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.

Four new exhibitions open at Quay Arts this week

Quay Arts QuayHolders Scheme

With no less than four new exhibitions opening at Quay Arts in Newport this week, and with a host of gallery previews, talks and events, there’s plenty to get stuck into this season.

Monday, 1st October, 2018 9:07am

By Georgia Newman

Ventnor Fringe Festival: Moves to new dates for 2019


The new dates will ensure that Ventnor Fringe Festival does not clash with any other festivals taking place at the same time and will mean that performers going to Edinburgh can preview their shows on the Island beforehand.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 5:07pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe another success with over 4,500 tickets sold

Ventnor Fringe

With over 4,500 tickets sold Ventnor was buzzing with activity all week for the ninth Ventnor Fringe Festival. Despite the weather, it was a huge success. Here's to 2019!

Monday, 13th August, 2018 2:01pm

By Sally Perry

The Ventnor Mermaid, created on other people’s rubbish by Not Dead Yet

tony trowbridge

Ventnor might now be home to Phlegm's Ventnor Giant, but has also this week been hosting the Ventnor Mermaid, created by Isle of Wight artist Not Dead Yet. Do you want to take her home?

Saturday, 11th August, 2018 12:08pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

WATCH: Island’s tallest mural, ‘Ventnor Giant’, created by world-renowned street artist, Phlegm

Ventnor Giant Mural - Julian Winslow

Head to Ventnor to see the amazingly detailed three-storey mural of the 'Ventnor Giant', the tallest piece of street art on the Isle of Wight. It was commissioned by Ventnor Exchange and created by world-renowned street artist, Phlegm.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 5:45pm

By Sally Perry

New two-year project aims to ‘Lift the Lid on Island Culture’

lift the lid launch at hullabaloo

A two-year project that aims to reignite a sense of pride and passion in cultural heritage on the Isle of Wight was launched earlier this year. OnTheWight has more detail.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 9:07am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival 2018: A peek at what not to miss and more

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Enrich your soul this week and head to Ventnor for the Fringe Festival for a week of theatre, live music, comedy, talks, art workshops, exhibitions and more - you won't be disappointed. There's so much to see and do, you'll never want to leave.

Sunday, 5th August, 2018 9:25am

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the Green Street Studio Open Studio this weekend

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Head to Sue Paraskeva’s Ryde workshop this weekend (20-23 July) where four artists will be showcasing a selection of porcelain, contemporary textiles, jewellery and abstract paintings.

Thursday, 19th July, 2018 6:47pm

By Feature Writer

Binnel Studios Summer Exhibition: Meet this wonderful collection of unique artists

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The August bank holiday weekend brings with it a chance to meet seven of the most talented and highly-accomplished artists on the Isle of Wight, in the wonderful depths of beautiful St Lawrence.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 6:34pm

By Feature Writer

Open Studio: Visit Sandy Kendall’s studio to see her large collection of paintings, printmaking and drawings

sandy kendall - figures in landscape

Visit Sandy Kendall's studio in Ryde during the annual Open Studio event to see her huge range of acrylic and mixed media paintings, large charcoal drawings, sketchbooks and 3D work - with more than a little tongue in cheek humour.

Sunday, 15th July, 2018 9:47am

By Feature Writer

Ventnor Fringe 2018: What will you discover?

Ventnor Carnival Tobias Penner

The Ventnor Fringe Festival is undoubtedly one of our favourite festivals of the year. Set in a wide variety of unusual venues across this creative and quirky town there are 70 shows to choose from this year. Providing something for everyone!

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 6:59pm

By Jack Whitewood

All welcome to Open Studio 2018 with Isle of Wight artists Carol Ann and Guy Eades

Carol ann in her studio

Meet artists, Carol Ann and Guy Eades, who'll be opening their studio on 14th-15th July and 21st–22nd July. Carol Ann will also open on weekdays between 15th-20th July between 10am – 5pm each day.

Sunday, 8th July, 2018 1:43pm

By Feature Writer