It’s been busy in the art world on the Island this week so I thought rather than bombard you with lots of separate posts I would do a bit of a round-up for you.

Juan Moore announced that his first solo show in 5 years will open at The Isle Gallery on 31 July. Juan is a practising fine artist, illustrator and creative and works across both traditional and digital mediums. Expect to be surprised (and possibly shocked) by this talented Artist’s work. You can see some of Juan’s work, read his biography and find his contact details on his page : Juan Moore.




The Sayle Gallery is currently hosting Cian Quayle’s ‘Points of Departure’ exhibition which is on until 3 April. 

Spanning a thirty year period, the exhibition of paintings, prints, photographs and object-based works, investigates ideas of ‘place’ and what lies between ‘home’ and elsewhere.

The exhibition has a strong Manx theme, explores interconnected ideas and subjects across a vast time frame spanning the ancient to the contemporary, using a diverse range of images which includes family paintings, keeills and references to Celtic history. 


The Sayle Gallery is also holding a silent auction for 3 new paintings, created as part of a collaborative project by artist Rob Smith and members of the Youth Arts Centre, on Kensington Road, Douglas. Visitors to the gallery are invited to submit bids for each of the paintings, which will remain sealed until the paintings come down, at which point the winning bidders will be informed.

The paintings, along with a collection of prints will be on display until 3rd April so pop along and put in a bid.




Phil Kneen is off on his travels again – after Japan, he will be heading off on a 5000 mile, two week working road trip to the Lofoten Islands in Arctic Norway. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Phil’s stunning photography on his blog which you can follow here:

The picture below was taken at ‘The Jungle’ in Calais on one of his recent photographic adventures.




The Isle of Man Art Society Easter Exhibition opens next week, 23-29 March, and this year is on at the old Shoprite store in The Village Walk, Onchan. Paul Parker treated us to a preview of one of the paintings he will be exhibiting this year.




The very talented Colleen Corlett now has a page on the Directory. Colleen recently produced the most beautiful illuminated address to commemorate Hector Duff’s Honorary Freedom of Douglas. 




The Isle of Man Film Festival 2016 has just launched their new website: Bruno Cavellec has designed this lovely poster with a limited colour palette.



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Have a great weekend!


Manx Art News Round Up