Gallery Hire

Quarr Abbey’s gallery space is the perfect location for new and established Isle of Wight based artists to exhibit their work to a diverse audience of varying ages and backgrounds. Our gallery space is light and airy, with good lighting and multiple power outlets.

The gallery is ideally suited for hanging paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, and for displaying ceramics and small to medium sized sculptures. And we welcome enquiries from artists working in all kinds of media.

Please note that due to increased demand for space we are trialling a new system for taking exhibition bookings in 2023. If you would like to apply for space, please submit your application using the form below.

All exhibitors must have a minimum public liability insurance indemnity of £5,000,000 either as a sole artist or as a group at the time of the exhibition. All exhibitors will be required to sign and return the Exhibitor Terms and Conditions no later that two weeks prior to their exhibition. All payments are required no later than four weeks prior to the exhibition start date.

Individual artists are limited to no more than two weeks in a year at Quarr Abbey Gallery, either showing alone or with one other artist. In addition, they may also show within groups. (Groups are defined as three or more artists). Groups are limited to no more than two weeks in a year also.

New artists

We would like to encourage new Island artists and so we will reserve two weeks, one in March and one in October. If you have not exhibited at Quarr Abbey Gallery before, please apply as a new artist.

Apply to exhibit

The cost to exhibit per week will be £180.00 plus 10% commission on all sales for the 2022 season.

If you would like to exhibit please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.

We are open to applications for Gallery space in 2023 from Monday January 4, 2021 until Friday January 15, 2021

    Your information

    Requested Dates

    Please choose up to three preferred dates for exhibiting, our team will discuss these further with you when we receive your application.

    About your work

    I've not exhibited at Quarr in the past (even as a group)

    I'm applying to exhibit as a group (three or more artists)I'm applying to exhibit as a partnership (two artists)

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    Welcome to the Abbey of Our Lady of Quarr, a monastery on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England. It is home to a small group of Benedictine monks who strive to dedicate their lives to the glory of God, and whose day is characterised by prayer, work and community life.

    Quarr Abbey is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Visitors are welcome to attend worship in the Abbey Church. You can visit our gardens, take refreshment in our Tea Shop and find out about the monastery in our Visitor Centre. The Farm Shop offers home grown produce and the Monastery Shop religious articles, books and souvenirs. There is a new exhibition of the work of local artists every week in the gallery.

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