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PAW 2020 was different ……. although we were not able to hold the PAW Festival this year, we offered visitors to our website as much of a ‘virtual’ PAW as we could, and still do!

If you would have enjoyed exploring our artists’ Open Studios and exhibitions,  we would like to encourage you to browse through and enjoy the work of our artists on this website. Click here to explore the artists’ Open Studios and Rollington exhibitors, enjoy our Brochure and Events Programme.  Some of the artists are regular exhibitors and some are new to PAW, have a look at what they have been creating, and follow up on their websites to see even more of their work. You might even fall in love with some art and buy it directly from the artist!

Our ART4ACTION ONLINE AUCTION took place on Sunday 14th June, and we are delighted that a total of £8,828.00 was raised, of which 25% (£2,207.00) has been donated to the Dorset Coronavirus Community Fund, with 60% going to the artists.  We would like to thank all those taking part, including our PAW artists, for their enthusiasm and generosity in making this new ‘lockdown’ venture such a success.

If you were looking forward to our events, we hope you will enjoy the series of virtual concerts that we and the musicians have created for you on this website – click here to go to Virtual Events. These concerts reflect what would have been performed during the Festival, and went live on the day when the event would have happened – starting on May 23. In some cases we have included art works by our artists to enliven the music sequences.

The first sequence features Sestina (led by counter-tenor Mark Chambers) with violinist Rachel Podger – just click on Virtual Events and hear what they have to offer.

Keep an eye on our PAW Facebook as we bring you profiles of our artists and their work, and more clips of the music you would have heard.

The PAW team, including all our volunteers, and our performers and artists are now looking forward with determination and optimism to a great PAW 2021 (May 29 – June 13).

Take care everyone and please keep in touch.

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4 days ago

Purbeck Art Weeks

Support Purbeck artists and craftspeople making a difference this Christmas!

Art4Action is repeating its successful lockdown online auction and is holding a Timed Auction starting on Friday, 4th of December and closing on Sunday 13th December. 41 Purbeck artists and craftspeople are contributing over 300 lots for the Art4Action auction with proceeds being split between the artists and local charities and causes.

"Please do support Purbeck artists who make wonderful art, which is difficult to sell during these challenging times" says the Chair of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival. "Purbeck is full of talent and enthusiasm for art, please do take a bit of it home with you for Christmas, as a wonderful gift for yourself or others!"

To find out more and to take a sneak peek at some of the lots, please go to www.art4action.co.uk/.

#Art4Action #PAW2021 #PurbeckArtists #Christmasshopping #supportlocal

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3 weeks ago

Purbeck Art Weeks

Something to look forward to when lockdown ends: PAW artists Jane Elmer-Smith and Aline Johnson are having an Open House sale from 4th-6th December. Please contact Jane to arrange an appointment (details are on the flyer) and please remember to wear your face-covering.

Please note that the event will be postponed if lockdown continues past 2nd December.

#PAW2021 #purbeckartweeksfestival #ceramics #cyanotype #earthenware

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2 months ago

Purbeck Art Weeks

Andy Knill, Swanage-based PAW artist, is the current 'Artist in Residence' at Knoll House Hotel, Studland. A curation of colour and line drawings, Andy Knill Art's work is currently displayed in the wardroom and lounges at the hotel, and will be available to view and until the end of October. All pieces are individually priced.

#purbeckartweeksfestival #swanageartist #landscapeart #knollhouse #artistinresidence

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