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.

Ryde Arts returns with an annual programme showcasing creative activities and events

ryde arts festival launch

Over the summer and into the autumn, as part of Ryde Arts, you’ll be able to enjoy unique music events, art installations, theatre and poetry, as well as workshops, carnivals, films and more.

Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 4:37pm

By Feature Writer

Don’t miss Ventnor Artists’ Collective (VAC) Summer Exhibition at Ventnor Fringe

People at opening of exhibition

The Summer Exhibition of the Ventnor Artists’ Collective promises to be a sumptuous feast for the senses and will include paintings, ceramics, textiles and the occasional live music.

Saturday, 13th July, 2019 9:12am

By Feature Writer

Check out the feast of Isle of Wight artistic talent at Open Studios

Starting today! For ten days there's an opportunity to see inside the studios and workshops and meet artists and makers across the Island.

Friday, 12th July, 2019 8:34am

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the Green Street Studio Open Studio

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Head to Sue Paraskeva’s Ryde workshop next week (15-19 July) where she'll be showcasing a selection of porcelain with new wood-fired stand-alone pieces, alongside hand knitted accessories and homeware by Abi Wheeler.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 7:00pm

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Visit Jools’ Jewels silver workshop at The Hayloft during 2019 Open Studios

Jools' rings

Julia Bery will be showcasing her handmade, elegant and timeless, sterling silver jewellery at The Hayloft, a beautiful thatched venue in the grounds of Gillmans House in Brighstone.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 2:50pm

By Feature Writer

Binnel Studios 2019 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 eight of the most talented and highly-accomplished artists on the Isle of Wight, in the wonderful depths of beautiful St Lawrence.

Monday, 8th July, 2019 2:01pm

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Find out more about Letterpress Design’s work at Open Studios 2019

Letterpress wood blocks

There will be demonstrations of some of the presses over both weekends, as well as limited edition prints, both for view and for sale, as well other letterpress ephemera.

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 1:00pm

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Lisa Traxler invites you to her unique studio at The Bunker for Open Studios 2019

Lisa traxler's studio

View new works and meet the Lisa Traxler in her unique WW2 Nissen Hut Studio to discover how she researches historic architecture and translates it into enamel and paper sculptures and relief collage paintings. For two dates only.

Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019 6:24pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight mosaic artist Helen Goodman heads to Quarr for Open Studios

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Helen Goodman's mosaic work is heavily inspired by nature and her surroundings. See how she brings her work to life during this year's Open Studios.

Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019 10:30am

By Feature Writer

Ventnor Fringe Festival 2019: A quick guide on how to make the most of it

Ventnor Fringe Festival audience

Everyone is welcome to Ventnor for the 10th anniversary Ventnor Fringe Festival, with music, dance, theatre, comedy and more. This handy guide will help you navigate what the festival has to offer.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 5:13pm

By Sally Perry

Lift the Lid presents The Great Light and Dark Show this weekend

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This Saturday between 2-5pm, head to Totland for this (free) exciting event set within one of the Island’s long-standing communities and meet the people who make life happen there.

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 12:51pm

By Tayla Smith

Volunteer at Ventnor Fringe Festival and become part of the VFringe family

If you have some spare time, why not get involved? As previous a volunteer says, you’ll meet some of the kindest and most talented people you could imagine, all in this most amazing town.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 1:16pm

By Sally Perry