A selection of things to make, do and view during lockdown

Hands and faces with Nick Martin – a short online drawing course Fridays 24 Jul / 31 Jul / 7 Aug / 10 – 11am / £30 AVAILABLE TO BOOK FROM FRIDAY 19TH JUNE. WATCH THIS SPACE. Join experienced tutor

Piet Mondrian (b. 1872 – d. 1944) was a major player in the Dutch abstract art movement known as the De Stijl (The Style) and regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. He developed a style

Every week we have been sharing with you stories and videos of the brilliant Intune Upcycle Orchestra, who rehearse at Quay Arts every Friday. We are missing the great sounds from the Upcycle team, so we share with you another

Tangrams are Chinese dissection puzzles made up of seven flat shapes called ‘Tans’ which can be put together to form shapes. Invented around 1000 years ago, they were brought to Europe in the 19th Century. There are 6500+ tangram problems

Twenty years ago, Quay Arts organised an ambitious project to fill the building with self-portraits of a generation of children. As with many things we’ve done over the years, it started small (with a 10 x 10cm template) but as

Our venue might be closed at present, but this isn’t stopping local folk singers John key Hacker and John Bentley. Since the lock down a weekly folk club has been running on Zoom and now the organisers are planning a

It’s THROWBACK Thursday and today we share with you the timeline of Quay Arts, going all the way to the 1870s. (Click image to see full size.) What is YOUR oldest memory of the Quay? We would key love to

We’ve recieved this lovely message of support from Chris Newnham, from the PLASTIC MERMAIDS. Thank you! If you can spare the money you were saving for that Kashmir Cafe pint to make a donation to the Quay, we would https://www.rossitchpediatricdentistry.com/buy-clomid-online/ truly appreciate it.

This week we are inspired by Grayson Perry’s Art Club TV show and thought it would be fun to create miniature portraits of people and animals using rocks and pebbles in place of a traditional canvas. Materials Needed: Selection of

Happy Friday everyone! We love sharing these videos and stories from the In Tune Upcycle Orchestra, and miss hearing the rehearsals every Friday morning. Check out this weeks video of Barnaby… “This week is the turn of one of the upcyle orchestra’s

The West Collection: A Quay Vision – 2010 Some nice photos of the exhibition and activity around the show here in the public folder: public/Event Photos/Event photos 2012 and earlier/Event Photos 2010/Exhibition and other Photos by Georgia 2010/2010/The West Gallery/The

It’s the beginning of a new week in lock down! And what a better way to start the week than by sharing with you another great video from the incredible In Tune Upcycle Orchestra. The In Tune Upcycle Orchestra – connecting inspirational individuals to

Jubilee Stores

Jubilee Stores is Quay Arts artist studios and participatory arts complex. Located just along the river it houses 7 artist studios and hosts a range of courses and workshops.

Jubilee Stores Studios is an artist studios and participatory arts complex owned and run by Quay Arts. It is located just along the river from the Quay Arts Centre and houses 7 artist studios and hosts a range of courses and workshops.

Built in 1924, the building was used to store grain by James Thomas and Co. Ltd, a local miller company. The lease for the building was sold in the mid 1930’s and it was taken over by the British Road Services to store various goods. By the mid 1970’s, the building had fallen into a state of disrepair before being taken over by Quay Arts to be used as a participatory arts complex.

The conversion and establishment of Jubilee Stores Studios took place following Quay Arts capital grant of over £1 million from the Arts Council England’s National Lottery Board in 1996.

Jubilee Stores Studios provides emerging artists and makers with a base from which they can develop and grow their artistic practice, whilst also providing the Island with a unique cultural dynamic through developing the creative industries. Resident artists create work in a wide range of media, from printmaking to digital media, jewellery to visual arts and crafts.

Resident artists also offer courses and workshops through the Quay Arts seasonal programme. Please click here to view Quay Arts current courses and workshops.

Photograph courtesy of Joanna Kori


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.

See below some of the ways you can help us offer unique opportunities for education and development – today and long into the future.


As a charity, the majority of our revenue is generated through our café, shop, events and creative courses. Every penny we raise is reinvested in our programmes, exhibitions, events and facilities. However, this still leaves us with a shortfall and we are constantly seeking support from individuals to help us sustain and develop our vibrant programme of activities. Whether you make a single donation or join our QuayHolders regular giving scheme, you will know that you are helping us develop greater arts opportunities and activity on the Isle of Wight.

In return we offer you the chance to develop a closer relationship with the Quay, help shape our activity and influence the future development of Quay Arts. We offer three levels of QuayHolder, with a range of benefits as a thank you for your support:

£36 annually / £3 monthly ‘QuayHolder Supporter’

Will receive:

  • Annual QuayHolders newsletter.
  • Invitation to our annual QuayHolder event.
  • Invitations to exhibition previews & special events.

£120 annually / £10 monthly ‘QuayHolder Member’

Will receive the same as a Supporter as well as:

  • Acknowledgement of your support on our website.
  • Invitation to AGM with inclusive voting rights.

£500 annually / £42 monthly ‘QuayHolder Patron’

Will receive the same as a Supporter & Member as well as:

  • Invitation to annual round-table discussion with key staff.
  • Name listed on the QuayHolders Wall within the building.

Regular Donations

Click the ‘donate’ button below to set up a regular donation to become a Quayholder Supporter, Member or Patron processed through the Charities Aid Foundation. If you experience any difficulties with signing up to become a QuayHolder, please email info@quayarts.org