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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.

Open 2017 call for submission: Your chance to win a Solo Exhibition

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Calling all artists! The Quay Arts Open 2017 competition is now open for submissions. Don't miss the May deadline to enter.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 4:05pm

By Sally Perry

Turner Prize winning artist’s show opens to a fantastic reception

The Isle of Wight as Six Walks

There was a great turnout for the launch of the Richard Long show at Quay Arts last weekend. There is still plenty of time to visit the exhibition and take part in the many associated activities over the coming weeks and months.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 3:25pm

By Sally Perry

Romance, Pageantry, and mud: Find out more about Victorian Medievalism at lecture

George & the Dragon

The 1839 Eglinton Tournament was an attempt to recreate a full scale medieval tournament. It provided a legacy of an artistic and cultural movement that defined the age. Find out more at Vectis Decorative and Fine Arts Society lecture.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 4:05pm

By Carolyn Power

Lawrence Holofcener: A truly inspirational man

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Lawrence Holofcener had achieved so much in his lifetime; singing; writing; acting; directing and creating fantastic pieces of artwork, he really was an true inspiration. Our sincerest thoughts go out to all of his family and friends.

Saturday, 8th April, 2017 9:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Quay Arts invites you to the opening of not one, but two exhibitions this weekend

Richard long

Two exciting new exhibitions will be opening on Saturday at Quay Arts in Newport and all are welcome to attend. Find out more.

Friday, 7th April, 2017 5:13pm

By Georgia Newman

Turner Prize winning artist Richard Long brings show to Quay Arts

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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