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.

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight PUNK exhibition at Quay Arts Centre

Punk exhibition opening event 6

Don't miss this exhibition that explores the traditional visual art of punk culture from the mid 1970s to date, and its impact on the Isle of Wight through memorabilia such as posters, badges, ticket stubs, vinyl records, as well as show artworks by contemporary artists that retain a bit of punk ethos in their work today.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 5:38pm

By Georgia Newman

Get the ‘art foundation experience’ with this Portfolio Preparation course, plus don’t miss exhibition and talks

Portfolio Preparation course

This one-day-a-week course that runs from Jan to Nov 2019 will give you all you need to create an exciting and impressive portfolio, whilst gaining art foundation experience, all on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 5:47pm

By Feature Writer

Fundraiser for return of Norman Gaches ‘Stigwood art’ to the Isle of Wight launched

norman gache carving dionysis

A campaign has been launched to fund the return of a large-scale wood carving that left the Island when music and film producer, Robert Stigwood, moved to Ascot. It's hoped the sculpture can be returned to East Cowes for all to enjoy.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 9:19am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Beautiful porcelain by Sue Paraskeva and work by guest artists for sale on late night Thursday

P Clay inside

This Saturday (1st December) and late night Thursday (6th) Sue Paraskeva's porcelain workshop will be open to the public as she, and four guest artists showcase a wonderful selection of porcelain, contemporary artwork, glass brooches, abstract prints and handmade organic skincare.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 6:59pm

By Feature Writer

Fantastic range of artwork on sale this week at Quarr Abbey Winter Exhibition

montage

The exhibition begins on Thursday and runs for five days, featuring work by four Isle of Wight artists, Melanie Swan, Sarah Talbot, Sally Woodford and Martin Swan.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 5:19pm

By Feature Writer

‘Lift the Lid’ reveals artist commissions

Lift the lid artists

A project aimed at encouraging residents to find out more about the arts and culture on the Isle of Wight announces their public artist commission for Newport, East Cowes and Totland.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 8:31am

By Sarah Glass

Take part in Big Draw at Quay Arts this half term

the big draw PLAY! 2018

This free drop-in event is the perfect activity for the whole family this half term. OnTheWight has the details.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 4:55pm

By Tayla Smith

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

Fringe

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