry

Last chance to see inside Wendy Welsford’s Open Studio

Montage of work by Wendy Welsford

Passionate about protecting the environment, much of Wendy's work is created using items she's collected from the coastline.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Last call for Ventnor Fringe Festival volunteers: Give a few hours and become part of the VFringe family

people in large circle at ventnor fringe festival

If you have some spare time, why not get involved? As previous a volunteer says, you’ll meet some of the kindest and most talented people you could imagine, all in this most amazing town.

Sunday, 21st July, 2019 9:41am

By Sally Perry

An exhibition bequeathed by Sara Kouvaritakis at St Mary’s Hospital

Sara K's work

Sara was always keen for her work to be seen by persons who might gain support and inspiration from being alongside it. See it at St Mary's until September.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 2:19pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust