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.

Act now to have your work included in the ‘Undecided Earth’ art exhibition

Extinction Rebellion protesters holding up red hands

Original art, Letters to the Earth and Climate Emergency placards are welcome as part of the Undecided Earth exhibition opening later this week

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 11:24am

By Julie Hutchison

New service from Independent Arts reaches out to the vulnerable, lonely and marginalised

Singalong with Independent Arts

Building on 30 years of work, this new service will provide a local service to reach out to vulnerable individuals and help them feel less isolated, alone and marginalised

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 11:26am

By Tracy Mikich

Exhibition dedicated to defence and freedom of Julian Assange nearing end

julian assange graffiti on a wall

The exhibition dedicated to the defence and freedom of Julian Assange - finishes on Friday 1st November

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 4:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Undecided Earth : An Exhibition about the ecological crisis

undecided earth

We can't wait to see what new works have been created for this Undecided Art Collective Exhibition

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 6:20pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss Karl Stedman’s latest exhibition at Monkton Arts

karl stedman - latest rolled work - with spikes

Karl is known for his artwork made from rolled pieces of paper. He plays with colours and monotones, as well as texture and shapes

Friday, 18th October, 2019 12:09pm

By Sally Perry

Celebrating Age exhibition showcases remarkable artwork produced by Isle of Wight care home residents

For these workshops residents from Inglefield, Eden House, Ancona, Cherry Blossom Cornelia Manor and Downside looked at the work of Henri Matisse and in particular the theme of dance as it appears in his work. Residents talked about their own memories of dance and dancing, and these were then transcribed onto the large collective frieze you see displayed here. This is the first time Independent Arts have attempted to draw together all the care home residents that join our art workshops to create a single piece of work. Using a cut paper technique pioneered by the artist residents assembled forms to recreate their own memories of dance.

Celebrating Age, is a major Isle of Wight exhibition that shines a light on the wealth of creative expression to be found in our later years

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 9:58am

By Tracy Mikich

Last call for Quay Arts Open exhibition entries

Quay Arts Open 2019 image

Emerging and established artists are invited to submit works in any medium for Quay Arts’ biennial OPEN Exhibition 2019 themed and titled: ‘A Life in Nature’.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 4:18pm

By Tayla Smith

Isle of Wight art project designed to improve mental health

portfolio arts - abstract painting

Leading Isle of Wight social prescribing charity has received a grant from the Bupa UK Foundation to improve health and wellbeing for people in their middle years.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 8:51am

By Tracy Mikich with 2 readers' comments

Four fascinating art commissions showcased at Lift the Lid: A look inside

Guests were presented with four new art commissions. You can still see two of them on the Island.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 9:30am

By Sally Perry

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 with one comment

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