Exhibition Hire

Hold your own exhibition at Quay Arts

The benefits of holding your exhibition at Quay Arts include:

  • casual gallery invigilation by our volunteer team
  • a competitive commission rate on sold works
  • sales processed by our staff
  • opportunities for late openings to hold talks and private views
  • a listing on the Quay Arts website.

The Clayden Gallery 

Artists, makers, designers, schools, colleges and collectives can hire The Clayden Gallery (formerly The Learning Curve Gallery) for an exhibition at Quay Arts.

The Clayden Gallery, is situated on the first floor at Quay Arts opposite The West Gallery. This fantastic space boasts approx 30sq metres of floor space and approx 17 non-linear metres of wall space.  

Ideal for 2D and 3D work, key this flexible space welcomes all art forms, from fine art paintings and experimental ceramics to video work and installations to contribute to a balanced programme across the year. Perfect for solo or group shows and those recently graduated to experiment, show and sell, as well as for schools and community groups to display educational work.

To apply for an exhibition, please download the Clayden Gallery Hire Guidelines and Application Form (below) and email to i.whitmore@quayarts.org

Exhibiting in our Café

We are also always looking for fresh, new artists to exhibit in our Café Gallery as well.  For information about exhibiting in our Café, please contact Visual Arts Manager, Ian Whitmore at i.whitmore@quayarts.org


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.