The Mannin Art Group was established in the North of the Isle of Man over 60 years ago. Sir Sidney Wadsworth, a retired Indian judge and his painter wife, invited groups of artists to paint at their picturesque home on the banks of the Sulby River. Subsequently an Art Society was formed.
At the formation many of the great Manx artists were still alive among them John Nicholson, John Aitken and William Hoggatt. The first exhibition was held at Albert Road School, Ramsey in 1950 when whole classrooms were given over to the works of those artists.
Today’s members and exhibitors include all the Island’s leading artists.
Our mission is to foster and encourage artistic talent by supporting both new and established IOM artists with weekly workshop sessions at our base in St Paul’s Hall, Ramsey; as well as an extensive Programme of outdoor excursions. Our annual Summer Exhibition is a very popular event with exhibitors, providing a valuable showcase for their work across a diverse range of interests.
See our Member Gallery for a brief resumé of our artists together with a small selection of their work.