Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

🗓️ Saturday 25th May – Sunday 9th June 2024

Purbeck Art Weeks (PAW) is renowned as the Isle of Purbeck’s premier community art event.

It’s a chance for local artists to show their work at exhibitions and by opening their studios to the public.

The festival has an additional programme of events, which includes concerts, workshops and more.

  • Rollington exhibition
  • Rollington Barn artwork
  • Children's art in barn for Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

Purbeck Art Weeks typically runs for a fortnight each spring, and sees around 40 artists open their studios to visitors, where members of the public can browse works and meet the artists.

In addition there is a collective exhibition at Rollington Barn, near Corfe Castle, as well as various family-friendly events, with local schools getting involved in creative projects for the festival, too.

PAW has grown year-on-year since its inception in 2001 and now includes musical and performing arts events – the combined creative offer drawing a large number of visitors each year.

Don’t forget to check out the various local galleries throughout Swanage and Purbeck during PAW too, as they all get involved in supporting our talented local artists.

Visit the PAW website to see who’s exhibiting this year: www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk

Artists’ info

If you’re an artist and would like to exhibit for Purbeck Art Weeks or open your studio, you can find all the information you need online: members.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk

You don’t have to be a professional, working artist – many members are hobby artists, and PAW is a very friendly and welcoming way to dip your toe in the water at exhibiting. You just need to live, work or study in Purbeck to be eligible to become a member.

The main exhibition at Rollington is ideal for new artists who want to show a limited amount of work, as well as for established artists to showcase their art as a taster before viewers visit your studio.

Studios are often shared between artists, meaning there’s a greater variety of work at one location for your audience, and great mutual support amongst your fellow exhibitors.

Contact details

The team at PAW are happy to answer any queries via email:

  • General enquiries: info@purbeckartweeks.co.uk
  • Events enquiries: events@purbeckartweeks.co.uk
  • Become a member: membership@purbeckartweeks.co.uk

Follow festival updates on social media: https://www.facebook.com/PurbeckArtWeeks/