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.

Visit or take part in the Monkton Village Gallery during the month of July

art in windows project - monkton gallery

A simple idea that brings a community together. Those living in Monkton Village are invited to take part, the rest of us are invited to visit

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 3:34pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

East Cowes Crafters hit up the town with a seaside theme

East Cowes Crafters decorate the town with a seaside theme

Brightening up the town for residents and visitors, the East Cowes Crafters really have made the arch in East Cowes a focal point, bringing it to life in so many different ways

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 8:46am

By Karl Love

Art exhibition at St Mary’s Hospital is the latest addition to Operation Geranium

Geranium Art Project and Steve Double

The exhibition at St Mary's hospital is the latest element of Operation Geranium and features artworks by the likes of My Dog Sighs, Tony Trowbridge and Rhys Ifans

Monday, 6th July, 2020 5:41pm

By Steve Double

Selfless homeless artist carves for Covid hardship initiatives on the Isle of Wight

David Wallace - with carved horn

If you've spent any time at Fort Victoria, you'll know David from his fantastic carvings. This homeless artist is now auctioning off his latest work with the proceeds benefiting others

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 5:17pm

By Clive Smith with one comment

Calling Isle of Wight artists: Pitch now for paid project starting this month in Ryde

artists brushes

Applications must be submitted by this Friday (12th June) with the project starting on 23rd June

Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 3:44pm

By Stella Davis

‘My Millennium’ exhibition revived by Quay Arts. Time to share your 2020 self portraits

portrait of a woman

You could be part of another Guinness World Record but sharing your 2020 portrait with Quay Arts and by donating £1 at the same time help them reach their £20,000 target

Monday, 8th June, 2020 9:57am

By Tayla Smith

Ideal for Lockdown: Take a look inside these Digital Artists’ Notebooks of the Isle of Wight

Lift the Lid Digital Notebooks - Schools

Now is the perfect time to flick through the Lift the Lid Digital Notebooks. Four projects around the Island - and loads of IW school kids and community groups were involved. Do you recognise anyone?

Friday, 15th May, 2020 5:15pm

By Sally Perry

South coast artists work together to support Young Carers during pandemic

Kitesurfers at silversands by Sue Whitmarsh

The project sees artworks ranging from £100 to £4,000 - all donated by artists to support the work of the Young Carers Service, who provide vital support for young people on the Isle of Wight

Monday, 27th April, 2020 6:55pm

By Jeremy Gully

Young Islanders: Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for creative funding

emellia - emily wild

Mike Howley’s legacy continues to support 18 to 30-year-olds. Don't miss the deadline if you intend to apply

Monday, 20th April, 2020 5:16pm

By Tayla Smith

Quay Arts adapt to the Coronavirus crisis and continue sharing the very best in arts and creative opportunities

quay arts at home

Quay Arts have made sure they are not forgotten during the Coronavirus lockdown and are running a number of online activities to engage and entertain

Friday, 17th April, 2020 4:06pm

By Sally Perry

‘Kezi’s Kindness Isolation Has Talent’ closes midday tomorrow

little girl playing guitar on the street

Don't miss the chance for your children to take part in this virtual talent contest, with £65 worth of Amazon vouchers up for grabs

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 12:11pm

By Sally Perry

Artist in residence sought for The Ellen MacArthur Foundation


Creative practitioners from all backgrounds and disciplines are invited to apply for the first Artist in Residence post

Monday, 23rd March, 2020 2:42pm

By Sally Perry