Bringing Exhibitions to your home #2

Exhibitions are closed but don’t worry – we are bringing the latest exhibition to you at home! 
Currently in the West Gallery we have ‘The Great Leap Forward’ Exhibition. A group exhibition of work created by local school children from across the Island drawing inspiration from, and celebrating the Lift the Lid project and commissions.
Artists Ian Whitmore and Chris Jenkins worked with Island schools; St Saviours, Queensgate, Nine Acres, St Catherine’s, The Island Free School and Barton Primary to create work for this exhibition exploring heritage, culture and the theme of ‘The Future’.
First LTL Artist Commission – THE VENTNOR GIANT
“The Ventnor Giant was the first commissioned artwork for the Lift the Lid project and was by the street artist Phlegm. I find it to be a most inspiring piece, just crying out for children to create new myths and legends key about this marvellous creature with Ventnor on his back, which is why we asked storyteller Sue Bailey to work with schools on the Island to create new stories of the Giant. These stories will be available on a new website of the commissioned Artists’ Notebooks which is coming soon.” – Lift the Lid Project Manager, Sarah Girling.
Check out our very own giant, which was made in the gallery for the exhibition by Ian Whitmore & Chris Jenkins! Why not try and make/draw/paint your own giant?

Check out the blog focusing on the artwork inspired by the Giant, by children from Oakfield Primary. Click here!

See the short film by Glasshouse productions (1 minute long) which is the making of the Ventnor Giant, Click here!

Check out the interactive notebook from the exhibition! Click here.


Even a little money can make a big difference at Quay Arts

Did you realise that when you buy a cup of freshly ground barista coffee in our Café Bar, you are helping to support the cultural life of the Isle of Wight?

However, the generosity of our supporters goes beyond sales of food, drink and theatre tickets. Gifts of money, time, and even specific items make a huge difference to the amount of work we can do. Together, we can continue to enrich the lives of islanders and visitors with our fantastic programme of events.