An Isle of Wight art charity is celebrating age this autumn with an exhibition created by residents from 13 care homes across the Island during the past year.

Independent Arts, based on Newport High Street, is displaying works inspired by Monet’s Waterlilies, Matisse, painted seascapes, a sensory garden, along with modern sculpture, photographs, textiles, ceramics and mosaics.

Curated by the charity’s team Nicola Ward, Kerry Tindall and Jo Rigby, the exhibition showcases the talent of both residents and the dedication of professional arts practitioners who supported them.

Lisa Gagliani, chief executive, said: “Last time we displayed art created by care home residents everyone was hugely inspired and this time our elders have done it again!

Isle of Wight County Press: Art by residents from Island care homesArt by residents from Island care homes (Image: Contributions)

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“It’s simply amazing how taking part in some form of creative activity can unlock hidden talent, along with happy memories.”

Independent Arts also delivers music and crafts to more than 30 care homes across the Island, with 10,600 residents enjoying activities in the past year alone.

The free exhibition is open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4.30pm, and on Saturdays between midday – 2pm.