The Isle of Wight Art Club runs a Summer and a Winter programme. Please check back here from time to time to see what is going on, you can download the current Summer Programme as a pdf by clicking on the link at the bottom.


ISLE OF WIGHT ART CLUB SUMMER PROGRAMME 2016, open to Members and Associate Members.

All events (unless otherwise stated) start/meet at 10am.

MAY 3RD   CARISBROOKE VILLAGE. Park in the car park (which has toilets) half way up the village on the left. Meet here.

MAY 10TH   FORELANDS BEACH, BEMBRIDGE. From the roundabout on the Sandown Road turn south onto Hillway Road, then left onto Howgate Road. Turn right onto Forelands Field Road. Follow the signs for The Crab and Lobster, but instead of driving into the pub’s car park, park straight ahead. Meet here.

MAY 17TH   ISLE OF WIGHT STEAM RAILWAY, HAVENSTREET. The Steam Railway is on Combely Road which can be reached from Arreton or Wootton via Briddlesford Road, and from Ryde by Newnham Road. Meet in the car park.

MAY 24TH   STEEPHILL COVE. The cove is on the Western border of Ventnor. A few hundred yards East of the Botanic Gardens, on the A3055, is a house called ‘Pinjara’ where they allow parking on their property. It’s on the seaward side of the road, fronted by a low stone wall. Payment for parking is by ‘honesty box’ (a slot in their garage door). Meet by the low wall. A level-ish 200 yard walk leads to the top of the cove, after which there are two steep ways down, via path or steps. There is a café, and a toilet maintained by the residents of the cove.

MAY 31ST FRESHWATER BAY. Meet in the car park in the bay. Toilets nearby.

JUNE 7TH   THE COACH HOUSE, NUNWELL. courtesy of Mrs Fanny Oglander. The Coach House is at the farthest end of Nunwell Farm Lane which is off West Lane. West Lane can be accessed from Ashey Road via East Ashey Lane or Green Lane. Toilet in the house. Park near the house or as directed.

JUNE 14TH   QUARR ABBEY. Quarr Abbey is a monastery off the main road (northern side) between Wootton and Binstead. Don’t go into the private area behind the monastery. Meet in the car park. There’s a café and toilets.

JUNE 21ST   COWES PARADE. Turn into Baring Road near The Roundhouse and follow the road all the way to the sea front where there is a car park. Meet here.

JUNE 28TH  SHANKLIN ESPLANADE. If leaving Shanklin heading North on the A3055, turn right into Hope Road at the lights at the bottom of the hill. As you reach the shore, park in the car park on the left. Meet here. Toilets nearby.

JULY 5TH   THE RIVER MEDINA AT SEACLOSE. From Coppins Bridge roundabout at the bottom of Newport take the Ryde/East Cowes road. After about ¼ mile turn left at the petrol station. Meet in the lower car park in front of the Premier Inn.   There are public toilets nearby, and the Inn has a pub/restaurant.

JULY 12TH  A PRIZE-WINNER’S GARDEN, GATCOMBE. courtesy of Mr and Mrs Earley. Follow directions as for Painters’ Picnic, except that you fork right into Rectory Lane just past Whitecroft (renamed Gatcombe Manor). ‘The Sheiling’ is near the top of the hill on the left. Park as directed. Teas and coffees. Toilet in the house.

JULY 19TH   MORTON MANOR. Courtesy of Mr and Mrs Godliman. Heading South on New Road from Brading, turn right at the crossroads. Turn left a short distance up the hill onto Morton Manor Road. The manor is on the right after a double bend. Toilets by the side of the house.

JULY 26TH   MOTTISTONE VILLAGE.   The Hamlet of Mottistone is a mile West of Brighstone village. If coming from this direction the car park is on the right, a few hundred yards past Mottistone Manor. Meet at the furthest end of the car park, by the wood. There are public toilets, a pub and a tearoom in Brighstone.

AUGUST 2ND  FORT VICTORIA. From the Western end of Yarmouth follow the A3054 inland, then turn right into Westhill Lane and follow it all the way to the end. Meet in the car park at the fort. Café with toilets.

AUGUST 9TH   PAINTERS’ PICNIC AT CHILLERTON. From the roundabout at the bottom of Carisbrooke village turn up Cedar Hill. At the next mini-roundabout take the second exit, Whitcombe Road. After 2 ½ miles, just before the right-hand bend into Chillerton, look for balloons in Sheat Corner Cottage’s hedge on the right. Park on the verge opposite, on the left. Arrive any time from 10am onwards. Bring a picnic for 12.30 when tea, coffee and cake will be served.

AUGUST 16TH  NEWTOWN QUAY. From the Newport-to-Yarmouth Road, turn right (if coming from Newport) into Whitehouse Road, then left into Colemans Lane. Turn left at the end, then fork right where it’s signposted to Newtown. Meet in the National Trust car park, (which has toilets) near the old town hall.

AUGUST 23RD  NEWNHAM FARM. Courtesy of Mr and Mrs Cleaver. Take Newnham Road from the mini-roundabout at the top of Binstead Hill. After a sharp right-hand bend turn right into Newnham Lane. The farm is on the left after half a mile. Park and meet by the barns. Toilet available.

AUGUST 30TH   RYDE HARBOUR. is adjacent to the large car park at the hovercraft terminal (which has toilets) and ice rink. Meet by the car park’s sea wall.

SEPTEMBER 6TH  FOLLY INN. Head towards East Cowes from the racecourse roundabout. At Whippingham, turn left into Folly Lane and follow it to the river.

SEPTEMBER 13TH  SHANKLIN OLD VILLAGE. Park and meet in the old village’s main car park.

SEPTEMBER 20TH  COMPTON BAY. The bay is South-East of Freshwater, on the Military Road. Park and meet in the car park (which has toilets).

SEPTEMBER 27TH  WOLVERTON MANOR. If coming from Newport, turn left at the roundabout in Shorwell, bear right into Corve Hill, then turn right into Pound Lane. The manor is then ahead.

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