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.

Last chance to see inside Wendy Welsford’s Open Studio

Montage of work by Wendy Welsford

Passionate about protecting the environment, much of Wendy's work is created using items she's collected from the coastline.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Last call for Ventnor Fringe Festival volunteers: Give a few hours and become part of the VFringe family

people in large circle at ventnor fringe festival

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.

Sunday, 21st July, 2019 9:41am

By Sally Perry

An exhibition bequeathed by Sara Kouvaritakis at St Mary’s Hospital

Sara K's work

Sara was always keen for her work to be seen by persons who might gain support and inspiration from being alongside it. See it at St Mary's until September.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 2:19pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Don’t miss the many brilliant shows at next week’s Ventnor Fringe Festival

Hound of the Baskervilles poster image

There are 150 performances of over 90 shows to choose from at this year's Ventnor fringe festival, so we've shared a few highlights that are selling fast to help you choose.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 4:21pm

By Sally Perry

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

By Feature Writer

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

By Feature Writer

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

By Feature Writer

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