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.

Anti-fracking campaign group puts out call for artists and creatives

pencils and pad

Artwork submitted may be used on tee shirts, banners and placards, as well as on social media and other digital and conventional media

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 10:48am

By Frack Free IOW with 2 readers' comments

Who do you think is the most notable character in Newport? Here’s your chance to say

Shaping Newport Library Session

The new artwork from Independent Arts will feature the silhouettes of local characters who have changed the face of Newport or change the world

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 2:24pm

By Hannah Griffiths

First art exhibition for Ryde grandmother

mo martin

A Ryde grandmother, who is also curator of the Sara K collection, a children’s art gallery established at the Monkton Arts Cafe, has her first exhibition next month

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 9:46am

By Scott Wlaschin

Images of Byzantium: Don’t miss the stunning gilded iconography at Monkton Arts

stuart robinson - byzantium images exhibition

This exhibition and illustrated talk by Isle of Wight artist, Stuart Robinson, features a large fully-gilded 18th century Moscow-prototype of the crucifixion

Monday, 23rd December, 2019 10:52am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight artist wins Jeff Lowe Sculpture Prize

Lisa Traxler with her sculpture

The prize-giving took place in the packed Cello Factory in London. Pop in to see the works if you're near the area

Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 4:21pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Don’t miss the Yarmouth Vintage Xmas Market this weekend

vintage yarmouth

The Vintage Xmas Market in Yarmouth this weekend not only has 30 creatives selling their wares in a heated marquee, but there'll be mulled wine, Christmas carols, Alpacas, a steam truck and more

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 6:58pm

By Sally Perry

Quay Arts announce winner of their Open 2019 Competition

Ian Whitmore speaking at the launch of Quay Arts Open 2019

Over 100 people gathered at the launch of Quay Arts OPEN 2019 exhibition to hear who had been selected for West Gallery solo show in 2021

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 6:34pm

By Ian Whitmore

Innovative exhibition piece shares Isle of Wight ‘Sewing Memories’ from the over 85s

At Sewing Memories exhibition showing the messages on the sewing machinea

There are just three days to see this innovative exhibition piece that shares the sewing memories of over 85-year-olds via a Raspberry Pi and vintage Singer sewing machine

Thursday, 21st November, 2019 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Double exhibition opening at Isle of Wight’s Quay Arts Centre

All are invited to the twin exhibition launch event at Quay Arts, where works from 40 Island Artists will be on display plus artefacts from the Isle of Wight Natural History and Archaeological Society

Wednesday, 20th November, 2019 12:47pm

By Tayla Smith

Last chance to see Undecided Earth exhibition

undecided art collective exhibition at ventnor exchange

Exhibiting artists at Undecided Earth include Tania Dixcey, Rachael Berry, Cooly Haste, Adam Harvey, Teresa Grimaldi, Holly Maslen, Julie Hutchison and many others.

Friday, 15th November, 2019 8:05pm

By Sally Perry

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