• Isle Of Wight Art Club1
  • Overview
    The Isle of Wight Art Club was formed in the 1890's and still has around 150 members. In the summer time (May/Sept) we paint at different locations around the Island on a Tuesday morning from 10.00am. In the Winter (Oct/Apr) we meet at The Riverside Centre in Newport on Tuesdays 14.00-16.00, for demonstrations and painting workshops.
    Typical Summer programme
  • Information
    The Isle of Wight Art Club History.

    In 2015 the Isle of Wight Art Club is celebrating its 125th

    anniversary. The first recorded event in the club?s history,

    then known as The Isle of Wight Art Society, was the

    presentation of a folio of paintings to a local notary and

    Honorary Secretary of the Society, Sir William Levinge in

    1890. After the First World War the Society changed its

    name to The Isle of Wight Art Club.

    The Club has always enjoyed a mix of professional and

    leisure painters and has had several distinguished artists as

    members including Alwyn Williams, Founder and President

    of the Royal Society of Miniature Artists, Cavendish Morton

    RI and Muriel Owen, one time Vice-President of the Society

    of Women Artists. Today, the professionals are always ready

    to share their expertise with other members at the club?s

    weekly meetings, which are held at various outdoor locations

    on the Island in the summer, and in the Riverside Centre in

    the county town, Newport, throughout the winter months.

    Indoor meetings always include the opportunity for members

    to paint portraits of sitting models and arranged still-life. We

    also enjoy frequent demonstrations of working in various

    media and arrange trips to visit important exhibitions on the


    It has always been the purpose of The Club to provide

    opportunities for members to show their work. Catalogues of

    exhibitions held since the early 1930s have been preserved

    along with press cuttings, which often describe the exhibits

    in detail. For many years, sculpture and craftwork were

    included in these exhibitions but, today, only paintings are

    shown. For many years, Queen Victoria?s daughter HRH

    Princess Beatrice was President of The Club and often

    showed her own paintings in the exhibitions.
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