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.

Isle of Wight houseboat artist takes creative approach to grabbing attention

Show us the Books campaign in Bembridge Harbour

Sending emails or letters hasn't resulted in the outcome Isle of Wight artist, Penelope hoped for, so she has taken a more creative approach to grabbing the attention of Harbour owners.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 4:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Mike Howley’s legacy continues to support 18 to 30-year-olds

lauran hibberd and martha

Information event tonight (Tuesday) from 6pm for anyone 18-30 looking for investment in areas such as training, equipment, marketing and promotion, recording, rehearsal space, staging, publishing costs, or simply time to create.

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 12:00pm

By Tayla Smith

Bruce Laker / Phaedra Kelly: Transgender campaigner, poet and musician passes away

bruce laker with hat

A campaigner for the rights of those in the trans community, a musician, artist and poet, Bruce Laker/Phaedra J Kelly passed away earlier this month. The funeral service takes place on Friday. Our thoughts are with all Bruce/Phaedra's family and friends.

Thursday, 28th February, 2019 1:51pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Find out about Network Ryde services and see alcohol misuse exhibition

Ryde’s Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) exhibition launch

The Open Day is a chance to pop in to 147 to see what Network Ryde offers and learn more about how they support young people, as well as see the excellent alcohol misuse exhibition.

Monday, 25th February, 2019 6:58am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle Create shine a light beautifully on Isle of Wight’s creative talent

isle create main cover image

The guys at Skinny Mammoth Media have created a series of beautifully shot, thought provoking short films, shining a light on the Isle of Wight's diverse and inspirational creative talent.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 6:52pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight artists exhibit ‘season by season celebration’ of natural and built heritage

wild about art - in the woods

All welcome to the opening of this community show celebrating a whole year of art workshops exploring the Island’s natural & built world, from landscapes and wildlife to streetscapes and architecture.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 12:05pm

By Tayla Smith

Isle of Wight artists collaborate to exhibit together in London

work by marius and freya

Freya Purdue and Marius von Brasch, who both work from their studios on the Isle of Wight and shared Open Studios in 2017, have now joined for a bigger show at APT Gallery London.

Sunday, 10th February, 2019 2:52pm

By Sally Perry

Grab your tickets for PUNK’s end of exhibition closing party

Punk exhibition opening event 6

Grab your tickets, dig out your best punk outfits and head to Quay Arts on 9th February for the closing party of the PUNK exhibition.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 10:30am

By Tayla Smith

Don’t miss Isle of Wight Art and Jazz at Mountbatten

Jim Thorn band

A new exhibition by an Isle of Wight artist and a concert by a well-known Island jazz group are among the highlights of Mountbatten’s social programme.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 12:46pm

By Emma Topping

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